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DIY Holliday-themed burlap pillows

Well, we-re a little late with this article. It’s about some very beautiful pillows that you can do by yourself. The pillows feature decorations such as a Christmas tree or snowflakes. It’s not quite you probably had in mind, given that it’s practically spring outside. However, the project is very inspiring and you can take the idea and create all sorts of themes and patterns. Now let’s see how you can make these cute pillows. Since they are themed pillows that you only use during part of the year, the covers should be easy to remove and swap. It would be a good idea to use envelope hacks. Zippers are also an option but it would be too much trouble to sew them by hand and then to only use them for a few months.

Here are the materials that you’ll need for this fun DIY project. You’ll need 2 yards of burlap, 2 18’’x18’’ pillow inserts and ¾ yard of whitecotton fabric. You’ll also need some white acrylic paint for the decorations. Making the pillows is easy. Start by cutting s pieces of 20’’ x 20’’. They need to be square. Cut them out of the burlap. These pieces will be the front of the pillows. Then use the white paint to create your design. Paint it directly onto the pieces of burlap that you have previously cut. The design doesn’t need to be perfect. In fact, this is what makes the pillows so special and unique.

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After you have painted the desired design of the fronts of your pillows, start cutting the pieces for the back. Cut 2 pieces with the dimensions of 20’’ x 25’’ for the envelope style back. Then cut them directly in half. You’ll end up with 4 pieces of 20’’ x 12 ½’’. Next start sewing. For the trim you’ll also need to cut 8 strips of 3’’ x 2098 ½’’. Press them in half and make the trim. For the corner pieces just take two right sides and align them together, then cut a triangle shape below. Sew the pieces together and trim any excess fabric. Repeat the steps for all the other pieces. The burlap is not a very durable material and because of its fragile nature it might be hard to sew the pillows and then to prevent them from fraying. And there you go, beautiful and fun pillows for your home. The decorations and be anything you want. This is just an example and entire projects is from Taryn site.

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Posted in DIY Projects on March 5, 2012

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