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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Burlap Pillow

Christmas is around the corner! Are you ready? I am not and I have a feeling I won't be as on top of it as I usually am.  I am still trying to keep it simple but when you have a blog you want to keep things fresh too and have projects to show.

Last Christmas I got some great Chocolate covered pretzels from Crate and Barrel. The box was a beautiful laser cut bunch of snowflakes. I loved the box so much I kept it.

Yes, once again I prove I can be a junk collector or in this case trash!

But look at it.... wouldn't you?  Ok don't answer that.

I loved the pretzels....this was a gift that kept on giving. I could reuse it over and over.
I had some leftover burlap and I made a pillowslip. Filled it with a feather insert but it was very plain. It needed a design.

Since I decided on a simple Christmas palette I thought this worked well.

I got some white paint and stenciled the pattern on the pillow and used some letter stencils to write some words.

I love it on the chair near the tree. It is great to find something you can use to create with. I am keeping the pretzel box top. You never know what else will come up in my head. I always said I think outside the box or in this case WITH the box!

Ready for some hot cocoa and....pretzels!


miss flibbertigibbet said...

Great wisdom can go unrecognized. But not by me! Good call saving the box....did you make a copy of the design on your printer first? LOL

Roisin said...

The pillow is probably one of the neatest things I've seen an a blog in a long, long time: I really love it. It is interesting and unusual--so unique. And I love that you came up with such a clever way to reuse something kpretty to make something else pretty. Kudos to you!