Make a spray painted burlap pillow

Some things just have an autumn-y feel to them.  Things like leaves, gourds, and one of our favorite fabrics, burlap.  It has a rustic look that is perfect for harvest time!  Colleen at Just Paint It came up with an easy way to incorporate burlap into her fall decor by using a dollar store felt leaf as a stencil and turning the resulting design into a pillow.  Her version isn’t even sewn; if you aren’t comfortable with your sewing skills, a little hot glue or some tape is sufficient to hold everything in place through the season.  If you’re not a burlap fan any fabric will work – Colleen even suggests using a painter’s drop cloth as a fabric source.  You can also use the leaf to stencil all kinds of coordinating items!  What else would you stencil with spray painted leaves?  [how to make a spray painted burlap pillow]

Project estimate:

  • Burlap (or other fabric), on hand or $1 and up
  • Felt leaf, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Pillow form or stuffing, on hand or $1 and up
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up