Add a little ‘cozy’ with a DIY Winter Wreath Pillow
So don’t go all panicky on me.
I know it’s not quite Halloween and I’m tossing a little ‘Winter’ your way, but…hear me out.
wanted needed something to help our bedroom transition from spring/summer to fall/winter. I know some have different bedding for different seasons, but mine works all year. I do add my knit blanket
to the foot of the bed in the cooler months, but it really needed something else.
So…I came across some winter white wool felt recently and thought it’d be the perfect material for helping my room get cozier for the cooler days ahead and the idea for the DIY Winter Wreath Pillow was hatched.
And the timing was so perfect as I finished the pillow right about the time I put our big down comforter back on our bed…with nights in the low 60’s to high 50’s we’ve had the windows open at night and snuggling under that comforter when it’s chilly out…pure bliss!
This pillow really came together quickly…I cut the material out during a quick road trip up and back to visit our daughter in school (no, I wasn’t driving!)
Then I sewed on the leaves with a blanket stitch during 2 episodes of Game of Thrones.
What I used to DIY Winter Wreath Pillow (16″ diameter):
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- 1 1/2 yards wool felt
- Cording to go around the circumference of pillow
- Pillow form (mine was 16″ diameter)
- Metallic Silver DMC Thread
- Needle and Scissor
- Cardstock for leaf pattern
- Silver Beads (1/4″ diameter) that I found in the beading section of Michaels
How I made DIY Wreath White Pillow:
- Cut out your leaf shape with cardstock. My leaf pattern was 2.5″ long and 1.5″ at the widest part of the leaf.
- Cut leaves out of your felt. My 9″ diameter wreath used 50 leaves.
- Cut your fabric. If you have a round pillow, here’s how I cut my circle (I added 1″ to the diameter of the pillow, so I cut a 17″ diameter circle)
- I tied a string to a pencil and made a knot at 8.5″. I put a thumbtack in the knot.
- I placed 2 pieces of fabric over a piece of foam core, centered the fabric and pushed the pin in the middle of the fabric.
- I was then able to swing the pencil around in a circle, marking my fabric
- Once my circle was cut, I shortened the string and then drew another circle with a diameter of 9″. This is the circle that I sewed my leaves on…the ‘wreath outline’
- I cut strips of fabric on the bias for the cord, covered the cord and sewed a seam very close to the cord and then set the cord aside while I sewed the leaves on
- Using the lightly sketched ‘wreath outline’, I randomly sewed the leaves using the silver thread and the stem stitch.
- I started at the bottom and then worked my way up both sides of the wreath…at the very top, I didn’t ‘connect’ the wreath but let the leaves touch just a bit.
- I sewed a few clusters of beads and some instances just a single bead in random places around the wreath.
- Once I was done with the wreath, I sewed both sides of the pillow together with the cord between the two sides, leaving enough space for my form. Then I hand stitched the pillow closed.
This was an easy way to add a little cozy to our bedroom…so bring on the cooler weather! My DIY Winter Wreath Pillow is not specifically ‘Christmas’, so it will be much more versatile…think I’ll be keeping it on the bed until Spring.
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