Appliqued Deer Silhouette Pillow

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Jessica from Sew Homegrown created this deer head silhouette pillow to add a little festivity to her couch. Jessica’s hubs drew a pattern (that has kindly been made available to Jessica’s readers), which Jessica traced and cut from a colorful, textured fabric. She then used a dense zigzag stitch to sew the deer to the front square of the pillow. Like Jessica, I love that this pillow is seasonal without being too Christmas-y, so you don’t have to pack it up with the rest of your Christmas decorations.

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Holly Berry Wreath Pillow

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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.”

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Christmas Countdown Advent Pillow

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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!

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Paint a Christmas Pillow Like a Pro

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It’s no secret that Pottery Barn has absolutely beautiful pillows. Last year one particular pillow with a holly leaf wreath caught the eye of Colleen from Just Paint It.  She knew she could replicate the design with craft paint on a piece of drop cloth for a similar effect. I love how Colleen breaks the steps down for you, so even the non-artist can pick up a paint brush with confidence. Here’s what she says about her new pillow: “It wound up much easier to knock off than I thought, using a simply holly stencil and cotton swabs for the berries. It can be painted easily in an afternoon.”

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Stenciled “Jingle” Pillow that Jingles!

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Maria from Our Home Away from Home has been working on her Christmas décor for weeks now. Just when Maria thought she had it all planned, the Pottery Barn holiday catalog came along and tossed another DIY challenge her way. The jute “Jingle” pillow was calling Maria’s name and she already had all the materials on hand to make her own. That’s pretty hard to resist, and who doesn’t love a cute and free pillow? I know I do!

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Pom-Pom Fringe Pillow Cover

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If you have got a couch, chair, or bed in need of a little pick-me-up, this pom-pom pillow from The Sassy Life is sure to infuse a bit of personality into the space! The sassy lady behind this pillow simply sewed layers of pom-pom fringe onto the front of her DIY pillow cover. If sewing isn’t your thing, she suggests trying a fusible bonding product or hot glue. I know this isn’t a holiday pillow, but there is something so festive about the pom-poms that I think it would be a great addition to holiday décor.

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Zigzag Pillow from Striped Fabric

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Jann from Newton Custom Interiors had been wanting to make her own zigzag pillow cover, but the task of perfectly lining up the stripes seemed a bit daunting. When Jann found a striped fabric that she loved, she decided to dive in and give it a go. Surprisingly, it was much simpler than Jann expected, and Jann’s pillow looks gorgeous from every angle! She offers tips for matching up the stripes so you too can make the perfect zigzag pillow.

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Turn Old Sweaters into Cozy Pillows

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This time of year I know we are all eager to infuse our homes with as much warmth and coziness as possible. Not much says warm and cozy like a comfy old sweater, so why not turn one into a pillow? Zandi from Radical Possibility went shopping in the fabric sweater aisle at her local thrift store for a couple of sweaters to repurpose. Zandi found two perfect sweaters and loves how they satisfy her desire for clean, modern lines and also her need “to nest and be cozy.”

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