31 Days of Pintrest DIY: Day 23 Wool and Burlap Pillow

Back to finishing all my projects! I needed a break from it all for a few days to rejuvenate! All those people in blog land who blog for 31 days are ROCK STARS in my book! I wish I was made of sterner stuff, but oh well. Back to business…only 8 more projects to go!

Be sure and tune in tomorrow, I will have my first guest post from fashion stylist Anya Sarre! I am so excited! Here’s a bit about Anya:
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the goto fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

 Anya will be sharing some great fashion tips, she knows what it’s like to be a busy mom. I can’t wait to be inspired by her! Don’t miss it!
For today, I am in love with all things burlap. Especially burlap pillows! There are lots of ideas for them all over Pintrest, like this one above. Many of these projects begin with plain burlap and a stencil.
I bought this white burlap from Walmart and an equestrian stencil from Hobby Lobby. It was easy to use black craft paint and a foam brush to apply the motif.
I used an old wool sweater for the base of my pillow cover, with the burlap as the embellishment. I robbed an old pillow form from my linen closet and trimmed the sweater into a square. Then I cut the burlap square to size within it.
I stitched the burlap to the sweater around the edges with a zig-zag stitch, leaving the loose ends of the burlap hanging out for a rustic look. Then I put the right sides of the wool fabric together, and stitched around the edge leaving an opening to insert the pillow form. Turned right side out, the open edge was then top stitched shut.
My pillow looks great on my leather chair. I just might be in love with ponies for a while…..

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