Use Celery to Make a Beautiful Fall Pillow

3 Materials
30 Minutes

If you are looking for something totally different to do this Fall with paint, look no further! Grab some celery from your fridge and I promise you, it will be the best “paint brush” you have used in a long time.
The last time I was at IKEA, I grabbed a couple of these plain, white pillow covers to make some Fall pillows for my Living Room. I wanted the pillows to be colourful and pretty but not overly busy.
To make the Fall flowers on the pillow covers, I used celery to do some stamping.   Start by cutting of the end of a celery stalk a few finger widths from the end.
I put a wide elastic around it once it was cut just to make sure the pieces stayed in place.   Since this was going to be a Fall pillow, I used some red, yellow and orange paint for the flowers and brown for the vines. See my favourite Fall project from last year here...
To blend the colours together, I used a small paint brush to add the paint to the celery end.  
I started my design with a flower in the corner that had all three colours and then made others from there.
To make the design a little fuller, add some vines and small hand painted flowers.
I finished my pillow off with the word "fall".  It was printed on a sheet of paper and then traced onto the pillow cover with a sheet of graphite paper.   You can find directions and details about the tracing process here... 
Who knew that something in your fridge could make such a beautiful piece for your home?!

So pretty and even though I am not ready for summer to be over... this makes me want to start decorating for Fall.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Debora Marie Rivera
    on Aug 28, 2017

    If something is spilled on it may it be put in the wash or may it be spot treated?
    • Recreated Designs
      on Jul 20, 2020

      Hi Laura, I just used regular paint. Any chalk, milk or latex paint will work beautifully on fabric.

  • Laura
    on Jul 17, 2020

    Did you use fabric paint? Can I use regular craft paint?

    • Recreated Designs
      on Jul 17, 2020

      Hi Laura, I just used regular paint. You don't need paint specific to fabric. Any latex, chalk or milk paint will work fine. Have fun!

  • Joanie
    on Jul 17, 2020

    Your pillow is real pretty.........Did ya know that end can re-root and grow another stalk of celery? Oh yeah! Just sit in water and watch it grow.......until planting time. Trust me.....I've done it!!

    • Recreated Designs
      on Jul 20, 2020

      What a great idea Joanie! I will have to try that. I only have balconies but I have lots of pots that I can plant it in that are deep. Thanks!

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  • Mcgypsy9
    on Jul 17, 2020

    I really really love this and the way they turned out is just gorgeous! I froze the end from celery the last time I bought it so I would have it at hand when needed. I Can’t wait to try this!

    • Recreated Designs
      on Jul 20, 2020

      Thanks so much! That is a great idea to freeze it for when you need it! I will have to do that the next time I buy some celery. Thanks for the tip.

  • Melinda Record
    on Jul 18, 2020

    So clever with beautiful results. Thank you for sharing!

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