Joy Yarn Christmas Pillow

I saw some pillows like this at the Country Living Festival and wanted to make one for myself. I bought a ready made pillow form from Hobby Lobby, yarn and embroidery thread. That is all you need to make this cute christmas pillow.
  You can of course buy fabric and make a pillow after you attach your yarn so you can make sure it’s centered.First I laid out the letters on the pillow and pinned them. 
Then I took 3 strands of embroidery thread in the same color and started tacking it down. At the start and finish I did about 5 loops in the same place to keep the yarn from unraveling.  I tried to stay at consistent intervals. Every 3rd or 4th stitch I would snag a small bit of the yarn into the thread just to make sure it stays in place.
I sewed around the words and then stuffed the pillow with a pillow insert. This project only took me one evening project while watching a Christmas Movie. It was so simple and  I think it came out really cute!

5 Responses

  1. Diana - FreeStyleMam says:
    Oh...I get it. You put the yarn on and then stitch it in place! So smart!!!! Love it!
  2. Angela Paris says:
    oh you're so darn creative! love to have you guest on my blog again anytime, friend! :)
  3. This is really cute, and I think you could make one for other seasons, depending on the word you chose... did you use burlap? I can't tell what type of fabric that is-- the weave looks tighter than I'd expect for burlap.
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Thanks, yes a friend of mine just recommended making them with initials on them. I used a ready made pillow cover from Hobby Lobby it does look similar to burlap but is not itchy. It has buttons on the back.
  4. cathy@my1929charmer says:
    It's so cute, and I'm so jealous you were able to go to a Country Living Fair! thanks for stopping by and sending us well wishes - today was our first day up, think we're heading in the right direction! Happy holidays to you and yours.

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