I thought for about 2 minutes about cutting out a billion little felt leaves and hand stitching them on but then I remembered I am not an idiot and didn't want to spend 5 hours doing that. *** Note to my sensitive readers- I don't think you are an idiot if you choose to go that route. I'm a very impatient person and I would likely end up pulling my hair out and throwing a tantrum if I started a tedious project like this, so I personally would have been an idiot if I made that choice. If you're patient enough to handle that kind of a project, my hat goes off to you. :) ***SOOOOO here's what I came up with instead to add a little flair and joy of my own.
Turned out pretty cute, right? Best part about it? My version cost about 1/10 of the PB price.
Here's what I did:
Following the same steps I shared with you in a previous post HERE, I quickly stitched an envelope pillow case out of bleached drop cloth, then using a cricuit machine, I cut out the word "joy" on freezer paper and spray painted the stencil onto my pillow using a metallic silver paint (I prefer Rustoleum).
Last, but not least I picked up this darling rosette lace at Joann for about $5/ yard (cheaper with their 40% or 50% off coupon) and placed the lace where I wanted it creating a wreath and securing it in place with pins. Then, I hand stitched from the back side between every rosette to secure the lace in place, and viola! After about 30 min total, my pillow was finished and darling.
Here she is in me living room. I love Christmas decor that is subtle and still festive without red and green screaming in your face.
I also made these holiday pillows for the seasonal front porch bench.
Last but not least, I have to give a shout out to my new friend Ashley. She is a new reader who is also the lucky new owner of my latest Chevron chair. I got to meet her in person last night and she was adorning me with compliments and praise left and right. I didn't feel at all worthy for it, but she made me remember why I blog. Thank you Ashley and all who continue to read and support this silly passion of mine.