I have recently changed out the sofas in my family room.?? The red ones had to go. Now we have white sofas. Apparently I needed a fresh new place for my kids dirty feet to hang out.
But with this season change the real reason that I wanted to change out the sofas emerges. I want to be able to change the look of the room with throw pillows. That way when it’s fall, I can go with an appropriate color palette. Same with Christmas, president’s day, groundhog day…you get it?
I knew you would, that’s why you rock.
So on my quest to have fun pillows to change out each holiday season, I wanted a pumpkin pillow.?? Because pumpkin pillows should be a thing.
This was a seriously easy project. So easy a child could do it.?? If you can cut fabric, you can make this. Well, you have to be able to apply glue too, but most everyone above kindergarten has mastered that skill.
This pillow cover came from a craft store. I’ve seen similar styles in Pottery Barn for $40, much more than $9.99, and I even had a 40% off coupon.
Finding a pattern for a pumpkin in the time frame that I had (10 minutes) wasn’t possible, so I decided to make my own.
To draw a pumpkin, I just started with an oval in the center of my paper and drew the crescent shapes on either side until it looked like a pumpkin. My stem looks more like a flimsy excuse for a cornucopia, but it will do. Make sure your pumpkin is large enough to make a statement on your pillow.?? I drew mine on a sheet of 12×12 cardstock so that I could make it big.
Cut the pieces of the pumpkin out.?? Wherever there is a line, you cut. Notice the end of my stem even has a little piece that has been separated.
You can either pin your pattern pieces to your fabric, or you could trace around it with a pencil.?? Then cut with fabric scissors.
Now, I found a glue that promises that you can wash it once it has set for at lease 30 minutes…but I’ll be the judge of that.
When applying the glue, I just rubbed it on with my finger. I didn’t go all the way to the edges because I wanted the edges to fray a little.
Because a frayed edge is the prettiest edge, amiright?
To finish it off, I added a little curly jute twine as a dried leaf stem. It adds just a little more texture.
This little pumpkin pillow is what’s what right now. I’m thinking in a couple of months there may just be a Christmas tree pillow that will be all the rage.