Monday, November 1, 2010

THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!!

In the middle of the night I thought of the title for this post. It's a favorite quote of my hubby's from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. If you've seen the movie, you'll probably remember the line. If not, you have no idea what I'm talking about.

 


I saw this project twice in Bloggland a few weeks ago and immediately fell in love. If you were the writer of one of those posts, please let me know. I can't seem to recall where it came from. Anyway, these are not really pillows!!! They were inexpensive placemats from Walmart. All I needed to do was rip the seam open a little, stuff them, and sew up the edge again. Super easy and super cute!!!

Happy Sewing!
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42 comments:

  1. GET OUT!I have those placemats as Placemats. so adorable as pillows!!!

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  2. I love it! Such a great idea.

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  3. Leaf pillows for fall. I might just be on my way to Walmart this afternoon. I love nothing better than an easy project. Thanks so much for passing it on.
    Traci

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    1. Who isn't (on the way to Wal-Mart) after seeing this? And who isn't thinking: "Hmm, I wonder if I can find other cute placemats to make different ones too?". Looks great and easy!

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  4. So cute! Tks for sharing such a creative, yet simple idea. They look great.

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  5. I'm laughing out loud!!! A classic line from a funny movie~ and the pillows turned out great too!!!

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  6. Oh Bella that's terrific and what a great idea someone has... they look so cute and what a perfect matching for the fall.. inspiring, I am too fall in love with them
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Hope you would like to spare a bit of your time for me...
    Love
    Farah

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  7. I am hosting a "Trash to Treasure" party over at Sassy Sites! You should come by and join in! :) xoxo!- Marni
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  8. I love, Love, LOVE these pillows. Anything with trees or leaves and I'm all over it. I think I need to head to Walmart tomorrow and pick these up. Thanks for such a wonderfully simple, yet beautiful idea :)

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  9. You TOLD me they were cute and I believed you, but they're even cuter than I imagined. Must find place to put my own!

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  10. well how cute is that!now you've got me wanting to go to walmart LOL
    Helen

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  11. Becca I adore these!! Great idea whoever came up with it!

    Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Hi Becca, those are so cute and I can't believe they are placemats. Thanks for sharing. I checked your party links and didn't see mine if you would add it please. I truly appreciate you linking up to my first party!

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  13. I am SOOO making these this weekend!

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  14. Very clever and just right for Fall.

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  15. These are adorable!Heading out to Walmart.
    Thanks for sharing, Annette

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  16. love this, I actually have the placemats on my table. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. So stinkin' cute!! I was looking at these for a table runner and love what you've done! I have to do this before our book club meeting next week!!

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  18. Congratulaions Becca, featuring on Tip junkie... you really deserve for the creativiy with your maple leaf mats..
    Love
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Farah

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  19. Love it!!! I have these at my house. :)

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  20. These are so nice! Love it:) Now I've got to stop by walmart in the morning to see if they got something close to it! Thanks for sharing:)

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  21. From Princess Diaries - "SHUT UP!" :) These are adorable. I think it is amazing when people can sew, but I think it is more amazing when people figure out ways to NOT sew. Yahoo!

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  22. Here you go!! Here is the post I saw on it :)

    http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/simple-leaf-pillow-tutorial.html

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  23. WOW! I am going to Walmart tomorrow to find those placemats! That is the best idea ever!
    I'm your newest follower--I hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back if you'd like!

    www.homeandholidaykeepsakes.blogspot.com

    Also--I've featured you for these pillows, so come and grab my "Featured" button!
    Thanks,
    Jessica
    Home and Holiday Keepsakes

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  24. So fun. I saw this first on http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com/
    Wanted to make them, but decided too many other projects, now I'm regretting it...wonder if my Walmart still has them. Great job.

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  25. As Katie said, I made them too so you might have seen them on my blog or the one I saw them on.

    http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/simple-leaf-pillow-tutorial.html

    Looks great!

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  26. What a great idea! I'm going to check out Wal Mart! Perhaps even I could do this:)

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  27. In love! I'm featuring you in a post tomorrow about thanksgiving/fall decor on crazydomestic.com. the CSI project is having pillow week this week, you should really enter these in it! I want to run out to walmart tonight so I can make my own!

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  28. These are amazing!!! Our Walmart has them too, and I'm about to go stock up!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I did the placemat pillows a few times (I don't think you got it from me though), but it never occurred to me to use the Walmart leaf placemats! Stunning!

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  30. I love this idea. When I first saw the picture I thought they would take too much time with all that custom sticking to get the veins just right. But I can do placemats. Super fun.

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  31. Cute! I would have never thought of this.

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  32. So wish I had seen this last year. They aren't selling them in 2011!

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  33. Must depend on the location because my Wal-Mart has them this year! I just found them on clearance, and I can't wait to make them!

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  34. These are adorable! I just made a set yesterday. I saw the idea here - http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2010/11/01/fall-leaf-accent-pillows/ The placemats aren't on clearance at our Wal-mart yet, I wish they were! Brook http://snipssnailsandpuppydogstails.blogspot.com/

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  35. I always love seeing these pillows around blogland. I posted the original tutorial last year here: http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com/2010/09/easy-fall-leaf-pillows_27.html

    And my wal-mart is still selling them, so run over and stock up!!

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  36. I will never look at placemats the same! Endless possibilities : )

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  37. What a clever use for placemats. Great Job.

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  38. I made these for my blog a couple of weeks ago- thought I came up with the idea. Guess there's a lot of us clever crafters out there! lol

    http://livinthedream07.blogspot.com/2012/10/fall-throw-pillow-from-place-mat.html

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  39. I found them here

    http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com/2010/09/easy-fall-leaf-pillows_27.html

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