Today's project was inspired by some bedding I found online. It consisted of very expensive linens, but had the coolest burlap accent pillow. I then went to Pinterest for more pillow ideas. After a few ideas I headed to Walmart, where I purchased cream and regular burlap fabric, and some muslin fabric. The pillow forms there were rather pricey, so I headed next door to the Goodwill store where I picked up 2 used accent pillows for $2 ea.
Then I searched for some cool fleur de lis patterens online and found this http://artisanenhancements.com/stencils/fleurlaurelwithcrown/
Because I wanted to start my project immediately, I just hand painted my design on my burlap via eye to hand, off my computer monitor (it's not perfect, but close)
I cut 2 squares of fabric to fit my large pillow, painted my design with acrylic craft paint, let it dry, then sewed the 2 squares together (inside out) I also added a 3 in. muslin ruffle when I sewed it to add a soft touch to the rough burlap texture.
I found similar pillows online for $60, I spent about $6 to make this.
Next I wanted an accent pillow in cream, so I used the same technique. But on the cream one, I did a layer of muslin behind the burlap, and as the backing, to give a reversible option and to better match the first pillow.
This one was very simple, once again hand painted, but much easier.
Together on my screened in porch.
my 'Better Homes & Garden's' shot ;)