Some time ago I made some of throw pillows out of drop cloths. I've used these same pillows to decorate my front porch in different seasons: autumn, Christmas, Valentine's Day. The pillows had gotten a little yucky from being outdoors, but running them through the washing machine with a little bleach cured that.
I'd made Autumn Leaf pillows before by cutting leaf shapes out of felt. They were cute, but I always wished that the leaves were a bit bigger and more intricate. This year I planned to buy large pieces of felt and make more detailed leaves. Then when I was at HomeGoods recently, I spotted this placemat:
Here's the tag. HomeGoods has these in several colors. I chose the dark brown to coordinate with my new front porch.
And here's the best part:
I probably would have spent that much on a large piece of felt.
To make my Autumn Leaf pillows, I simply hot-glued the placemats onto my dropcloth pillows. Voila!
I may want to add more traditional autumn colors as the season wears on, but for now I'm still enjoying the fresh blues and greens of my porch.
Here's how the porch looks most mornings. It's a favorite place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Wish you could come have a cup with me!
One bit of autumn decor down, 99 to go! How are you preparing for Fall at your house?
I'm joining these parties: