This time of year has my creative juices flowing! I feel like I will continue to decorate and craft stuff until Christmas eve ~ You can never have too many decorations!
I had some leftover fabric from my Burlap Tree Skirt, so I decided to make decorative Christmas pillows! When I say decorative, that means these pillows serve no other purpose than to look cute!
To start: I went into Microsoft Word and typed up the phrase I wanted to stencil onto my pillows. I used the "Stencil" font in a size 120. I printed it out onto Letter sized paper. Then I covered the entire page in packing tape to make it more sturdy.
Using an Exacto knife, I cut out each letter. This was incredibly time consuming! So turn on a Christmas movie because you'll be here for awhile!
Once the stencil was ready to go, I began on the burlap. I cut the red burlap into 11 x 13 inch rectangles. I then folded over all the edges (about 1/2 inch).
(sorry for the bad pictures ~ but we have zero over head lighting in our living room)
Once the rectangles were cut out, I stenciled on my Christmas phrase.
I used a black fabric paint from Michael's.
I used a cream burlap ruffle for one of the pillows and a lime green ruffle for the others. I love how they turned out!
Merry Christmas Y'all!