Normally I’m all about each season.

I’m a live-in-the-present person and I love each and every time of the year and celebrate every season each in its own time. I love summer when it’s summertime and spring when it’s springtime and winter when it’s wintertime and fall when it’s falltime.

Normally that’s what happens.

But this year?

It’s anything but normal.

And now? I’m longing for all the falls with all my hearts.

So today on the first Monday of August I thought I’d kick off the fall project season with my number one pinned no-sew pillow project from last year.

And a few of my other favorite pillow projects you can make in an afternoon.

I’ve even updated a few of them with where you can get the supplies you need to make them online. That way, if you are staying home, you don’t have to leave your house to create a little fall.

Here’s to all the fall projects all the falltime.

1. No-sew fall pillow project

You can make this pillow in a hot minute.

Or maybe two.

It’s the perfect project to dip your big toe in the fall project waters.

And I’ve updated it with where you can find the supplies online and have them sent to your house to make a pillow like this.

You can see the pillow project here.

2. Dyed pillows and painted leaves

If you have some old pillows sitting around that have seen better days?

Why not dye them?

I dyed these pillows orange.

And then?

To disguise some of the stains, I painted leaves on them.

Here’s the how-t0 for this pillow project.

3. Drop cloth pom pom pillow

This is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made.

All you need is dropcloth and yarn.

And a few pillow instructions.

No worries friend.

I’ve got you covered.

Or should I say “pillow covered.” 🙂

Here are the pom pom pillow instructions.

4. No-sew drop cloth hydrangea pillow

I made this pillow cover because I can’t get enough of hydrangeas.

Especially on my pillows.

Here’s another no-sew pillow project you can make in an afternoon.

All you need is drop cloth and a little glue.

See the how-to for this drop cloth hydrangea pillow.

5. Family monogram pillow

This pillow was made from all the first letters of everyone in our family.

It’s so easy to make.

  1. Start with a pillow cover.
  2. Cut out letters from fabric and place them on the pillow cover.
  3. Sew the letters directly onto the pillow.
  4. For a no-sew option, you can simply glue the letters onto the front with fabric glue.
  5. Let the edges of the letters fray and fluff.

6. vintage house pillow DIY

Make a pillow of your house for your house.

Or it makes a great handmade gift for Christmas, too.

See all the directions to make your own house pillow here.

7. Shopping bag pillow

What better solution for all those shopping bags sitting at your house.

You know.

The ones you bought because they were cute and then you realized you have an entire shopping bag collection you never use.

Why not make pillows from them?

Here are the directions to make your own shopping bag pillow.

And if making pillows isn’t your thing?

But shopping for them is?

No worries.

I got you pillow covered.

Here are seven of my favorite pillow combinations and where you can get them.

If you are looking for super inexpensive pillow covers you can order to make several of these projects, here’s a great source I found.

Here’s also a great source I found for inexpensive down inserts, too.

Happy creating friend.

Here’s to all the seasons all the time.

Especially the ones with pillows in them. 🙂

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  1. Image for Connie Connie

    Love all your pillows and your projects. Just wondered if you have ever counted the number of pillows you have? Lol. At my old house, I could place them in the attic. At my presence condo, it’s not so easy. Lol. Love all your pillows. Enjoy the month of August!


    Love, love, love all the pillow ideas! Thanks for the early posting so have time to make them this year! You are the best!

  3. Image for Lori Lori

    Thanks to you I did make a couple of the pumpkin placemat pillows, they turned out so cute! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  4. Image for Loryl Loryl

    You had me at PILLOWS! I love a good pillow project. In fact I think I have a bin downstairs of projects I haven’t gotten too😱 Happy Monday☺️

  5. Image for Libby Libby

    The pompom pillow is my favorite too! I need to make some of those this fall - I'm thinking drop cloths and pale aqua poms. And I just bought a giant pompom maker - like 6" - I'm trying to think of something I can make with that!!!

  6. Image for Colleen Colleen

    But, Karianne, where is the pillow pictured in the email that arrived in my inbox? That is the one I love!

  7. Image for Sherry Duff Sherry Duff

    Love these ideas!! 99 degrees in South Georgia but hopefully fall will come early!! Did you say where to find the first pillow in blog—the neutral colored one pompom looking flowers?? I really like that one.

  8. Image for JudiV JudiV

    Hi KariAnne! Love the no-sew pillow project - loved it when you first posted it, since I’ve gotten back four hours everyday (working from home) I seem to have time to do a project or two. What size are the pillow inserts you used with the pumpkin placemats? 26x26? Thank you!

  9. Image for JC JC

    Love all the pillows, but really the hot minute one...a placemat! You're brilliant, friend! I never even think of ordering from Big Lots. Hmmm, what other wonderful do they have. You just may have gotten me in trouble. 😉 I'm sort of torn as to fall coming. We all know what kind of year we've had, and I think that is why we want a change. Fall is normally my all time favorite season, but we shall see what it holds. Praying a lot!

  10. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    This is exactly what I was looking for!!! I love to make pillows and now I have some great new ideas thanks to you. Have a good day!!

  11. Image for Maria Maria

    I have to say that I am in LOVE with the pom pom pillow!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial for this non sewer (a straight line is all i can handle) as I now have a new project to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Image for Gail Cunningham Gail Cunningham

    Good Sunny Saturday, Karianne, I just picked up my 4 pumpkin placemats from my local Big Lots here in Aberdeen NC; they will be perfect placed upon throw pillowcases both indoors and out. What a great idea, using placemats for applique! Thanks for sharing your clever ideas!

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