Holiday Pillow Ideas: Gold Sequins JOY Pillow

I have more holiday fun for you today.

In the form of something shimmery.

If you’re looking for holiday pillow ideas then today’s your day.

And because it’s no secret that I love shimmery things especially in Christmas decor, I made a pillow with gold sequins.

Sequins holiday pillow I love a festive holiday pillow, don’t you? You first got a glimpse of this pillow last week during my holiday home tour.

Joy Sequins Pillow

Here’s a quick step by step on how I made this festive “JOY” pillow. It’s nothing fancy folks so if you have questions let me know.

Festive “JOY” Sequins Pillow

Supplies: cloth napkins (approximately 20×20), 20×20 pillow form, sewing machine, thread, 3/4 yard of gold sequins, hot glue gun, hot glue, safety pins.

Joy Sequins napkin pillow Instead of cutting fabric, I went the easy route and just used two cloth napkins that I had gotten from Target. I think it was about $5 for four which was a steal.

joy pillow tutorial The first thing you probably want to do is iron your napkins. I skipped this step and it turned out okay once the pillow form was stuffed inside, but it still could have used a good ironing. Don’t be like me and go the lazy route ;)

Then, placing the wrong sides together, pin three sides of the napkins together and sew edges with a 1/2 inch seam. This will leave one side completely open for stuffing your pillow.

So here’s the deal: I used safety pins to discretely close the edge. Since this is a holiday pillow and only gets used about a month out of the year I wanted one edge open so I could easily remove the pillow form. If this doesn’t appeal to you, you can do the envelope pillow cover method instead and still have a removable cover, you just will have to grab and cut fabric instead of using cloth napkins.

diy joy pillow tutorial Once your pillow cover is securely closed, start laying out your sequins getting the wording you’d like. Sequins can be a bit obnoxious so take your time :)

gold joy sequins pillow After laying out the lettering to my liking, I starting to run hot glue under the lettering. I didn’t glue the entire thing, just dots of glue every half inch or so, all the way through the lettering.

Joy Pillow

I love the finished look. You can’t even tell it’s a cheater pillow cover ;)

For more holiday pillow ideas check out my Christmas pillow from last year.

For more holiday decor ideas check out my holiday gallery here.

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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Comments

  1. I love decorative pillows, especially if they scream “Christmas” and “I am glittery and gold, you must make me!” Therefore, I think I must make this. Very cute!

  2. LOVE it – safety pins. That is totally something I would do!! So much easier. I love your pillow, pinning!!

  3. What a fun pillow! Love how you used the gold sequins! Beautiful! :)

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