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.
Here’s a really cute Thanksgiving idea from Ashley at Simply Designing. With just a bit of felt and a little hand-stitching, she made these little pilgrim boats filled with candy. Wouldn’t these make darling place holders at the “kid’s table?” You could also fill them with small gourds or pinecones if the candy might prevent your little ones from “gobbling” up their turkey.
At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!
Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”
“Oh Christmas tree. Oh Christmas tree. How lovely are your branches pages.” Pages? That’s right! This Christmas tree from Dana at Wonder Forest is made from repurposed music book pages. Dana cut paper squares a plenty and then stacked them up to make this pretty paper tree. If you can operate scissors or a paper cutter, then you’re fully equipped to make your own!