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01 June, 2014

Summery No-Sew Linen and Burlap Starfish Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Linen and Burlap Starfish PillowSummer has definitely arrived here in Georgia with its heat and humidity! So I am taking a break from yard work to share my latest project with you…my no-sew linen and burlap starfish pillow! It’s perfect for summer and it was super easy to make, too!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Starfish Pillow step 1 Here’s what you will need:
  • Starfish template found here …print it and cut it out. (The pattern you see in my photos is no longer available so I have substituted a similar one.)
  • Pre-made pillow cover (Mine came from the Pottery Barn Outlet…on sale for $9.00 since the button need to be sewn back on. Woo hoo! However, they also have them at Hobby Lobby.)
  • Burlap (1/4 yard should be plenty)
  • Heat n Bond Ultra Hold or a similar product
  • Iron
  • Pillow form (Mine is down and came from Goodwill for $3.00)
And here’s what you will do:
1. Cut an 8 1/2 inch square from burlap for each starfish that you plan to make. I made five.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Starfish Pillow step 2
2. Cut an equal number of squares from the Heat n Bond and apply them to the squares of burlap, following the directions on the package.
3. Pin the template to each square and cut out the burlap.

4. Place the cutouts on the pillow cover in a pattern that pleases you. Notice that I cut one of them in half and let it appear in two spots. I later trimmed the arms of the starfish in the bottom right corner as well. Pin them in place.
5. Following package directions, remove the paper backing and iron the starfish in place one by one.
6. Let them cool and then add the pillow insert.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Linen and Burlap Starfish Pillow And….taaa daaa!…here it is! I love the little summery touch that it adds to my décor without being too much!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summer Mason Jar CandlesAnd just in case you need another idea for an easy way to add a little summer, here are my summer Mason jar candles!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music SailboatsAnd maybe one of my favorite summer projects…my easy and inexpensive sheet music sailboats!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chipmunk Channel As for the staff, they are really enjoying summer since cat TV has added a new channel…the Chipmunk Channel!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my no-sew starfish pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. So cool! I love starfish and projects featuring them are very popular this season. Your pillow is adorable!

  2. Another fun and clever project from our Deb!! Love it!!! So fun for the summer months. I can see a lot of people trying to do this one, Great job!!
    xo Kathysue

  3. Cute pillow cover! Thanks for the reminder about the musical sailboats with flags - I want to make a trio for my yacht-club friends! Enjoy the summer!

    Mary in OR

  4. Love the starfish pillow and the summer jar and boats are great too!

  5. Sooo Cute, Debbie! Thanks for sharing how to make the pillow.

  6. So cute! Simple design and yet perfect for summer!

  7. I want that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And those sailboats are adorable. My boys would love them!


  8. Debbie, I was "spoofed" a few months ago - and I don't even know what that means but I know I did not receive all the blogs I was subscribed to. I went into my old mail and stopped them. I waited a day and then went back in and re-applied. So far so good. I have missed all of you.

    1. lol I don't know what "spoofed" means either! There have been problems with Feedburner, the service that delivers my emails. I have suggested, as you may have seen, adding my blog address to your contact list. So far, it is working for me! Glad you are finding our emails in your inbox again!

  9. I just love this pillow….so cute…along with the cleaver!

  10. Creative place3ment of the starfish on the pillow cover. I would watch chipmunk TV too! Pinning the boats for a summer project - so cute.

  11. Thank you, Debbie, for the wonderfully simple yet attractive ideas! I love the starfish pillow and am absolutely going to make one! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  12. Love the pillow and LOVE that it's so easy to make. Thank for the tutorial and starfish template link.

  13. I love all your diy ideas!! I am tho having problems with the starfish template link. It opens up to a list but none of the lists lead to the same starfish you showed. Are there any tips?

    1. It seems that the pattern is no longer available. I have added a similar one in the post. Here's the new link:

  14. Perfect timing featuring your summer projects. One of first places I decorate is my shutter shelf(like other's mantles). Have had bird cages, etc. on wall and shutter shelf. Is time for a change to Summer decorations finally. So beachy it will be, then my bee decorations, then travel, by the time I go thru all those it will be Fall. Time now to get busy making summer pillow covers.
    Can hardly wait to get busy using transfer graphics you so generously shared. Will have couch covered with wonderful Summer beachy pillows.
    Love all photos of your kitties and cat tv. Want to reach out to cuddle all of them.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie