Simple Christmas Pillows

Well, I did it.  This week I started Christmas decorating.  
I have been working on quite a few projects to share, 
and I'll be sharing our Christmas Tour, as well...so it's time! 
(As if I needed a reason.)

Today I'm sharing a simple Christmas pillows project!

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces


This year, I have really been attracted to red and white quilts. I actually bought one for my bedroom recently, and it set the direction for some of my Christmas decor!

Pillow covers are such an easy way to quickly change out the look in our homes.

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces
  
My oh-so-creative friend, Angie, of the Knick of Time blog has her own line of Vintage Sign Stencils and sent me a couple for my project!

I used her Farmhouse Barn Quilt Miniatures Stencil for one design.

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

She also has these in a large size, three separate stencils, or a set of three.  I used the Bear Paw Quilt Block for my other design.  I used white pillow covers I bought on Amazon for my project. You may also be able to find covers 
at your craft or sewing store...or even make your own. 

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

For your convenience, I'm including 
an affiliate link for a cotton canvas pillow cover...


When I am stenciling a pillow cover I always use a large piece of cardboard inside to prevent any possible paint bleed-through between layers.  You use a pretty dry brush, though, so it's not much of a problem...but better safe than sorry.
There are fabric paints you can get if you want to be able 
to wash the covers...I just used craft paint for mine.

I found a great vintage throw at the thrift store...the colors 
are perfect for Christmas...and I love how it looks 
on my old wicker chair with the quilt block pillows!

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Simple Christmas pillow project- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Thank you, Angie!  I love using your stencils, 
and look forward to using these again in more projects!

Until next time...I'll be putting on the greens...

13 comments

  1. They look so good and such a thrifty way to change out pillows!

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  2. So much easier than sewing and looks like the real thing! When I see red & white I'm tempted to haul out my own Christmas stuff. Love!

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  3. Linda, Such a pretty start to your decorating. Sweet pillows that you can use at Valentines and 4th of July. I really want to find some throws at the G.W. ...always wash and dry them. I have an old blanket that was my mom's...it's kind of like that throw . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. What a great idea...especially for those that love the look of something quilted but don't sew. These are great stencils and you did a wonderful job, Linda. I hope you have a wonderful day- xo Diana

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  5. I love these colors and I sure love anything "quiltish!" Great job!
    Brenda

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  6. I'm so tempted to start on the tree but I JUST CAN'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!! I have to wait until after Thanksgiving!!! Anyway, I have enough projects around the house to keep me busy, to keep my mind off Christmas decorating. But the day after Thanksgiving that tree is going up, woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the pillows, super cute!!

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  7. I always love a red and white quilt too, Linda! These pillow covers came out fabulous. And that vintage plaid throw is perfect.

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  8. These pillows are perfect with the throw blanket. I love them! So happy to see how you used the stencils. Pinning!

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  9. Love these - so cute and easy! Great idea! Can't wait to see your Christmas tour! x K

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  10. Well you're ahead of me...love how the pillows turned out! Looks gorgoues agains the plaid throw.

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  11. I've started a little Christmas decorating but am going full on after Thanksgiving. Love your stenciled pillows. They look great with the plaid throw.

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  12. I so agree tat pillows can easily change the feel of a room. Your stenciling is beautiful and the red really pops! Love that blanket, too! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  13. I love the simplicity of the red and white.... and so perfect with the cosy blanket

    Karen xxx

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