Handmade Pillows for the Holidays
Stitch up a fun gift or decoration with these easy-sew pillows for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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Twice as Nice, Part 1
Update a plain pillow as the seasons change with this easy idea. Create a mini-quilt pillow topper that can be swapped out from one holiday to the next. Begin at Halloween with this scaredy-cat design. (See slide #6 for the Thanksgiving version.)
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Pretty Felt Pumpkin Patches
The three grinning jack-o'-lanterns on this accent pillow serve as a happy welcoming committee for your guests. Place the layered-felt creation on a bench in your front entry, or give it as a little treat to a special someone.
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Pumpkin Patch Pillow
Welcome autumn into your home with a felted wool pillow that lets the iconic image of the season linger a bit longer.
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The appliqued words on this felted-wool pillow send the right message as Thanksgiving approaches. Toss the pumpkin-size pillow on the sofa for a simple seasonal accent.
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Let autumn's warm-and-cozy color palette inspire comfortable home accents, such as this silk-and-wool pillow featuring a pumpkin design.
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Snow Lady Sue
Toss winter flair on a couch or chair by stitching up a snowman, or in this case, a snow lady, pillow from oh-so-soft fleece.
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Christmas Pillow Pair
Pair these two pillows in the same decorative display to create a Christmas mood. The next two slides will explain how to make the pillows.
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Cheerful Snowman Pillow
This festive felt pillow featuring Frosty's smiling face is sure to bring a smile to anyone who takes this seat.
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Felt Santa Pillow
Fuzzy felt gives this cheerful Santa pillow an extra dose of softness.
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Cheery Felted Santa
This cozy pillow is a ho-ho-whole lot of fun to have sitting on a sofa or bed. Layers of felted wool bring Santa to life, and clear seed beads add a touch of sparkle to his cap and bushy beard.
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Jolly Saint Nick
Capture the quintessential symbol of the season with a soft-as-snow pillow -- the perfect accent for your holiday decorating. The bushy beard and songbird friend add character to this Santa Claus pillow, which is a wonderful holiday project that's a snap to make.
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Red-and-White Pillow Pair
Arrange a welcoming vignette for your guests by setting two plump color-reversed pillows on a white-painted bench or neutral sofa. The next two slides provide instructions for making the red-and-white pillows.
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Cutout tree shapes pop on this cushy pillow thanks to white felt pieces behind the pillow front. Pair with the white pillow in slide #14 for a festive focal point.