You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with […Read More]
I love creating things out of felt. It’s crazy cheap, comes in an array of colors, and with a dose of creativity can become something beautiful. Kym from Cobberson + Company created a colorful and festive garland by simply cutting strips of felt, tying them into little bows, and stringing them onto fishing line. It was a project that came in at less than $10 and is fun to pull out throughout the year for birthdays and other events. As Kym suggests, you could even customize the colors for specific holidays, like a red and pink garland for Valentine’s Day.
Would you believe Cindy at Custom Comforts created this lovely embroidered Christmas pillow using items she scrounged up around the house? Cindy sewed up a pillow cover from one of my favorite materials, drop cloth, and created the holly leaves and pine cones from secondhand Goodwill sweaters. The icing on the cake is all the beautiful embroidery that Cindy did by hand! Are you as impressed as I am?!?
Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove loves making pillows and sure can’t up a festive holiday one! She created a holly berry pillow by embellishing a simple burlap cover with brown cording and felt. Those are materials that definitely won’t break the bank! Brandi says, “It was really easy to create and a great way to practice some basic sewing and crafting skills.”
When faced with a “Look for Less” design challenge, Andrea from Life.Love.Larson knew she wanted something fun and modern that she could enjoy in her home. Enter CB 2’s ginormous Inner Peace Wreath. Andrea made her own for only $13 using a grapevine wreath, twigs, and a strand of Christmas lights. At 3-feet in diameter, this is a wreath that makes a statement!
Melaine from My Sweet Savannah had been wanting to make a puffy yarn wreath like one from Anthropologie for some time. After a fellow blogging buddy made one and showed just how easy it was, Melaine was motivated to get her pom-pom on and create her own. I just love how thick and soft this wintery wreath looks – so perfect for these coooold days!
Today I have another fun Christmas pillow to share with ya’ll, and it’s one your kids will love too. Kimberly from Serendipity Refined sewed this Christmas countdown pillow as a gift for her sister’s family and even add a few personal touches, like a monogram on the star and her kiddo’s favorite question this time of year – How many days? How many times have you heard that lately?!? Ha! My kids would have a blast moving the star each day until Christmas!
Most of you know I am not much of a seasonal decorator. I know… GASP! BUT… I do love a pretty holiday pillow, and this one from Maryann at Domestically Speaking is drool-worthy. Plus, it only takes burlap and paint, which means cheap! Maryann used the “old school” freezer paper stencil method for her text, and just look at those beautiful, crisp lines. She also hand stitched her cover thanks to a broken machine, but I love how it adds to the rustic, grain sack look.