Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Make a Christmas Pillow

Well the Christmas season is officially upon us and I'm going to kick it off with a fun diy pillow project.  It's definitely festive and just about as simple as you can get.

Supplies Needed:

Pre-made pillow cover
Felt or other stiff material
Small piece of brown or black fabric
Fabric Glue

Step 1
Create a cardboard template that is approximately 1 1/2".  Using the template, trace the circle onto the felt and cut out.  This project required 28 circles.

Step 2
Working with one circle at a time, place a dot of glue at the end and pinch the circle together.  Hold the end of the circle together until the glue is dry enough that it will stick together.  This should only be a few seconds.

Step 3
Using pins to secure your work to the pillow form, lay out the circles in a line at the bottom and decrease the number of circles in each row until you reach the top.

Step 4
Once you have a pattern that you like, start gluing the circles in place.  Using a second, lighter fabric make a trunk for the tree and glue in place.

TIP - The success of this project relies on the circles staying glued together.  Buy the very best fabric glue available.


  1. Aw, that way too cute! The 2 pillows look fabulous against each other as well.

  2. I could handle that! If it's something that you plan to use year after year it might even be worth putting a stitch or two into each of the circles to prevent the need to re-glue every year.

  3. Super cute and easy! It could easily be adapted to match any pillow, white circles and silver trunk! Love it!
    PS. Love your ring! :)

  4. Awesome! I was just thinking how I wanted to make a Christmas pillow and not actually make the pillow. Where did you get the cover. Ikea?

    Hope you are settling in. Are you coming to the Xmas meet-up?

  5. I've never used (or heard of) fabric glue before, but it makes the project seem much more do-able. I love how you paired the Christmas pillow with the black and white one.

  6. LOVE IT! (And the vignette next to your couch) You've inspired me to get on with my pillow plans! :)

  7. So cute!! And I love it paired with the black houndstooth pillow!

  8. This is adorable, sucha unique idea... and its perfect paired next to the houndstooth print :)

  9. Love the pillow! I love how you were able to make such a statement piece as a no-sew project. Thanks for sharing.

  10. we need to have a sleepover and you can teach me everything you know.

  11. Love the pillow, Carol! Don't you just love those pillow covers from Ikea? I might try it, but with a little toddler around, he might pull the felt pieces off. We'll see.

  12. How very cute - love that pillow. Also love that lucite ring you're wearing!

  13. Adorable! I love this project, so cute!

  14. I like so much your idea.So fresh and pretty.

    Beach Pillow

  15. Such a cute outcome, and such an easy project to try!! Love it, Carol :-)

  16. Love it! Looks like a quick project too. My favorite kind :)

  17. So cute! I love that houndstooth pillow too!

  18. Your pillow is so cute! It looks really great against your black and white houndstooth pillow. xo

  19. Imagine all the other shapes you could make on pillows all year round? Cute animals with brown circles ..... trees...... sunsine ..... I don't know, just a thought. I had fun that day taking pictures with you and what a loss it is for Kimberley. Look how many other people enjoyed this idea on your post.


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