Christmas is fast approaching and I still have some projects I want to try this year, so I was happy to get this one finished under the wire…my Pottery Barn inspired poinsettia pillow!
I knew the moment I saw this pillow in the Pottery Barn catalog that I was going to have to try to copy it! I love it! I even made a trip to Pottery Barn to check it out. It’s a little jewel…even prettier in person!
However, it looks as though I am going it alone again today since our co-host Baby Kitty seems to be busy communing with an interesting visitor at the back door! So here I go…
It was really easier than I thought…
1. I made a 12 inch square pillow out of burlap. Theirs is made of a linen-like fabric, but burlap matched their color and I already had it in my stash.
2. Next, I cut leaves out of ivory felt in three different sizes…five of each size… and pressed each one in half to give the appearance of a real poinsettia. Theirs is hand-stitched down the center, but I was hopeful that pressing the leaves would give that appearance since time is not something I have a lot of right now.
3. I pinned the largest leaves first and then hot-glued the ends at the center to the pillow.
4. Then, I pinned the layer of the middle-sized leaves and hot-glued them as well. The final layer of the smallest leaves (not pictured) was added in the same way.
Finally, I added a cluster of little jingle bells in the center, hot-gluing them one at a time.
And here it is! Miss Isabella was surprised to wake up from her nap and discover a new pillow in her chair! The pillow behind it is new as well…made from a Goodwill sweater for about $3.00.
Here’s a final look! I have added a little burlap rosette to the sweater pillow. I think I am going to enjoy this one! Stay tuned as I still have a few last-minute tricks up my sleeve!
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