Monday, December 11, 2017

Festive Leaf and Berry Pillow

What's your favorite Christmas color scheme? I like so many, I can't settle on just one, so I use different combinations in different rooms. In the living room, where I display the tree, I go traditional with colors from the forest and nature. The kitchen, which has become the "Santa" room, is decked out in bright reds with pops of blue and other accent colors. In our very casual dining room, I decorate with cool grays, crisp white, silver, and sparkles.

This festive pillow puts a fun twist on the traditional red-and-green holiday combination. It was originally featured in a holiday issue of Craft Ideas magazine. Click here to visit the instructions page on their website. Here's a list of the materials I used: National Nonwovens WoolFelt in Magical Forest 0779, Chartreuse 0715, Spring Tickle 0728, and Red 0923; DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss in Bright Christmas Red 666, Bright Chartreuse 704, and Medium Parrot Green 906; green cotton print fabric; red baby rickrack; and a 14-inch pillow form.

I love the bold contrast between the red and the light greens--it definitely makes this pillow merry and bright. If this palette doesn't suit your holiday style, switch up the colors to create a pillow that matches your own Christmas color scheme. Happy holiday stitching!


  1. When I looked at the first picture I thought "I love that fabric". And then I realized it wasn't the fabric, it was the appliques. It looks absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!