Recycled Stenciled Pumpkin Pillow

Good morning! Today I'm using another piece of an old table runner to make a quick and easy outdoor pillow for the Fall. 

This was an easy project that took no time and can be customized to fit your needs. 

I used all recycled pieces and stencils I already had so it didn't cost me a cent to make! 

Take a look...

pumpkin pillow on outdoor bench

I'm using a piece of a very long Pottery Barn table runner I had in my fabric stash. The runner was stained but it was about 6' long so it was easy to find a piece for this project. 

Table runners are easily found at the thrift store and garage sales so add them to your list! 

table runner with grain sack stripes

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I'm using just the end of the table runner this time. If you saw the stuffed pumpkin I made recently, you'll see I had plenty of recycled fabric to work with. 

end of striped table runner

This runner was lined so when I cut off about 12" on the end, it made a pocket. 

There was no sewing involved in this project and since I used the end, three sides were done for me already! 

I began with a big pumpkin stencil I purchased in a set on Amazon. I've used this stencil several times before.  

runner with cardboard pillow stencil

I brushed on orange craft paint mixed with brown in just the right places to create the look of dimension on my pumpkin. 

runner with stenciled pumpkin and stencil

Next, I used the pumpkin patch stencil from Old Sign Stencils. I've used this stencil many times too.

pumpkin patch stencil


stenciled pumpkin on runner

I laid out the word Patch first and stenciled it with brown craft paint

stenciled word patch over pumpkin

Then I laid out the word Pumpkin on a slant across the front of the stenciled pumpkin and stenciled it with the same brown craft paint. 

stenciled pumpkin patch

When the paint was dry I was ready to stuff the pillow. I'm using this pillow outside on my deck this fall so I needed stuffing that was waterproof. 

runner with pumpkin and pumpkin patch stencil

I cut open an old outdoor chair pad and folded the waterproof pad in half then stuffed it inside the stenciled pillow cover. It was a perfect fit! You'll see why I'm using waterproof at the bottom of this post!

folded outdoor pillow stuffing

Lastly, I used fabric hot glue to close the opening at the top! 

folded and glued top of pillow

I added a gingham black and white bow on the stem of the stenciled pumpkin with hot glue. 

stenciled pillow with gingham bow

This cute little pillow was done! 

outdoor pillow on bench

Please pin for later --->> 

outdoor fall pillow with overlay


outdoor pillow on blue cushion

Everything on this pillow will hold up to the elements on the deck this fall. 

stenciled outdoor pillow

Adding decorations like this helps transition my deck from Summer to Fall. 

fall pillow and overlay


outdoor pillow on bench

I hope you'll give this project a try when you find the perfect table runner to reuse.

outdoor pillow on blue cushions

Here are the elements I was talking about, it has rained for about 2 weeks straight and my pillow still looks like new! 

rainy day and a pillow

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stenciled pillow



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .