Quick and Easy Embellished Pillow Covers

7 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy

Add a touch of fall to your home décor with this easy craft and pillow project.

I’m welcoming fall and my favorite season with a quick and easy DIY pillow project that anyone can do!

 Embellishing these pillows was so much fun that I made a couple to share with friends to welcome fall!

 I loved the colorful images of  these pillow covers in a set of 4 and

this single  ‘Hello Fall’ pillow cover.

While I love decorative seasonal pillows, storing them on the off-season can be a challenge . . .pillow covers to the rescue! They can be stored flat and they’re also affordable!

Embellishing a pillow to add some dimension and put your personal stamp on it is super easy!

You can embellish as much or as little as desired.

Here are the easy steps and tips.


I purchased some fall floral picks that were 40% off at Michaels . . .

some burnt orange sunflowers and fall leaf picks. The flowers should pull right off of the stems,

if not cut them off along with any leaves you want to use.

I cut the back of the flower stem so it would sit flat and be easier to glue.

I also had some cheery yellow sunflower stickers from Hobby Lobby left over from a previous craft project.

I used a hot glue gun to attach my materials.

Glue your materials to your pillow cover after arranging them where you like them best.

Note: Be sure to use a  silicone heat resistant mat, placing it inside the pillow cover,

so you don’t accidentally glue the top and bottom of the cover together

while attaching your embellishments.


I decided to add some black and white check ribbon to the pillow that I had in my stash.

To keep the cut ends of the ribbon from fraying,

I used  Fray Check,  a clear liquid seam sealant to secure the thread ends.


Follow the manufacturer’s directions, using in a well ventilated area,

 testing on a scrap piece of ribbon first.

 Apply to cut end of ribbon to prevent from fraying and allow to dry 15 -30 minutes. 


I cut a couple green leaves from the orange sunflower picks to make smaller leaves.

Attach your materials, add your  pillow insert and . . . ta-da. . .

an embellished pillow cover! Easy and fun to make, with endless possibilities for the seasons or to match your decor.


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