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17 December, 2011

Ballard Inspired Joyeux Noël Pillow

065Here’s my latest project…my Ballard inspired Joyeux Noël pillow! I’m happy to get this one in under the wire this year because it was on my to do list for this Christmas!

ballard pillow And here is my inspiration from Ballard Designs! I fell in love immediately, but it was $69 (on sale right now for $49) and that’s just out of my price range! Sooo…I knew I had to copy it…with one exception…I wanted red and white French ticking instead of black. I love the look, but it just doesn’t say Christmas to me!

page Here’s what I did:
1. I already had a 16” x 16” down pillow insert from Goodwill (under $3.00) and fabric for the pillow itself. I created an iron-on transfer for the wording which I have included for you in the next photo. I attached it according to directions on the package and then sewed the two pieces of fabric right sides together, turned, filled and stitched closed.
2. I drew the triangle for the tree and then cut it into six segments as a pattern, using scraps from three different fabrics. I pinned the fabric in place on the pillow. My tree is a little bigger than theirs since theirs seemed small to me.
3. I hot-glued the fabric down using small dots of glue in several places.
4. Theirs has a twine trunk beneath the fabric pieces, but I wanted mine on top, so I hot-glued it in place after tying knots on each end.

joyeux noel pillow backwardsHere’s the graphic for the wording. It must be printed as is…backwards…on the iron-on transfer paper. It will be right side up once it is in place. I printed it in 8x10 format with Photoscape.

042 Finally, I added a little bow on top! Total money spent…none…since I already had everything I needed ! Sooo…it was free…woo hoo!…instead of their $49 on sale! Love it!

045Of course, my handsome co-host had to check it out. Hmmm…I see that he is double-checking my spelling and accent marks! No worries, Baby Kitty, it’s correct! :-)

047 And there you have it…my Ballard inspired Joyeux Noël pillow! Whew! Time is flying by and I still have a few more projects to squeeze in. Will I make it? Time will tell!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

40 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie,
    You never cease to amaze me with your talent! This pillow is so cute and looks exactly like PB's.

    Love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. The pillow looks great. Isn't it so satisfying to know you can have what you like by doing your own copy?

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  3. Now THIS I'm going to make! Love it! Thank you so much for figuring it all out and even printing up the letters for us! We aren't having our family Christmas until Jan.21 (I know) so I have plenty of time.

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  4. Debbie I am in awe of all of your decorations this year...just beautiful.

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  5. Love your custom designed pillow!!

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  6. Debbie, yours is much better than the original over priced one. Love it.

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  7. I love your pillow! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas!
    Judy

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  8. Hi Debbie.....love that darling pillow - one of the cutest I have seen! You are going to have the most fabulous collection of pillows for next year - wow! Oh, I made my poinsettia pillow yesterday morning. Haven't had time to post it yet! Yours turned out GREAT! Linda

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  9. Ok.....so yesterday I bought the felt and burlap for the pointsettia pillow. Got everything in the house for this one.....you're such a trouble maker!! :-) Thank, Debbie.

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  10. Wish I had a fraction of your talent and creativity. Love the pillow!
    Merry Christmas Debbie.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  11. A+ again! Just darling and thanks for the transfer and instructions.
    Happy Saturday!

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  12. I love this pillow. I'm going to start looking for pillow inserts at the thrifts and plan to make a pillow or two this coming year...you have inspired me! hugs, Linda

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  13. Thank you so much for the graphic! You did an amazing job on your pillow!!!

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  14. Adorable....I wish I could get one made too....but, I think I am done for this year. I will enjoy yours from afar!

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  15. That is a beautiful pillow that says Cjristmas Debbie, LOve it.
    Have a nice weekend

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  16. Very cute, and I agree, the red ticking says Christmas more than the black. I'm feeling so lazy compared to all these last minute projects everyone else seems to be doing! :)

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  17. Debbie...this is wonderful and I love your tree much better than the Ballard one. Great job!

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. How cute is this!! I hadn't seen it before. Love yours with the red stripe! I see it's Baby Kitty approved! yay! xo

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  19. Very, very cute. I like it better than the original...perfect for Christmas- xo Diana

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  20. Your so talented Debbie and your pillow is by far the best! I love how you always come up with a way to make it and then make it your own!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  21. Another wonderful project! I think yours looks even better than the PB one. I hope you enjoy this last week before the big day.

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  22. Wow! It turned out beautifully! I see things I'd like to make 'someday' but you seem to take the initiative and DO IT! Good job!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~Judy~

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  23. Another fun and adorable pillow, you should go into business and sell these, I am sure you would have buyers. Maybe Etsy shop? Kathysue

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  24. Beautifully done, Debbie! I actually came over to see your version of the PB poinsettia pillow from Linda's blog, but I'm glad I saw this one. I have some fabric scraps that would work well for the tree in this design and, while I might not get to it for this season, I'm definitely going to do it so its ready for next year!

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  25. Debbie,
    I adore your Noel pillow, dear friend!!! You have certainly inspired us all to get busy and make our holidays brighter by using what we already have available! Merry Christmas...your home decor is a vision of loveliness this year!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. You're such a sweetie Debbie - thank you so much for your great tutorial!!!

    Yours is way nicer than the shop one too!!!!

    Joyeux Noel
    and Christmas blessings
    hugs
    Shane

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  27. That is adorable and wow how much money you saved making your own and it looks just as good if not better:) Great joh!

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  28. Thats just simply Beautiful..
    thank you so much for the tutorial and the image.
    I am definately asking santa for a printer..

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  29. so love your pillow it is so homey like come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  30. Looks great! I wanted to knock off the same pillow but never got to it but I did make another ballard one, stop by and check it out, they'd look great together
    Emily
    http://domesticdeadline.blogspot.com/2011/12/creating-christmas-mitten-pillow.html

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  31. I love this pillow! So pretty! I'm a new follower and I hope you'll follow me back! Merry Christmas to you!

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  32. OMG! It looks so perfect, just like the one from PB's! You're a very talented lady, just dropped from Open House and saw your adorable pillow. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
    FABBY

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  33. Merry Christmas Debbie! Your pillow is gorgeous! Nice job!

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  34. Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

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  35. Thanks so much for this tutorial. Believe it or not, I actually had this pillow on order from Ballard Designs when it went on sale week before last. At first, it was on backorder, then I received an email from them saying it was no longer available to my disappointment. Now, I'll be able to make my own!!!

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  36. This pillow is so cute! Your did a wonderful job making it. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

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  37. I love this! If only I could sew!!!

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  38. Lovely pillow. Thank you for the tutorial. I would love to invite you for a christmas pillow linky party in my blog. please do come and join with your lovely pillow. Thank you

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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