November 2, 2011
I love a great challenge! Last week Katie and friends announced the second Pinterest Challenge (Fall Edition) and since I missed it the first time around, I decided to hop on board this time. A few weeks ago I had cozy accents on my mind, specifically sweater pillows. Pottery Barn has made versions of these in the past and there were a few DIYers who came up with their own interpretations too. I loved Megan’s version from Brassy Apple so I pinned it. (Don’t you love the ability to comment on Pinterest too? Thanks Julie, you made me laugh!)
I also loved Megan’s button center and floral accents too! I went down to my local Goodwill and saw at least a dozen sweaters to choose from.
I bought the center one for $3 bucks and brought it home. Then I pinned this:
And a few days ago I made this!
The flower is a lapel pin I’ve had for awhile that suits the pillow perfectly.
I also found another gray and red striped sweater at the Goodwill for $3 and also stitched up this cozy Christmas accent pillow:
Here’s the simple how to: First, cut your sweater to the size of your pillow form (whether square or oblong) and allow an extra inch of material all around. Turn the knit material inside out and stitch it together with a sewing machine on 3 ½ sides. Turn right side out and stuff opening with pillow form, then hand stitch the remaining opening closed.
Any ol’ sweater you find at a thrift store can become your next decorative accent in these upcoming chilly months!
Linking up to the Pinterest Challenge party: