Sooooo, did you know that they sell bags of leather scraps at Michaels?
Because I didnt. So I feel a little bit like I have been missing out on one of the greatest things life has to offer. If you knew this you are one lucky sucker.
For those that are like me, don’t worry, here is the 411.
They sell bags of scrap leather at Michaels! and they are so cheap! ($5.99 each) and it is like opening a treasure box of joy because you don’t actually know what you are buying!
I snagged a bag of Suede leather (they also sell regular leather that is really thick and tough) and who would have known that underneath the beige would have been a bunch of fantastic colors?
I knew that they needed to be something amazing. And we haven’t had a pillow fix for a minute, so of course that was the first thing on my list.
Lately I have been really in love with putting pops of pink everywhere. But I know that not everyone is in love with that, and the colors of leather scraps that I ended up with were more masculine, so I just decided to roll with it.
To recreate this pillow you will need:
4 different colors of Leather. (Mine all happened to be colored, but this would look amazing with different shades of browns and tans!
1 Pillow Cover
Start by cutting your leather into triangles. There are 2 different ones, so make sure that you cut 2 colors with the longest side on the left and 2 with the longest side on the right. That way they will fit together for this pattern.
Dry run your pattern before you start gluing it on. That way you can change it up and find out what pattern/color combo you like best.
Slide a piece of paper in your cover to prevent glue seepage (no one likes seepage.)
When you are ready to glue, use Fabri-Tac to attach the leather to your pillow cover.
Set a guide so that you can make a straight line. I used a cutting guide, but you can use anything with a straight edge.
Let your pillow dry for 30 minutes before you move it.
Stuff with the pillow and you are DONE!
This project took me about 20 minutes to do, and it looks fantastic!!
Also did you notice my rug that is the perfect shade of Radiant Orchid (Pantone color of the year 2014)? We will totally be discussing this color soon.
Don’t miss yesterday’s Mandilicious Christmas project: