When I first got married ten years ago, I started collecting Christmas decorations. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I’d always dreamed of having my own home filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of the season. Every year, I like to add something new to my growing collection.
This year I was inspired to create some decorative pillows with felt. The nice thing about felt is that it is inexpensive, it doesn’t fray, and it adds just the right amount of coziness for those upcoming winter months. I wanted to create something bold, something stylish, but nothing too busy. Poinsettias were my inspiration.
Here’s what I came up with:
Red version, up close:
If you want to create your own version of these simple sew poinsettia pillows, here’s the step-by-step.
It’s Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch. Perfect timing for my newest creation, a hand painted table runner.
I’ve always wanted to play around and get creative with fabric paint. Spotting a few bottles of metallics at Michaels last week and some very pretty beads, I decided I wanted to personalize a table runner for my small Thanksgiving crowd.
I’ve been “hired” by my younger brother Nate to upgrade his bedroom in his bachelor pad that he shares with his roommates in San Francisco. One of the projects I’m working on is a fabric covered headboard. When I was at Joann’s Fabrics over the weekend, something in the clearance rack popped right out at me: some suit fabric on sale for $5 dollars a yard. Score ! What better way to cover a headboard for a man’s bedroom than with material designed for a suit ?
Well of course the handsome lad must have a proper complimentary bolster to go with it. Is there a better way to impress the ladies ? So I whipped up a little accent pillow to compliment his future fabric covered headboard. I was a little envious that he was getting a special pillow of his own. After all, we gals love our stylish suits too. I couldn’t help but select another suit fabric to create a decorative pillow for myself. Equal rights !
Hi, I'm Kate from Northern California. I'm a bargain hunter, design lover, and incurable DIYer. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and I'm out to make my world fabulous, for less, one do-it-yourself project at a time. Learn more.