I’ve been wanting to replace the old worn out, faded burlap pillow on my front porch bench for some time now. I really didn’t want to do another burlap one, although I still love that look. Sunday afternoon it hit me….why not try my hand at making my own grain sack pillow ?! So I rummaged around in my drop cloth stash, placed the pillow form on the drop cloth and cut it out. Then I taped off my stripes.
How do you like my fancy-schmancy work station (a/k/a the ironing board)?
Then I started painting my stripes….I thought I’d be smart and mark where to paint but accidently marked one wrong spot…(but I can live with that!)
Once I painted my stripes I carefully removed the tape…..
….and lookie here, instant grain sack! (see that “x’”…that’s the uh-oh place)
Then I sewed both long sides, leaving the shorter ends open.
I pinned the ties on…got to go back and stitch them on but I thought it turned out pretty good.
Of course, I had to take it outside to see how it looked on the bench.
The other two pillows I got last spring at Target…I think they all tie in nicely
(don’t look too close underneath the bench….you can see turquoise paint drops from when I painted the bench that hideous turquoise color)!
Well, that’s my big project for the weekend. I did finish up the pumpkin topiary for my daughter and hope to get it up to her house this week. It really turned out cute…..see for yourself….
I’ll give a quick little tutorial on how I made it and what I used later this week. I just snapped this photo on my back deck this afternoon so I could text the picture to daughter for her “approval”!