19 November, 2014

No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired FA LA LA LA Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Falalala PillowYikes! Have you realized that it’s only five weeks until Christmas? For those of you like me who make many of your decorations, it’s time to get our crafting going! I like simple and easy and no-sew if possible and this pillow fills the bill perfectly!

Pottery BarnAs soon as I saw Pottery Barn’s Fa La La La pillow cover, I knew it would be one of my projects this Christmas! Who doesn’t love to Deck the Halls? And this one requires very little in the way of supplies and comes in for waaaay less than their $29.50! In fact, I spent a total of $3.00 for this one since I already had most of the supplies on the super-short list. All I had to buy was the pre-made pillow cover!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Falalala Pillow supplies Here’s what you will need:
  • Purchased pillow cover (Mine came from Hobby Lobby at a cost of $3.00 with a coupon. I used an 18 inch square rather than a lumbar pillow.)
  • Red fabric marker (Be sure to use a fabric marker…regular markers or Sharpies will bleed.)
  • Pillow insert (Mine is a down insert that came from Goodwill.)
  • Wax paper
And here’s what you will do:
Press the cover to remove any wrinkles. Insert a sheet of wax paper inside the pillow cover to prevent the text from showing through on the back. Then simply write the phrase Falalalala Lalalala on the front of the pillow cover, alternating beginning each line with first one word, then the other and letting the line end with partial words if need be. You might try practicing on a sheet of paper first to find the size that you want. My lettering is about 2 inches tall for the initial F and L and about an inch for the a’s. Work until you have covered the entire pillow front. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s supposed to be handwriting, after all!

NOTE: If you are not comfortable with your handwriting, try printing the phrase in a font and size that you like to be used as a guide. If your fabric is thin enough, you can pin the phrase on the underside of just the front and trace over it with a pencil, moving the text as you go until the pillow has been filled. Then write over it with the fabric marker.
Finally, pop in the insert and…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Falalala Pillowtaaa daaa! Here it is! It couldn’t be any simpler than that! I love the look of the script! It adds a festive but subtle touch to my Christmas décor!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Jingle PillowWant more Pottery Barn knock-offs? Here’s my Pottery Barn inspired jingle pillow…my favorite from last Christmas…and it’s in the stores again this year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Ballard Inspired Joyeux Noël Pillow And here’s another super easy no-sew pillow…my Ballard inspired Joyeux Noël pillow! The graphic for the iron-on transfer is included in the tutorial.

045 Baby Kitty says this one is his favorite! He likes the fact that the text is in French…and I do, too! And stay tuned...there's more Christmas inspiration in the works!

Thanks for stopping by! 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 the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   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
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  1. You did a great job on that pillow. My writing is awful so that won't be happening.

  2. I love it, what a fun pillow and your writing is beautiful.

  3. I love this idea! Now I must go and look for fabric markers--they will open up a whole new bunch of creative opportunities. Your handwriting style is charming! Thanks for sharing your inspiring projects.

  4. Great pillow-I wish my writing was that pretty!

  5. Debbie- This looks great! Your handwriting is perfect for this project. Laura

  6. So cute! I don't know that my handwriting will turn out that good, but you did an incredible job. My mind is racing with all of the ideas for potential pillows I could do!

  7. Debbie, this is so cute! You always have the best pillows! I'm still in love with the Jingle pillow from last year.

  8. Too cute!! I am using your jingle idea to make some love, peace, joy and noel pillows. I may have to use this idea for some pillows for the guest bedroom.

  9. Love it! Yours is totally better! Pinning. :) Julie

  10. So cute! I actually have one or two remade pillows that I was going to use years ago and never did. I may give this a whirl. Your writing turned out fabulous! Does Hobby Lobby carry the pens?

  11. Your handwriting is perfect and the pillow looks amazing. I may have to try this!


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