One of the ways I’m spicing up my Christmas decor this year is by adding a bold punch o’ red. Pillows are an easy way to make a big impact. Easy to make; plus, I have an obsession with buying fat quarters of fabric. Just ask my mom – during college, I amassed a collection of 12 different (clashing) patterned fat quarters, and one summer, she turned them into six pillows which I proudly displayed on my XL twin bed that fall.
Before fabric shopping, I needed to research and see what type of Christmas pillow look was speaking to me. Click on the image for the source.
I definitely need to have something Moroccan Wedding Blanket in my life at some point:
But I’d settle for cable knit:
I’m almost sick of pillows with words on them, but these are exceptions:
I love plaid, and the coziness of these textures are definitely appealing:
And Parisian, always:
I was most inspired by these retro Christmas pillows from Etsy (speaking of reverting back to childhood):
Last week, I initiated my hunt. I unfortunately couldn’t find ice skating children (and I went five different places), but I eventually settled on a few spunky prints with red:
I decided to make two pillows with two prints, one on each side, so I could create two different looks.
Here is LOOK ONE:
Here is LOOK TWO (note the plaid pillow in the middle – I took a Forever 21 scarf and safety pinned it around an existing pillow. The plaids don’t line up, but whatevs. “Good enough.”)
I settled on the first look, but if I get sick of it in one week… Hey! I have options (well, at least one other option). I also have options with the 4 other fat quarters I bought.
Up next: A Christmas Cookie & Cocktail Party for Two!