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My Five Favorite No-Sew Pillows

The first Tuesday of the month round these parts is always a good one – it’s time for My Five Favorites along with my lovely and amazing blogging buddies Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles, Pam of Simple Details and Kris of Driven By Decor, woohoo!!!

This month we are SO happy to have one of the sunniest and sweetest ladies EVER join us – KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms! I had the pleasure of meeting KariAnne and some other fine ladies for lunch at the Cape a couple summers ago and truly, she is exactly like the voice you hear on her blog – funny, cheerful, and shining her light all over everyone around her. I have loved following Thistlewood Farms forever and adore how KariAnne weaves charming stories through her trash to treasure, DIY and home design posts all centered around her beautiful farmhouse.Thistlewood Farms

Today we are all sharing 5 favorite pillows. For those of you that, like me, are not so deft with sewing machine skills, I pulled together some fun no-sew pillow projects!

Five no sew pillow projects

Wax paper graphic transfer pillows are so easy to make with your printer – just think of the possibilities! (The tutorial also shows you how to transfer onto other things like jewelry boxes).

Graphic Transfer No Sew Pillow


The fabulous Shelley of Crazy Wonderful shared a tutorial for this ribbon trimmed pillow that I absolutely love.

Ribbon trimmed no sew pillow by Shelley of Crazy Wonderful


My Sharpie Pillow. I love when friends ask where I got it. Um, I drew on the back of a floral pillow with a Sharpie (silver because I’m super fancy like that). This pillow was part of our 2014 Christmas tour. Here’s a quick tutorial:  write a word in Word, play around with fonts, then use that as your guide to handwrite onto the pillow in chalk, then go over it with a Sharpie. Then stop telling people you wrote on your pillow with a Sharpie and let them think it’s from a nice little boutique. 🙂 Sharpie No Sew Pillow



Carmel at Our Fifth House shared this super quick no sew pillow from a scarf and I think the belt is the cutest touch EVER! No-sew awesomeness at it’s finest.

No Sew Pillow Our Fifth House



Painted pillows. $7 Ikea Vigdis pillow covers in white are the perfect canvas for your creativity! I was inspired by this West Elm pillow and the beautiful Kelly Wearstler “Channels” fabric to try my hand at painting some modern designs with watered down acrylic paint. It was so much fun and now I want to buy 10 more Vigdis covers and try other designs!

Painted No Sew Pillows

Painted No Sew Pillows

I made these to bring some indigo to the brown leather couch in our family room but I love them in our kitchen too. (Also:  that wall is screaming for shiplap, dontcha think?)

No Sew Painted Pillows

I’ll share more on how I made these easy peasy painted pillows soon. In the meantime have fun checking out the five favorite pillow project of these styling ladies…….

Kris @ Driven By Decor

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

Pam @ Simple Details

and our special guest KariAnne @ Thistlewood Farms!

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Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living

Sunday 29th of May 2016

Love these pics!! The shibori pillows are fantastic!


Tuesday 31st of May 2016

Thanks Stephanie! They were so fun to make.


Saturday 9th of April 2016

That wax paper graphic transfer idea is new to me! Excited to check out the tutorial. LOVE your sharpie marker and indigo pillow DIY's! And yes, shiplap would look great on that wall! :)

Design Chic

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Your painted indigo pillows look amazing, Lisa. So fun and a great knockoff of the Kelly Wearstler that I love! Happy Wednesday ~


Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Thank you so much - not exactly the real thing but I am enjoying the knockoff version nonetheless! :)


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

You are an accomplished artist! The pillows are awesome!

xo Pat


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

That is very kind of you Pat! My artistic skills are limited but it sure is fun to dabble!

Chris Belcher

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

I love these Lisa! May try my hand at it too!!


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Thank you Chris! It was a really fun project, I can't wait to do more! Highly recommend!