I decided to make some Christmas pillows this year. After "pinning" a bunch this is what I ended up with! For the first one I already had this plain red pillow and decided to add a white felt poinsettia to it. I followed the tutorial found at centsational girl. She sewed on her petals, but I just used hot glue since the pillow was already put together.
Very easy! I love the pop of white against the red.
For my next two pillows I used the fabric I had leftover from my fabric poster board Christmas Trees (click here to see them). I also got the great tip from Mandi over at Vintage Revivals to use feather pillow inserts from clearances pillows at TJ Maxx. I found some clearance pillows for $5 and after throwing away the ugly cover, kept the feather inserts to use in my new Christmas pillows!
Here is my inspiration photo for a deer pillow I decided to try my hand at.
The full tutorial is on the Sew Homegrown website (click here to see it).
Here is how mine turned out-
I did buy have to buy some red fabric for the deer head, I found it at Ben Franklin's. The "inspiration" pillow looks a lot better than mine but I was afraid that if I tried my hand at zigzagging all the way around the deer head I would only make it look worse (not to mention I think it would take forever!). So I just went all the way around the head with just a strait stitch. Hopefully that is good enough!
Finally I used this picture from Ballard designs for my last pillow inspiration.
Basically, the same idea as the deer head. I did zigzag around the ornaments on this pillow. I found it a bit tricky, it's definitely far from perfect (but looks ok) - thankfully I made this one first and as a result decided NOT to zigzag all around the deer head!
And with that, I am wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Look forward to BIG CHANGES next year - we're planning to finish the basement (and more upstairs too)! I'll keep you posted - see you in 2012!