Earlier this fall I had some fun making pillows out of drop cloths for my front porch:
and a couple of autumn leaf pillows.
Soon, though, it'll be time to exchange the autumn decor for Christmas decor. I treat my front porch as an outdoor living room, so I love to decorate it for Christmas. So I transformed my autumn leaf pillows into
Christmas ornament pillows!
You can click here if you'd like to read about how I constructed the pillows--it's a simple square pillow, made of drop cloth fabric and stuffed with a pillow I bought at a thrift store (and washed in hot water). To make the Christmas ornaments, here's what I did.
- I googled "image Christmas ornament," found an image I liked, printed it out, and then enlarged it. I traced that image onto a piece of red felt and cut it out to make an applique'. My red felt was a little too bright for me, so I wiped some stain onto the felt to tone it down a bit.
- I cut an oval out of the center of my felt ornament, then taped a scrap of gold ribbon to the back of the applique'.
- I used fabric glue to attach the applique' to the pillow.
As simple as 1-2-3, and I have fun new Christmas pillows!