DIY Plaid Pumpkin Pillows

I made these fun and easy pillows for an Instagram challenge that I am a part of called #DreamItDoitDIYit, and I thought I would write up a little tutorial for my blog too on how I made them.

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Materials Used for this Project…

Pack of 2 18×18 inch Plain Pillow Cases from Amazon
Nautical Rope from Dollar Tree
Plaid Pajama Pants from Goodwill Or You can get plaid fabric wherever you buy fabric from
Glue Gun

DIY Plaid Pumpkin Pillows

Step 1….

I started by ordering these plain, 18 x 18 inch pillow cases from Amazon. They were pretty wrinkled when I opened the package so I made sure to iron them first. To find plaid material, I took a trip to Goodwill and once I spotted these men’s blue pajama pants for $3.99, I knew I found what I was looking for. The blues in this plaid are my jam and match all my decor. I washed and ironed those as well.

To get started on the pillows, first I printed out a pumpkin shape from the internet. Then I traced it onto my fabric and cut it out.

Step 2…

Next, I unraveled a piece of my nautical rope. Using my glue gun, I glued the nautical rope onto the pumpkin, doing the lines in the middle first, then the edges last. Once I was happy with how the rope looked, and it was all trimmed and looking good, I glued them to the center of the pillow. Lastly, I stuffed a pillow insert into it and put them on my couch.

The finished product…

Here they are. I made 2 pillows. They aren’t perfect, but they are pretty cute and were very inexpensive to make. What do you think?

DIY Plaid Pumpkin Pillows
DIY Plaid Pumpkin Pillows
DIY Plaid Pumpkin Pillows


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