Accent pillows are one of the easiest things you can use to change the look of a sofa or chair in your home, and they’re also one of the easiest DIY projects to do. I wanted to bring a little color and fun to a bench I have in my living room so turned to my fabric scrap collection for something to make pillows with. I had some felt and pom poms and thought they would be perfect pillows for the holiday season. To be honest they might stay well after that.
To make a basic pillow you just need to cut a piece of fabric to the size and shape of the pillow you want to cover. Leave about an inch on each side for seam allowance. Sometimes I cut the fabric on a fold so I end up with one longer piece rather than two pieces. Either way works fine.
Sew the pieces together at the sides, leaving one side open.
Turn your pillow case inside out so the seams are inside. By the way you can do these steps with fabric glue like liquid stitch if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Insert your pillow stuffing and then use a slip stitch or fabric glue to close the open end.
Next figure out where you want to apply your pom pom trim and use fabric glue to adhere it! Easy!
I also cut some of the pom poms off and glued them on in a random pattern.
There you have it. Easy pom pom pillows!
Here’s a quick little holiday entertaining craft idea. Little felt mistletoes you can tie on to your glass stems. Cute right? So festive. Bonus: You can hold your drink over your head and people will make out with you. (At least that’s my plan!)
Anywayyy I’m terrible and didn’t take pics of the steps but I think you get the idea.
Small white felt balls
String or twine
Just cut out little mistletoe leaf shapes. They’re kind of oval with long stems. Next glue the white balls onto the leaves. Then bunch them together by the ends and tie them up using twine or string. Tie them securely to glass stems.
Pro tip: Use them in other areas of your home or as a fun gift detail to add to your gift wrapping.
It’s Christmas Eve Eve! You’re probably doing last minute shopping and wrapping your gifts as fast as you can. Since I’m doing the same, I figured I’d put up this last minute wrapping tutorial and idea. I kept it simple this year with vintage looking paper from Rifle Paper Co., twine, and some cute holly toppers I made with left over felt from my felt tree tutorial.
Rifle Paper Co has these great wrapping paper sheets that I adore. They’re heavy duty and the perfect size for medium sized packages.
I like to use only 3 pieces of tape (1 on bottom, 1 on each side) for a perfectly wrapped package that is easy to open. Everyone asks how I wrap so neatly. Well, here’s how I do it.
One piece of tape on the bottom to hold the paper close. Then I fold the sides in. Then fold the flaps down and tape closed. If your package is flatter just fold the pointy parts in like so.
I used twine to embellish with a simple bow.
For a little something extra I used left over felt to make holly. I just used pinking sheers to cut leaf shapes and red felt balls. Glued them together with hot glue and stuck them to my packages with double sided tape.
Alright, guys. This HOHOHO is ready for Christmas!
While thumbing through the millions of catalogues that flood my mailbox this time of year, I noticed a few craftsy decorations being sold for upwards $100 and thought “Whaaaat? These are totally easy DIYs.” These felt Christmas trees are among them. Similar styles are being sold for 10 times what you can spend to make your own and who doesn’t love a Christmas craft? Grab some cookies, turn on a Hallmark movie, and get your glue gun ready. Here’s how you do it.
It’s simple. You’ll need cardboard cones, 1 yd. heavy duty felt, and felt ball thingies (optional: twine or ribbon for garland). Oh and scissors and glue of course.
Cut your felt into oval leaf shapes. I cut mine roughly 2″ x 1″. If you stack a few rectangle pieces and then cut it saves you some time and thumb cramps. Now start glueing!
Glue them on in rows and layer your way up.
Go back through and fill in any empty spots with more leaves. You don’t have to be perfect. In fact the more random, the better!
Decorate them with different colors and sizes of felt balls, buttons, ribbon, twine — whatever you want! Now you’ll have your very own felt trees for a fraction of the price you’ll find them in trendy catalogues and stores. Cute right?