Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Crafts

During our Christmas Craft Day, I added two sweet Christmas decorations to our collection--here are the details on how they came to be.

First, the Mini Burlap Tree:
DIY burlap tree christmas

I found this cute little burlap tree on Pinterest via See Kate Blog.  I didn't see any how-to instructions, but it looked pretty self explanatory.  I cut strips of burlap to about 1ish inches in width and about 2-3 inches long {I opted out of measuring...}

burlap how to

Fold each piece in half, with the loop towards the base and attach to a Styrofoam cone, starting at the bottom {I used regular 'ole straight pins}  Go all the way around the bottom, and work your way up to the top of the cone.
DIY burlap christmas tree

Once I was almost done, I took a small piece of burlap and covered the top of the cone before I put the last row of loops on.  Add on the final loops at the top,

DIY burlap tree how to

Voila! You've got yourself a little tree.

AND the pillow!  How easy is this?!  This pillow found me via the Joss & Main app on my phone.  I loved it, but knew I could probably make it myself for less than $18.95 + tax and shipping.

I went to Hobby Lobby and found this pillow cover.  Its was the right color and the right size--minus the buttons:

Flip it over, and you've got a solid pillow cover for $7, zipper and all {find a coupon}.  I went to Joanne's and found two quilting quarters for less than $4 and some bright red ribbon.

I used my ornament cookie cutters to trace the design onto the fabric and then cut 'em out.

ornament pillow

Get some fabric glue, stick everything in place, and let dry for an hour.  BOOM, pillow complete:

DIY ornament applique christmas pillow

I love the new additions to our holiday decor.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

I'm linking up to Hyphen InteriorsThe Winthrop Chronicles,  and Hi Sugarplum! for their Christmas Craft Parties!  


  1. LOVE the ornament pillow! I just made a reindeer one. :)

    1. Thanks! Your Reindeer pillow looks great! I see that you're on the East Coast--I'm originally from Northern Virginia!

  2. I love any project with fabric glue. :) That's because I can't You have made some beautiful projects. Megan

  3. Such an adorable pillow! Love how easy it is because this girl can't sew! :) I like your burlap tree too!!


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