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12 April, 2015

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Bougainvillea Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT POTTERY BARN Inspired No-Sew Bougainvillea PillowSpring is here and it’s time for our no-sew group to share our projects for April! Sooo…in honor of all the pretty weather we have been having here in Georgia, I have created a pillow! Are you surprised? ;-) And once again, I took my inspiration from one of my favorite sources to create this springy bougainvillea motif!

Pottery Barn pillow Yep…you guessed it…Pottery Barn! As soon as I saw their Bougainvillea branch lumbar pillow, I knew that I would have to make one of my own! I love the pretty spring colors! But, I chose not to make a lumbar pillow since that size really doesn’t fit well in my home.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT   POTTERY BARN Inspired No-Sew Bougainvillea Pillow tutorial Here’s what you will need:
  • A pre-made pillow cover (Mine came from Hobby Lobby)
  • 2 squares of fuchsia felt
  • 1 square each of two different shades of green felt
  • Brown craft paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Aluminum foil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Print-out of the template that follows

And here’s what you will do:
  1. Press the pillow cover and slide a piece of aluminum foil inside to protect the back of the cover. Draw several branches with the pencil and then paint them with the craft paint.
  2. Cut the flower forms using the pattern that follows. Add a small amount of hot glue in the center.
  3. Allow it to cool for a few seconds, then pinch the petals together and hold until the glue sets.
  4. Cut both small and large leaves from the green felt…several of each size and in each color.
  5. Arrange the flowers and leaves on the branches, removing them one at a time once they are arranged and adding a small amount of hot glue to the back to hold them in place.

Leaf and Flower Template Here’s the template for the flowers and leaves. I printed it at 3 x 5 inch size using Photoscape, a free download.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT'S POTTERY BARN Inspired No-Sew Bougainvillea Pillow Finally, remove the aluminum foil and pop in a pillow form. Mine is down and came from Goodwill for under $3.00! I think I am going to love the pop of spring color it adds to my home!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Fabric WreathAnd if you are looking for more fun ways to add some spring color to your home here’s my no-sew fabric wreath…so easy to make! You just cut the fabric pieces and tie!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Burlap Rose WreathOr if you are a fan of burlap, my no-sew burlap rose wreath is another easy way to add some spring to your home!

 Be sure to visit my very talented blogger friend Amy at Atta Girl Says to see what she is sharing this month...

 ...her beautiful no-sew spring tote bag! Be sure to head over and check it out!

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 , Common Ground for Share Your Style on Thursdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. You always come up with so many cute pillows...wherever do you store them all when not in use, Debbie?

  2. Oh Debbie, that is just so pretty! All you touch turns to wonderful!
    Have a glorious week!

  3. Oh, how I love a "no sew" project and your pillow is so sweet! I pinned it to my "No Sew Projects" board. Have a wonderful weekend, Debbie!

  4. I love bougainvillea and your pillow reminds me so much of the beautiful plant:) I like your version better than PB's version. Thanks for sharing the wonderful tutorial and template! Hugs, Poppy

  5. Your cushion is nicer than the Pottery Barn one :) I love the 3D flowers.

  6. Debbie, I like this best (next to the French postage pillow). You are very creative.


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