Seasonal home decor accents always brighten up the colder months for me. Now that it’s fall, it’s time to pull out the pumpkins and the acorns 😉 I am always drawn to DIY home decor projects. What better way for your home to be a reflection of your personal style than to make your decorative accents yourself? We knew we wanted to create a throw pillow for fall, and we decided to explore a crafting technique that is underrepresented on the site at the moment – felt applique. This acorn pillow is so easy to stitch together and it’s something that you can keep for years to come.
Start your acorn pillow by picking out your felt. You can use a wool blend felt or a pure wool felt. Either way, I would recommend picking out a high quality felt for any home decor project. Some of our favorite felt resources are Benzie Design, A Child’s Dream Come True and Felt on the Fly. We chose a classic color scheme for our acorn and leaf, but feel free to choose colors that match your specific home decor. This acorn design would make for a super cute monochromatic pillow as well. You also want to make sure that the felt colors match the color of your throw pillow. When picking your throw, keep in mind that you need a pillow that opens (either by zipper or button) so you can do your stitching on the inside of the pillow case. I added a link to the exact pillow that we used in Shop this Project!
Download the PDF template to use as a guide for cutting your felt. We included two sizes so you can choose which works best with your particular pillow. Pick out some matching embroidery floss and use the step-by-step photo tutorial to help you with your stitches. Once you finish your acorn pillow, you can browse all of our seasonal home decor projects! Some of my favorite fall decor projects are our velvet pumpkin, felt leaf garland or gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece.