Embellish your Throw Pillows for Spring

I have a special "Go to" for inspiration and that is Dena Fishbein.  Dena and her husband have been creating merchandise with her designs for over twenty years.  I heart her fabric and I could literally move right into her house and feel totally at home.

All of Dena's designs make me feel like I am walking on the sunnyside of the street.

I was visiting Dena's blog and came across a wonderful idea for a throw pillow.  She took silk scarves and tied them to a throw pillow, then fastened it with a vintage pin.  The tutorial is called DIY: Vintage Scarf Pillows.

This is Dena's pillow.  Check it out, it's a wonderful way to give your pillows a new look for Spring.

When I saw Dena's design I was thrilled because I just got back my pillow cover recently from my shop on Society6 .

I love embellishing things, so I borrowed Dena's idea to embellish my French script pillow.

 I took my Cotton-Silk fabric that I created with my Chinese Grandmas and French script fabric.

I had cut the panels from my cut and sew design to make a long scarf.  It was waiting for me to begin.  Serendipity.

I used the silk fabric to tie around the pillow.  Then I topped it off with a vintage type pin that I had purchased in Martha's Vineyard on a trip with my friend Joyce.  I had wanted to add it to a pillow all along, but I just hadn't found the perfect one until now.

So now I can't wait to see what other pillows I can spruce up for Spring.  My "Go to" inspiration from Dena never disappoints.  I just ordered  her new book Embellish Your Home for more inspiration.

Sarah said...

What a great idea! Your pillow looks divine, Karen.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet idea. I need to get things lightened up for Spring!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I can never had enough pillows and these ideas are just glorious. I remember when I first saw these rosebuds made from ribbon; it was in Marblehead, Mass. at O'RAMAS, which I believe is still there. What a beautiful little shop!

Have a great New England weekend my friend! Anita

NanaDiana said...

What a cute, cute idea, Karen. I love how it looks- xo Diana

Vee said...

Terrific idea!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, this is wonderful and I too love to embellish pillows. Your fabric is gorgeous and I can see I have a bit of catchy up to do with your posts and creations.
It will be fun.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend.
Happy March.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Karen,
Love these pillows!


Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! I love that script fabric on your pillow...Now I have to go check out Dina's blog...
Beth P

Beverly said...

So pretty,Karen. I could easily become a pillow addict.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your script fabric designis so perfect for a pillow!

Anonymous said...

Sigh...I love that song. Always makes my heart skip a beat.
Love the pillows, working on two burlap ones just now. Your fabric is as gorgeous as ever.