Have you noticed the bright colors taking over this Christmas? We were at Canadian Tire last week and not only saw a purple Christmas tree, but a neon pink one! (My oldest daughter did beg for one, and while I momentarily considered the fun I could have with it, I decided against it.) However, that doesn’t mean I’m not welcoming the bright Christmas colors into my house this year.
To make your own Merry and Bright Christmas pillow, here’s what you will need:
- Pillow cover (You can buy a premade one, or make your own. I have an easy tutorial for a envelope cover here that you can follow)
- Pom pom trim
- Heat transfer vinyl (available by the sheet or on a roll)
Step One: Sewing the Trim
The item of business is to tear out the side seams of your pillow cover, and put the pom pom trim inside.
To clarify (because yes, this did take me several attempts before I pinned it properly – the pom poms should be facing the inside of your pillow, the edging of the trim towards the outside. The trim should be between both “good” sides of your pillow.
When pinned properly, it will look like this – the bulge you see all the way around is the pom poms. Using your sewing machine, stitch both sides back together, making sure the trim stays in place between the two layers. Mine was a little slippery and kept trying to escape.
Step Two: Iron On the Design
Once you have completed the sewing, it’s time to move on to the second part of the project – adding the vinyl.
Open Cricut Design Space, and type your text. I am using the font Pistilli Roman, which is a free font for personal use, so you can easily download it to recreate this design. I isolated the text to letters and changed them to the colors of my vinyl. Then I cut, weeded, and ironed the letters on (follow the instructions on your the heat transfer vinyl, as some differ).
I decided to have a little fun with the placement of the letters. I turned the “e” in merry on it’s side, and staggered the letters in “bright” to make it a little more whimsical.
Once the vinyl cools, stuff a pillow inside, and find the perfect spot on your couch for your new pillow to live. Isn’t it perfect?
And if you’re looking for more easy Christmas decor, be sure to check out some of my favourite Christmas wreaths, which you are sure to love! The Rudolph wreath would be perfect with this fun loving pillow!