Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pearl Christmas Tree Pillow

Happy holidays everyone! 
It's that time of year again and I have been busy working on all sorts of Christmas decor. This year I wanted to cozy up my bedroom, and what better way to do that than with pillows! 

I wanted to keep the color palette of my bedroom neutral this year. Luckily, I found a gorgeous tan sweater from our local thrift store for only $1.99. It matched everything perfectly and the material was just right! With a little sewing, I fashioned it into a throw pillow.  

Here is a first look at my finished Pearl Christmas Tree Pillow. 



Once I finished up, all it needed was some embellishments. I bought pearls to make the outline of a Christmas tree. Then added a star, or in this case a sea star button, for the top. And there you go! 



Below is the before and after photo. 


I'm excited to complete the look!  My husband is upholstering a love seat for our room, it's almost done! I can't wait to share before and after pictures. Stay tuned! 



Here is what I did with the front of the sweater


Thank you for stopping by.

17 comments:

  1. You're officially brilliant. I have been obsessing over all the wonderful knit pillows on the market this time of year, but they are so pricey! I'm going to head off to the thrift store to find sweaters to do this ASAP! Thank you!! And thanks so much for linking up with Found & Foraged tonight! So nice to have you!! xo, Laura

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  2. Ha ha! Thank you so much! I'm laughing because I can't stop going to the thrift store, I keep finding amazing sweaters! Make sure you look in the men's department, they are much bigger! They are very pricey! I'm excited to link up to Found & Foraged, thank you! Now I'm looking at flannel shirts! Lol! I need to stop!!!

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  3. Genius idea! The pearls are such a unique touch and really make your pillow something special. Would you mind sharing this with my readers at my link party? www.andersonandgrant.com/2014/12/your-turn-to-shine-link-party-10.html It is a simple DIY that I think they will love!

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    1. Thank you so much Jamie! I would love to share, thank you for the invite xx

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  4. Your pillow looks beautiful, what a creative idea! I love anything with pearls, and this is such a cute idea! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Maria! I almost used crystals, which would have been lovely too, but pearls looked much more sophisticated! x

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  5. Hi there, I hopped over from Bouquet of Talent! I just love your pearly Christmas tree pillow--so lovely & clever! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! Have a great weekend xx

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  6. I love your pillow! A sweater and some pearls are always great, but in a pillow--gorgeous!

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  7. Oh, and I'm your newest follower too!

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  8. Thank you so much Robin, following you right back! I love how it turned out! Have a great Sunday xx

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  9. This is so pretty, Shirley! I've never thought to repurpose a thrift store sweater into a pillow cover, but it's such a great idea. I"m stopping by from Your Turn To Shine, thanks so much for linking up with us!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! You can't beat the price! I love to shop at thrift stores for sweaters, especially cable knit ones as they cost a fortune in the stores! Have a great day xx

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  10. Love your pillow. Can you tell me what you did at the ends of the pearls so that they don't slip off?

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    1. Hi Patty, thank you! I just tied the string they were on a few times and tested it to make sure they didn't come off, then put a little spot of hot glue to make sure!

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  11. LOVE this!! SO clever! Pinning and sharing!

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