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Friday, December 2, 2011

It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas! {Day TWO}

Today it makes me so happy to have one of my favorite mamas {she has boys too!} in blogland stop by!!  Sweet Meg from little blue prints is here to share the most adorable holiday pillow and she gives you all the steps to make one for yourself {even better it is super budget-friendly!}. 

In turn, I am over at Little Blue Prints {blog swaps are so fun!} sharing these silhouette plates {here's a sneak peek}.  First, you need one of Meg's pillows...

 Take it away Meg!...

{Day 2}
for the home

Hi! I'm so glad Michelle invited me over to guest post. My name is Meg and I blog over at Little Blue Prints. This is my favorite time of year, especially because of the fun decorating and craft ideas that go around. Not too long ago I saw a Christmas pillow in a magazine, I can't remember which one it was now, Crate and Barrel or West Elm maybe, and it was of some simple triangle Christmas trees. I decided I could make my own version and tweak it to be more my style.

First you need 2-4 different colored fabrics. {I used 4} One of the fabrics will be for your pillow cover so make sure you have enough to cover which ever pillow you will be re-covering, mine is an 18x18 inch. The other fabrics are for the trees and tree trunks.

Cut your pillow cover front fabric to size {about 19 x 19 in if you are covering an 18 in pillow like me} and some fabric for the trees, making sure they aren't too big and will fit nicely on the front.

Like this...

Next cut out some tree trunks and tuck them under each tree...

Place all of your trees and trunks how you want them on the pillow front and pin them down so you can sew them on...

I double stitched each tree and trunk to give it more of a whimsy and organic feel to it...

If you have overlapping trees and you have a hidden pin under one, be sure to remove it after sewing that particular tree it was holding down before sewing the tree that is overlapping it, or you'll end up with a pin sandwiched between your fabrics... yep lesson learned, I just cut a very small hole with my seam ripper and took it out.

Once your trees are sewn on the front it's time to get the fabric for your backing. Cut two pieces of fabric {same as the front} 2/3 of the size of your front piece. This way when you line each up with the front piece they will overlap and you will have an envelope closure...

Make sure your top piece goes down first and the bottom piece lays on top... also if you want to sew each exposing edge so it's not raw or will fray you can, I used the raw side of the fabric so it won't fray and since I was too lazy to sew.

This is what it should look like when it's all lined up and pinned together before sewing it...

Once sewed together I decided the trees needed a "star"... I choose between a pom pom, a button, and a jingle bell... can you guess which won?

The jingle bells...

And there you have it! A simple and cute holiday pillow cover to dress up your sofa for the season. Whats even better is all the materials came from my craft closet so it ended up being a budget friendly project.

I hope you all enjoyed this little project. Have a wonderful and merry holiday!

Thank you Michelle so much for having me!


I told you it was adorable!  Stop on by Meg's , I know you will just LOVE her style and fantastic projects and her.  She's always leaving sweet messages here and well, she spoils me like that! {smile} 

Happy Friday to you all!  We have a few Christmas walks and celebrations going on around here...what are you up to?

I have a fun project lined up for tomorrow, so plan on swinging by! 


Linking up my lil' drummer boy silhouette plates to these fabulous parties!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Michelle for inviting me over! I can't stop thinking about your drummer boy plates!



I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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