Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas pillows

For the last couple of years I have seen people changing out their pillows through the seasons. Until recently I had the same red leather pottery barn pillows sitting on my couch since my first anniversary...... yeah I just celebrated my 10th. So I started a few months ago with my easy peasy placemat pillows then  I made these pottery barn knock offs. And let me tell you... since I discovered the beauty of the envelope pillow I have been changing my pillows out almost as often as I change my underwear.... ok that is an exaggeration.... but I change them a lot! If you don't know how to make an envelope pillow LEARN! Here is a great tutorial for them. I love them, because not only are they fairly simple, but it makes seasonal changes super easy. Just remove the cover and all you have to store is a small pillow cover!

Anyway, I wanted some Christmas pillows to add extra festivity! I saw these lovelies from PB!

Just precious! I figured I could make something similar. Mine don't look much like this one, more like inspired by the concept. I found some cute little knit stocking ornaments for $2.00 each at Target. Then I went to JoAnn's and got some trim for each of my pillows. (I made two) 

They turned out like this...

The pillows were made from more left over canvas from a drop cloth I had. I used a wide rick rack on the one with green stockings and pom pom trim on the red. I wanted the pom pom trim on both, but they didn't have the right color green so... whatever! I used embroidery thread to stitch on the lines. I bought a big bag of that stuff a year ago or so and it has been a fantastic purchase! Then I just tacked the stockings onto the front.

I still love the simple look of the PB pillow better, but I still like them. They are festive, and the little bells on the stockings even jingle when you move them around! 

 On that same Target trip I picked up a couple of placemats to turn into pillows as well.

It makes me want to start up the Christmas music... but I refuse until after Thursday.... then game on!


  1. Well I seem to be like the old you - I bought pillows and then put the pillows on my couch and never changed them. I have to say, though, that I'm inspired by your pretty festive pillows. I love the rickrack trim coordinating with the socks.

  2. Very cute pillows! I think you did a great job!

  3. Love your adorable holiday pillows-I'm your newest follower-stop on over to say hi!

  4. Saw your pillows on TT&J. I like your stocking pillows better than the PB version - yours are more colorful! Newly following you. :)

  5. Came over from Tater Tots and Jello

    Those cushions are adorable! Yes, the PB cushion is nice, but yours are sweet. Love them.

  6. So cute!! They turned out adorable!

    Would LOVE for you to link up to our "Home For The Holidays" link party! ;)