Easy Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover DIY Using A Vintage Chenille Bedspread

I know it’s a bit early yet, but when the leaves begin to don their golden colors and the air turns crisp, what better way to embrace the season than with a charming DIY project? Today, let’s bring a touch of vintage charm to your home with an easy DIY Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover. And guess what? We’re repurposing a white vintage chenille bedspread to add that extra dash of cozy nostalgia. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

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Before we get started, I’m thrilled to share that this post is part of a Blogger Fall Inspirational round-up! If you came here from my friend Leen’s blog Sand Dollar Lane, Welcome! She shared the most gorgeous Fall Flower Arrangement so be sure to check it out. Once you are finished here, be sure to check out my friend Robyn with Robyn’s French Nest blog and her post on Simple Ideas for Decorating Fall Living Room Centerpieces! I will share the rest of the amazing fall inspiration at the bottom of this post.

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My inspiration for this project was a super cute pillow at Walmart by My Texas House below.

Gather Your Supplies

Don’t worry if you cannot find a vintage chenille bedspread. You can use any neutral fabric or purchase a new one here.

Equipment

Materials

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How to Make a DIY Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover

First, you’ll need a white chenille bedspread. I found mine at a local flea market and liked the off-white color that would blend in nicely with the other colors of fall. It is a king-sized bedspread, so I plan to get a ton of projects made from it.

Step One

Measure (or eyeball) your pillow using the pumpkin template to determine how much fabric you’ll need for the cover.

pumpkin template on pillow cover

Step Two

Cut out a rectangular piece of chenille bedspread that is 2 inches bigger than your pumpkin template to get started.

cutting out rectangular piece of chenille bedspread

Step Three

Now, you’ll need to trace the pumpkin template using your light-colored marker.

tracing pumpkin onto chenille bedspread

Step Four

Cut out the pumpkin pattern using the markings.

cutting out pumpkin from chenille bedspread

Step Five

Using fabric hot glue, glue the chenille pumpkin edges down to the pillow cover.

hot gluing chenille bedspread pumpkin to pillow cover

Pro Tip: Place a piece of cardboard inside your pillow cover while gluing the pumpkin down.

Step Six

Insert the pillow into the cover.

folding pillow insert in half

Pro Tip: Place your arm in the center of the pillow and fold it in half to insert it into the pillow cover more easily.

inserting pilow insert into pillow cover

That’s it! You did it!

up close finished fall pumpkin pillow diy vintage chenille bedspread

Isn’t she lovely? I just love the neutral fall decor look! The loopy yarn chunky hand-knit throw was handmade as well and can be found HERE.

side view of fall pumpkin pillow diy vintage chenille bedspread

Let me know in the comments if you make one of these for yourself.

view of fall pumpkin pillow diy vintage chenille bedspread

Enjoy your new vintage-inspired bedspread pillow cover.

final image of fall pumpkin pillow diy on couch

Styling Your Fall Pumpkin Pillow

  • Place on Sofas, Chairs, or Entryway Benches
  • Mix and Match with Coordinating Pillows
  • Admire Your Handiwork and Enjoy the Compliments and Cozy Vibes!
close angle view of fall pumpkin pillow diy vintage chenille bedspread

This DIY project is the perfect way to bring a touch of fall charm into your home. With an Easy Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover, you can transform a vintage chenille bedspread into something special that captures the beauty and warmth of the season. It’s easy to get started; just let your imagination run wild and enjoy creating something meaningful out of a beloved item that will last for many autumns to come. So embark on this journey and bring the most wonderful part of the season into every corner of your home!

Chenille Bedspread FAQ’s

The history of chenille bedspreads is a long and interesting one! I’m going to attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about them below.

  1. What is a vintage chenille bedspread? A vintage chenille bedspread is a type of bedding that features a textured, tufted pattern made from chenille yarn. Chenille is a soft, fuzzy fabric that is often woven from cotton or other natural fibers. These bedspreads gained popularity in the mid-20th century and are known for their cozy and nostalgic appeal.
  2. What makes vintage chenille bedspreads special? Vintage chenille bedspreads are special due to their intricate tufted designs, soft texture, and the sense of nostalgia they evoke. They bring a touch of vintage charm and character to any bedroom or living space.
  3. What materials are vintage chenille bedspreads made from? Vintage chenille bedspreads are typically made from cotton or other natural fibers. The chenille tufting itself is made from cut or uncut loops of chenille yarn, creating a plush, raised pattern on the surface.
  4. What are the design and pattern options? Vintage chenille bedspreads come in a wide variety of designs and patterns. Popular motifs include florals, geometrics, medallions, and even novelty designs. The tufted patterns create a three-dimensional effect that adds visual interest.
  5. What eras were vintage chenille bedspreads popular? Vintage chenille bedspreads saw their peak popularity from the 1930s to the 1960s. During this time, they were cherished household items that added both warmth and style to bedrooms.
  6. How were vintage chenille bedspreads made? Vintage chenille bedspreads were made through a labor-intensive process. The chenille yarn was woven into a fabric base, and then certain areas were tufted using special machinery to create the raised patterns. The tufting could be cut or left uncut for different textures.
  7. What factors contribute to the value of vintage chenille bedspreads? The value of vintage chenille bedspreads is influenced by factors such as the rarity of the design, the overall condition of the bedspread, the quality of the tufting, and its historical significance.
  8. How can one identify the age and authenticity of a vintage chenille bedspread? Identifying the age and authenticity of a vintage chenille bedspread involves examining the design, color palette, and overall style. Labels, manufacturer’s marks, and knowledge of popular designs from specific eras can also provide clues.
  9. What care and maintenance do vintage chenille bedspreads require? Vintage chenille bedspreads should be gently cleaned to avoid damaging the delicate chenille tufting. Regular vacuuming with a soft brush attachment and occasional spot cleaning are recommended. Storing them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight helps prevent deterioration.
  10. Where can one find and purchase vintage chenille bedspreads? Vintage chenille bedspreads can be found in antique shops, thrift stores, flea markets, and online marketplaces like Etsy and eBay. Specialty vintage stores and textile fairs are also good places to search for these treasures.
  11. What creative uses can vintage chenille bedspreads serve beyond bedding? Vintage chenille bedspreads can be repurposed as wall hangings, tablecloths, throw blankets, or even as upholstery fabric for furniture. Their unique textures and patterns add a touch of whimsy to various DIY projects.
  12. Why are vintage chenille bedspreads cherished today? Vintage chenille bedspreads are cherished for their ability to evoke memories of a bygone era, their intricate craftsmanship, and the cozy and inviting atmosphere they bring to modern spaces. Their enduring charm continues to captivate those with an appreciation for vintage aesthetics.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover DIY Using A Vintage Chenille Bedspread

When the leaves begin to don their golden colors and the air turns crisp, what better way to embrace the season than with a charming DIY project? Today, let’s bring a touch of vintage charm to your home with an easy DIY Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover. And guess what? We’re repurposing a white vintage chenille bedspread to add that extra dash of cozy nostalgia. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Equipment

Instructions

  • First, you’ll need a vintage chenille bedspread. I found mine at a local flea market and liked the off-white color that would blend in nicely with the other colors of fall. Next, measure (or eyeball) your pillow using the pumpkin template to determine how much fabric you’ll need for the cover.
  • Cut out a rectangular piece of chenille bedspread that is 2 inches bigger than your pumpkin template to get started.
  • Now, you’ll need trace the pumpkin template using your light-colored marker.
  • Cut out the pumpkin pattern using the markings.
  • Using fabric hot glue, glue the chenille pumpkin edges down to the pillow cover.

Early Fall Inspiration From Fellow Bloggers

Easy First Touches of Fall Decor // White Arrows Home

Neutral and Natural Fall Home Tour // Willow Bloom Home Blog

Simple and Charming Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas // Eleanor Rose Home

Fall Decorating on a Budget: Easy Ideas for a Cozy Home // Cottage on Bunker Hill

25 Creative Fall Decoration Table Ideas for Your Home // The Ponds Farmhouse

How to Create a Festive Fall Table Setting // Cottage in the Mitten

6 Easy and Affordable Fall Centerpieces That You Can Make Yourself // White Lilac Farmhouse

How to Make a Stunning DIY Faux Fall Tree That Looks Real // WM Design House

How To Make A Fall Book Page Leaf Garland // Midwest Life and Style

5 Ways To Cozy Up Your Kitchen This Fall // She Gave It A Go

Favorite Faux Fall Stems for Your Home this Year // Pasha is Home

Easy Fall Flower Arrangement // Sand Dollar Lane

Easy Fall Pumpkin Pillow Cover DIY Using A Vintage Chenille Bedspread // Southern Crush at Home

Simple Ideas for Decorating Fall Living Room Centerpieces // Robyn’s French Nest

19 Easy Ways to Transition Your Home Decor From Summer To Fall // Shiplap and Shells

Early Fall Decorating // Paint Me Pink Blog

Transition Summer To Fall With Simple Changes // A Stroll Through Life

Easy Fall Wreath For Your Front Door // Amy Sadler

24 Comments

  1. This is so pretty! You are so talented, friend! I loved getting to do this fall tour with you!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! I enjoyed the tour with you as well!

    1. southerncrush says:

      It was fun! Thank you and Happy Fall to you, too!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! It was fun~

  2. Oh my goodness! Stop it! This is a brilliant DIY, thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re so welcome! Thank you for stopping by my friend!

  3. What a super fun and creative idea. I love this and your tutorial is perfect. Now I am on the lookout for a chennile bedspread. This is really so pretty.

    1. southerncrush says:

      LOL! It’s so fun to be “on the lookout” for something new! Have fun!

  4. What a fantastic idea! Love the pumpkin pillow for fall.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe you’re so sweet! Thank you so much!

  5. Your pillow turned out so cute, Melanie. I love it. What a fun idea. And perfect for fall. Happy to be hopping with you this week. Pinned!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! It was fun~I appreciate you!

  6. What a fabulous pillow for fall Melanie! Who knew my extra chenille bedspreads would come in handy? Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! It was fun~

  7. This is a seriously creative and beautiful fall DIY project. I love the sweet pumpkin cutout design and the subtle tone-on-tone textural design.

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re the best! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment. I appreciate you!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you so much my sweet friend! I appreciate you stopping by!

  8. I love this idea! I wonder if it would also work using lace or cutting up a $Tree doily in a similar way?

  9. So cozy looking with the chenille bedspread! Pillow covers are a great way to pop some holiday decor into your home. Thanks!

  10. Vicki Owens says:

    Love chenille! I’m always on the lookout for it, it’s so hard to find.

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