Lucky burlap pillow TUTORIAL

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day craft? Check out this easy green burlap pillow.

 st. patrick's day pillow
Make this simple, easy burlap pillow! For an even “greener” version, stuff the pillow with plastic grocery sacks :)
  • green burlap
  • freezer paper
  • white fabric paint, matte finish
  • foam brush
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
Cut the burlap into two 6″x18″ pieces.
Next create a stencil using freezer paper with smooth side down. I used my digital die-cut machine to do this.  Iron your stencil onto your burlap using a medium heat iron.
If you do not have a die-cut machine, you can print out Lucky on printer paper, trace onto the freezer paper (paper side), and then cut out with an exacto knife.
Use your foam brush to generously apply white fabric paint over the stencil. Let dry for about 1 hour and then apply a second coat.
Let dry for 1-2 hours. Then remove freezer paper.


 Next sew the burlap pieces together, WRONG sides together with a 1″seam and a medium stitch length. I used a heavy duty contrasting white thread for fun. Plus it makes it easier when writing a tutorial :)
 Leave about 3″ opening on one side. Fill with batting.
(If you’re looking for a cheap alternative, grocery sacks work well too. This is a decorative pillow, not a sleeping pillow ;)
After filling the pillow, sew the opening shut.
Next, you’ll create the fringe by pulling the burlap threads until you reach the seam. Trim burlap as needed.
And there you go! Cute pillow to bring you good luck!
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    That is a cute idea, I love the fringe!

  2. 2

    ooooo this looks easy enough makes me want to go get my sewing machine from my gma's house… (been saying that for 3 yrs.. this maybe what makes me DO it:)) THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

  3. 3

    I don't know what rock I've been hiding under, but I didn't realize there were other colors than brown burlap! Love the pillow

  4. 4

    I didn't know there were other colors for burlap either! lol This is great.. so cute! Great job!

  5. 5

    Great tutorial and wonderful pillow!! I have to check out your shop!

  6. 6

    hi linda… this is awesome!
    thank you

  7. 7
    Kari @ Ucreate

    Love the green burlap!! I'm so featuring this!

  8. 8

    Such a cute idea! I've got to figure out where to buy burlap.

  9. 9
    Amanda K

    That is darling! I love it and am totally featuring it on my Friday Favorites this week! So cute!

  10. 10
    Emily Call

    Way cute! I just made a couple things with green burlap for St. Patrick's Day too… check them out on my blog if you want! ;)

  11. 11

    I love this idea! I may just need to learn how to sew!!

  12. 12

    I am featuring your lucky pillow on my blog saturday march 13th. Come on by and check it out at And feel free to grab my I've Been Featured button for your blog if you like! thanks for the great idea and the tutorial!

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