For a couple of years now I've been admiring the pretty pillows that fill the retailer shelves during the holidays but I just can't justify spending the big $ they are asking. Picking them up on clearance after the holidays hasn't been successful because the "good ones" are picked over. Inspired by all the fun and festive DIY holiday pillows being shared on the social media sites over the last couple of months I decided to make my own.
Normally I like to provide a step-by-step pictorial of my DIY projects but *blush* I made these in the middle of the night.
In those sleepless hours, I made these easy peasy festive burlap pillows. If you can sew a straight line, then you too can make these pillows!
How To Make The Pillows
- Fold the burlap in half so you can cut the front and back of each pillow at the same time.
- Cut the fabric the same size as your pillow form (don't add a seam allowance if you want a nice snug fit).
- With the good sides of the fabric facing each other, sew a straight stitch around the entire pillow, leaving a 6" opening on the bottom.
- Turn right side out.
- With the end of a wooden spoon, push out the corners.
How To Add The Silhouettes
- At The Graphics Fairy, I found these adorable vintage skating silhouette graphics.
- In Microsoft Word or PicMonkey (whichever software you prefer) create the graphic and print.
- Insert a piece of cardboard into the pillow case.
- With graphite paper, trace the graphic onto the center of the pillow case.
- Using a script liner paintbrush and craft paint in Holiday Red paint over the trace marks.
- TIP: You could print the graphic onto TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) sheets and iron the image directly onto the burlap.
- Once the paint is dry, remove the cardboard, insert pillow forms into the pillow cases.
- Handstitch the 6" opening on the bottom closed