I don’t know about you but I ADORE going poking around at my local shops, and also online shops to gain inspiration for my next project or upcoming projects! I love seeing what is out there and then applying it to items that I can create myself. Most times, I can make two or three items (sometimes more!) for the price of the one item I found inspiring in the shop. Today I wanted to share a handful of links to Fall decor inspiration that I thought you may find useful.
One shop that always makes my list is Pier 1. With a large assortment of styles, textures, textiles and colors Pier One Imports NEVER disappoints. I hopped on over there and found these two “sewing projects” that I thought were both sweet and could be recreated using the “feel” of the projects. Also, I had never considered making a “Mantel Scarf” before! What a great idea. 🙂
Another fabulous stop in my hopping around is always Pottery Barn. With it’s classic style and abundance of amazing colors and ideas, Pottery Barn is always a winner! I am by no means an artist but I loved the IDEA of painting on fabric and then creating a pillow using what you have painted!
And then this one not only struck me because of how sweet it is, I thought that my kids could take part in my “recreation inspiration” by helping me cut out leaf shapes. I was even thinking that I could use their little hands as a “leaf template” or sorts, trace them onto felt and then cut them out and use them to make the wreath part of this pillow idea. Another thing that I have noted on this pillow is that it is sold as a PILLOW COVER…that made me think “Hmmmm I really should just start making pillow covers and just use and reuse some of my pillow inserts so that I can more easily store the pillow cover for next season.”
Fall Leaf Embroidered Pillow
And a final stop that I always find inspiration from is World Market. I find they are always most inspiring in the color department. While they do give “fall colors” they always manage to throw in a few accent color along with their seasonal colors that always make me smile! I mean, just look at this great pillow…the blue – gaaaahhhh love that pop of blue!
So you can see that I love to gain inspiration from things around me. Obviously it always is fun to go out and about snapping photos or jotting down notes but I thought today I would share how I gain inspiration from some of my go to online shops. Now – the challenge to you – I want to know what are YOUR go to online shops where you gain inspiration! Have you ever seen a project and thought “I could do that better/cheaper”? Did you have a “starting off point moment” where something inspired ideas and then you ran with it? Well, let’s see ’em! I would love to see what YOU CREATE when INSPIRED. Share your links! We can’t wait to see what you do!