Friday, November 18, 2011

Burlap & Felt {Christmas} Pillow


It has officially begun!  My crazy obsession with Christmas that rolls around each year.  I just love Christmastime and all the decorating, the cold nights (the days are still pleasant here in Florida, for the most part), hot chocolate, sweaters & scarves, and my boots!  This year is no different!
The hubs and I are going to go pick out our tree this weekend!  It’s so weird to think back to last year.  Last year, Emily was a month old.  I remember carrying her around the tree farm in her car seat while she was snoozing away!  Crazy how time flies!
I’ve been doing some Christmas crafting, too!  I’ve been making some really pretty wreaths for the shop!  But aside from that, I sat down the other night and made this super cute burlap & felt Christmas pillow!
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I got the inspiration from the BHG Christmas Ideas mag I picked up at the grocery store the other day!  I just love how it turned out!  I told you guys in my last post that I wanted to go with a neutral color palette for Christmas this year.  This pillow will go with my Christmas décor perfectly this year!
This pillow is an envelope pillow cover that I just slipped over an old Ikea pillow I had in my stash!  I followed this amazing tutorial from Texas Cottage.
I used a ruler to kind of “freehand” the trees.  It was pretty simple.  There was no measuring involved or anything else that I had to actually stop and think about.  Those are my kind of crafts!  The fool-proof kind!!  I usually use my handy Heat N Bond for these types of projects, but I didn’t even bother with it on this one.  I simply pinned the trees to the burlap and sewed them on with a straight stitch!  Easy as that!
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I just love how it turned out! 
I can’t wait to pull down the rest of my Christmas stuff this afternoon while Em-Dawg is napping!  For now, I’m off to JoAnn’s for more burlap {can you ever have enough of that stuff??}!   
Have a great Friday!!  smile
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43 comments:

  1. This turned out really cute! I really like that you used white for the trees. This will go with any decor for Christmas!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    I'd love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party! TOO CUTE!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/11/fresh-fridays-link-party-4.html

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  3. This turned out SO cute! Did your burlap smell funny at all? I love the look of it, but I bought some to make a table runner, and it smelled SO bad! Even a few days outside didn't cure it.

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  4. What a great pillow. It's simple and beautiful.

    I found you from "Tatertots & Jello". :0)

    Blessings,
    Carol

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  5. This is adorable! Love the texture combo :) Stopping in from Tatertots and Jello.

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  6. These are really cute! And so "on trend" right now!

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  7. I just adore these!! Burlap and felt are my two favorite things! :) Love it! :)

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  8. Love it! I think I saw the same picture you must have in BHG. Anyway, it's awesome!

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  9. I love anything burlap! Adorable:) Would love you to link up my new Friday Friday link party!
    http://karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-frolic-4.html

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  10. I love this. I'm a huge burlap fan. Hope to see you DIY Home Sweet home. Don't forget to link this up to MMM.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is such simple, pretty, and classy pillow! It is just beautiful!

    We would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party-2.html

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  12. I love the pillow!!! Super cute!!! :)

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  13. This looks great! Love the pillow:)

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  14. lovelovelove this idea :)
    so simple!

    I found you through tater tots and jello, and I just pinned this adorable idea to my pinterest!!

    lovelovelove
    moo.

    http://themusingsoflilmoomoo.blogspot.com

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  15. Your pillow is so cute! My current Christmas color scheme is red, gold and brown but I've really been craving a more neutral color scheme. And I love love love burlap too!

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  16. What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. This pillow is beautiful!!!! Love the burlap and the simple trees, so sweet! I love making pillows, they are just such a fun way to decorate! Good job!

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  18. These are so eye catching, but still simple. I love them!!
    Great job,
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  19. I am such a sucker for the burlap craze that has hit blogland! Your pillow is fantastic! I'd love if you came and shared your great project at the Head to Head Showdown party, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

    ~Jen

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  20. I like burlap and anything made from it. Your pillow is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

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  21. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all the creativity here. Can you please join me at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

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  22. I really really like that pillow!

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  23. Great texture combo! I am currently in a burlap addiction phase. I just can't get enough of it. Btw, new follower :)

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  24. I so love anything burlap! Gorgeous cushion.
    I'd love it if you could share this at my Simply Christmas Inspitaion Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/yay.html

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  25. such a cute pillow--love the burlap:)

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  26. Very cute. Where did you get your burlap cover from? Or did you make?

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  27. This is a perfect vintage-y looking Christmas pillow!
    Shannon

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  28. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing...visitng from from Creative Blogger Party Hop

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  29. Very cute idea...I like your idea of neutral color palette for Christmas:)

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  30. very very cute! love the burlap with the felt. nice!

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  31. So elegant and casual at the same time - LOVE IT!

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  32. This is utterly gorgeous. That's all I have to say! Well, and that I love how it's so simple, but has a such a great impact. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  33. I like your pillow.Nice Idea and nice pillow.Thanks for sharing.

    Beach Pillow

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  34. Your pillow is so cute!! I love how sweet and simple it is! I featured it today!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/11/five-feature-friday-18.html

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  35. I love how this turned out! I love how simple and natural it is. I hope you'll share it at The Corson Cottage for our {Home for the Holidays} link party every Friday in December:) Carrie

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  36. Very nice, love this! I do a lot of stuff on burlap. I just posted a tutorial on how to print on burlap if you are interested.

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

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  37. Love your trees. Love the pillow! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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