Ballard-Inspired Holiday Pillow

Hello beautiful Friends! Are you feeling Jolly yet? My six year old has been going around singing, "Deck the halls of Holwy Jolwy!" all week, so I think he's there. And I am just putting the finishing touches on my Christmas décor so I am almost there too! Today I am bringing you my first Holiday post of the season, a cute project I made for this month's Get Your DIY On theme, "Knock-Off Holiday Décor". I know I usually post on Thursday and expected to as usual yesterday, but two of our … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Pillow {from Vintage Bedspreads}

How do you feel about Secret Santa gift exchanges? Fun? Stressful? Several of my friends in Blogland and I are participating in a Secret Santa swap this year and today I'm sharing what I made for my Secret Santa, and also what I received! I guess it wasn't really a secret, since we knew who had us from the start, but I thought it would be fun, and then it became very stressful! You see, the person I had to make a gift for is Jennifer Rizzo.  I love love (really) love her style, but what … [Read more...]

Patriotic Drop Cloth Pillow

A few of my blog friends decided to get together to share something patriotic in honor of 4th of July just around the corner.  I was excited to join in the fun, but didn't want to spend very much. I immediately thought of my crazy stash of drop cloth.  My out-of-pocket for this project was $1.99 for one American flag. Those are my kind of projects! Here's my contribution to this tour:   Here's what I used to get started: This drop cloth was left over from my armless … [Read more...]

From Bumper Pad to Pillow

I've got something really cute to share with you. See this sweet-as-can-be pillow? I made it out of the bumper pad that was in Brennan's crib! {Cute story}: We transitioned him to a big boy bed a couple of weeks ago (he's two and a half). His crib was still up in his room because really, I think we just didn't want to let go!  Well, the other night I put him down in his big boy bed and said my good nights.  When I went to check on him after he was asleep, he was not in his his bed!!  I … [Read more...]

Free Pillow!

How about: I made this pillow for free! I was looking for a pretty white cotton pillow as the finishing piece for my bed but I had a hard time finding  just what I wanted.  Bed  Bath and Beyond wanted $49.99 for one I sort of liked.  Not in this lifetime! Then I remembered, "Oh yeah, I can sew!" I have mad sewing skills y'all.  I found a twin flat sheet that I wasn't using anymore and got to work. Here's what I came up with: Cute right?  It's not what I had in mind when I started … [Read more...]

How to Make This Adorable Pillow

The pillow I made was 20" wide X 16" tall.  Any measurements included in these instructions are based on this pillow. I made my pillow form about an inch smaller all the way around. It's bulk will still fill the finished pillow in nicely.  If you prefer to use a ready made form, just skip those steps.     Now just turn your pillow right side out and insert your pillow form. Voila! Pretty...and FREE!   … [Read more...]