Easy Snowflake Winter Pillows

Easy Snowflake Pillows by Sweet Pea

 

My winter mantel with its glittery snowflake wreath have brightened our living room for January.  I made two easy snowflake pillows to complete the look.

Snowflake Pillows

 

This project started with two $1.99 placemats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Red Snowflake Placemat

 

I thought that this would be a super simple project and believed  that I could cover the red placemat with a few coats of white spray paint.  After four coats of spray paint, I realized that spray paint was not going to work because the felt absorbed too much of the paint.

On to plan B!  I applied four coats of interior latex paint in white to the placemats and finally had the white look I wanted.  I then sprayed the paint with spray adhesive and sprinkled on white glitter.  After it dried, I was ready to make the pillows.

Painting and Glittering Snowflakes

 

I made two envelope pillow covers out of a blue print fabric that had a winter look following the steps shown in my fall pillows post.

After the pillow covers were made, I tacked the snowflake placemat to the pillow cover in several places.

Sewing Snowflake to Pillow

 

You can’t see the stitches unless you look very closely.

Sewing Snowflake to Pillow Stitches

 

I really like making covers for my pillows so that I can reuse the pillow form for a different look.  The pillow covers are easy to store.

Snowflake Pillow

 

If you look out the windows you can see that there’s snow on the ground, our first for 2013.

Snowflake Pillows in Living Room

 

The light is best in my living room in the morning.  I took these photos Friday morning when I had the day off from school.

Snowflake Pillows in Living Room2SnowflakePillow

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Comments

  1. Cute idea! Love that blue!!

  2. Love your pillows and the blue adds such a winter touch with those bright white snowflakes. Your room looks so nice!!!
    Happy Monday…
    Cindy

  3. These are so cute! I love this wintery look! I also love the wreath above the hearth! Such a nice room! =D Have a great day and thanks for posting!

  4. What a great idea — they are very cute!

  5. Great idea – the best use for a placemat I’ve ever seen!
    Kelly

  6. These would look great with my winter mantel! Beautiful!

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