Friday, November 15, 2013

Super-easy DIY Christmas pillows

With Thanksgiving still two weeks away, I haven't started my Christmas decorating yet.  I have started getting some things ready, though, and today I'm excited to show you the easiest thing I've made in a long time.

While shopping in Pottery Barn the other day, I spotted these beautiful Christmas placemats for $9.50 each.

These placemats are 2-ply: two pieces of fabric sewn to one another.  I simply popped open the seam in the center of the bottom of the placemats:

Then I stuffed them and closed the seam back up.  (To be honest, I hot-glued the seam closed; if you're a good seamstress, you could sew them closed.)

That's it!  Making them took less than 10 minutes per pillow.  And look how pretty they are!  I made some for my new sofas in the living room:

And one for the leather chair that sits in the corner of my husband's study.

It's cold outside, so that fire makes me want to cozy up with a good book!

Have you started getting things ready for Christmas decorating yet?

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  1. oh my goodness. You are soooooooooooo smart.. those made beautiful holiday pillows.

  2. So clever. I have to check out PotteryBarn.

  3. Your pillows are beautiful! I did it once with Christmas placemats from a dollar store., but I sewed two together. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh, that is such a great idea, Richella, and they look lovely!

  5. Richella...I love your pillows! Especially the trees and the deer! I am going to keep my eye out for some pretty placemats! Thanks! You are so amazing when it comes to great decorating ideas girlfriend!!!

    Love, Linda

  6. What a great idea! I'll be looking for placemats like this!

  7. A great idea...these are beautiful! I have also used Christmas napkins. They look so lvely on your leather sofa too :)

  8. I mean lovely...I think you knew that.

  9. Great idea - I have one tree decorated in my cellar - just too early to bring it up!

  10. This is such a great idea. I wish there were a Pottery Barn near me so that I could copy you!

  11. So smart! I'll be keeping my eye out for neat placemats now! Thanks!

  12. So pretty and clever of you. I love the one with the deer-it would work way beyond Christmas.

  13. Aren't you smart! The pillow looks so pretty in the leather chair.

    We are putting our tree up Saturday.

  14. I love this idea and will definitely be on the look out for some new placemats!
    Thanks for sharing


  15. I've looked at placemats and have thought about making pillows from them...but I never have. Thanks for the nudge Richella!

    Your pillows are wonderful and I especially love the look of the woodland pillow on your husband's leather chair. Perfect!!


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