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Friday, December 4, 2015

Adding Glam to your Pillows for the Holidays

  Who has room to store a bunch of Christmas pillows...I know that I don't.      So,  I wanted to share how I turn my everyday pillows into holiday pillows by just adding a little "glam"

I started  with a ruffled pillow .    Any pillow will work....square,  plain, whatever you have....

My pillow was not expensive....12.99 at Burlington.   I have also seen similar pillows at Ross and Home Goods

I tied a 4" wide piece of lace ....about 4 yards long around my pillow.......

Make a bow......

Pick up your ribbon tails and tie another bow....right on top of the first bow     Pick up you ribbon tails and tie a third bow....right on top of the second bow.   You're done!  
   Tip.....wired ribbon does not work well....use very soft lace or satin or even cotton.

Attach a pretty brooch to the last knot....

All done in less that 10 minutes....or as fast as you can tie three bows and pin on a!
These big bows are pretty on a package or a wreath. or even on your babies head...have you seen some of those bows on these cute babies!   They need a neck brace just to hold their little head!

I did my tutorial in the kitchen because it's still dark outside  (6:00 am)  and the lighting is good in here.    I'm also working on fresh greenery and poinsettia bouquets today.

Don't have time to tie three bows.......just pin a pretty Santa head on your pillow!    

I think I'm gong to put these pillows on the bed in the master bedroom when I add a few Christmas touches in there.    Not today though......I have a sick 8 year old grand daughter that just threw up in that bed!    That's what "real life" is here at our's not always a pretty!


  1. Wow ! I love them. You sure have some pretty things. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Ohh..they are gorgeous! They are very romantic and elegant.

  3. The pillows are to die for! Love your romantic decor!

  4. Really nice pillow enhancements! Hope your little grand is feeling better! Cindy xo

  5. Oh my gosh, Penny!! frilly to the max and adorable!!

  6. Good Morning Penny
    So Gorgeous and so darn creative!!!!****
    have a great weekend Penny

  7. Penny,
    I just did something similar with the pillows that I use in the Living ROom. I had them wrapped like presents but replaced the pointsettia that I had in the center for several years with a silk scarf and added Christmas pins .....
    Very pretty and they are so you!!!

  8. This is such a neat idea! Love how it turned out!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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