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 pillowI 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 tutorialOnce 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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Gold Glitter Monogram Ornament

I told you yesterday that I had another monogram ornament to share! And it’s true! I do.

Last weekend, I was window shopping at Pottery Barn and I saw some adorable gold glitter monogram ornaments, that I just knew I could easily replicate. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find them online to show you guys but I have one better! My version!

I thought these ornaments would be the perfect way to label our stockings this year. Since it will be Miss P’s first Christmas, I’m in the process of making a new stockings for each of us. Ah, a mother’s work is never done. While I procrastinate getting those stockings finished, allow me to share my little glitter monogram ornaments.

I made my little ornaments by just cutting out felt letters, painting a coat of Martha Stewart’s glitter glue, and then sprinkling glitter on top of them. Once the glue was dry I tapped off the excess. To finish them up I hot glued a little strand of twine to back.

Here they are!

One for Miss P.

One for hubby.

And one for me!

There is our little monogram family. I can’t wait to finish up our stockings and give them a proper display!

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DIY Fresh Cut Trees Sign

Hello! One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting our tree. I absolutely love real trees. They have the most amazing smell and I love that each year our tree is a little different. I know each season it would probably be easier for us to get an artificial tree but I just can’t give up the experience. It’s such a memory making opportunity. I remember our first year in Hawaii. Our first Christmas married, it was 90 degrees outside when we picked out our tree. My husband was in shorts and flip flops as he tied it to the roof of our car. Ha.

This year, he won’t be home to go pick out a tree but I am still going to continue our tradition with our little girl. (I know! I still haven’t gotten my tree yet… soon!)

I wanted to do a little something to commemorate one of my favorite traditions and I thought this little sign would be perfect for that.

I picked up a white wood board from Lowe’s and painted it with some white paint that I had thinned out with water.

To create a stencil, I cut out the lettering and arrow using my Silhouette Cameo.

I used a pencil to trace the stencil.

I hand painted the lettering using green acrylic paint. I didn’t worry too much about getting it perfectly in the lines because I knew I would end up distressing it. And really, it isn’t supposed to be perfect.

Here’s the sign before I distressed it. See how I didn’t really do a perfect job getting the paint in the lines. It’s a wonder I made it through Elementary now that I look at it!

And here’s the after. You can hardly even tell I can’t color in the lines :) Right?

So there you have it. My little sign that reminds me of my favorite holiday tradition. I’d love to hear what your favorite holiday tradition is. Share them with me in the comments! Have a great day friends!

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Washi Tape Holiday Wall Hanging

I hope you guys aren’t sick of holiday crafts yet! Because I have a really fun one today. This one costs me absolutely nothing because I had everything on hand. Aren’t those the best kind of projects?

Feast your eyes on my old frame turned holiday wall hanging!

I’ve had this frame for ages. I can’t recall where it came from. Maybe Goodwill. It used to be black before it got the spray paint treatment a few months ago. I love spray paint by the way. If I don’t like something anymore it gets a coat of paint and it’s brand new.

Anyway, after my Washi Tape Gift Tags, I wanted to find some more uses for my washi tape this season and I thought it would be perfect to turn this frame into a festive wall hanging.

To create this little wall hanging, I simply taped washi tape to all four sides of the frame. Then I hung these mini ornaments (don’t you love that glittery one?) by hot glueing bakers twine to the back of the frame. Lastly, I hot glued a little piece of ribbon to the top for hanging.

I love this project because I had all the supplies here at home. And, when the season’s over – I can easily peel off the washi tape, and the hot glue off the back and it becomes a frame again. How cool is that?

And here it is hanging on my wall. What do you think?

See more holiday decor and crafts here.

 

 

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