Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DIY Mistletoe Pillow {Tutorial}

Throw pillows are a great way to bring the holiday cheer into your home without overdoing it {unless, of course, you like to overdo it}. I love changing out throw pillows for the holidays and seasons. It's the easiest way to brighten up the room and add a little different element to the room. I have a neutral couch so it's the perfect backdrop. My Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Pillow is my favorite, but this Mistletoe Pillow is a close second! I made this for a friend who is getting married around Christmas and loved it so much I'm making one for myself, too. Everyone needs a little mistletoe!
To make this simple pillow:
  • Cut two pieces of fabric to the desired size.
  • Take a piece of dark green felt and cut out the leaves for your mistletoe. There's not a set number to cut out, just play around with the design until you like it.
  • Cut out a few small circles of white felt for the mistletoe berries.
  • Now, arrange your mistletoe wreath on one piece of fabric. When you get it just right, hot glue the leaves and berries down. *Tip: Don't glue the entire leaf down - only partially glue it so that it has a 3D effect to it.*
  • Cut a strip of ribbon long enough to go from the top of the wreath to the top edge of fabric.
  • With stitch witchery, iron the ribbon onto the fabric.
  • Now, make a bow from the same type of ribbon and hand sew it onto the wreath as pictured.
  • With right sides together, sew around the whole pillow with a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave about a 6 inch space open to allow for stuffing the pillow.
  • Stuff pillow with polyfill or a pillow form.
  • Sew the opening closed.
  • You're done!
To see tutorials & techniques I've used on other throw pillows, click here. The possibilities are endless! Throw pillows are so much fun and quick and easy to make. Why not try this one? Or make your own design!

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