Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Quick Change, Holiday & Personal Pillows
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On to the post! Remember this little set-up we did for one of our Christmas decor presentations?
Well, one of the ideas we presented was sprucing up your pillows for the holidays! You can see here that we added some felt snowflakes to this gold velvet pillow to make it feel more festive.
The best thing about this idea is that it's easily changed depending on the holiday or your mood! Want to know how we did it!?
First you need to cut out some shapes. I opted to use felt because it does not fray when you cut it. Originally I was going to hand cut shapes out of a sheet of felt. . . but then I ran across these felt ornaments at Target. At $1 a piece, I opted to make this project as easy as pie and go for the precut felt snowflakes rather than trying to cut my own.
Then I grabbed some basting adhesive from a fabric store. I got mine at JoAnne's. PS- I used the glue stick form, but it also comes in spray can.
This stuff is pretty awesome! You simply spread the glue on the back of the felt and then press it onto the pillow. I took the pillow out of the case to make sure I could press the the pillow case and felt firmly together. The whole process took less than 5 minutes!
Best of all, when spring comes around you can pop the pillowcase in the washer and watch as the felt and adhesive come right off! For all those worried about this actually working, rest easy. I tested this theory and the pillowcases came out as clean as a whistle! :)
And remember, don't just decorate for the holidays. Use things that speak to your story. For example, I might attach my high school or college sport letter (the letters they put on "letter" jackets) to a pillow. Below, I took the idea in a modern direction by using a ribbon of sequence as an add on.
You gotta love a project that takes a couple of dollars and only a few minutes to complete! I see a lot of fun pillows in my future! :)