With Christmas decorations put away until next season my living room feels a little bare. I was able to leave most of my mantle up, it has a winter feel more than Christmas, but I wanted to add a cozy little touch to that corner. So I whipped up an easy no sew winter pillow.
I started with a pillow cover from Hobby Lobby. Their selection is unbeatable for the price. Typically around $5 each, I can have a couple new covers for each season.
I also picked up some white felt and Heat n Bond Ultra.
To put this pillow together my initial thought was to cut a snowflake using my Silhouette. This is a great tutorial from Cutsy Crafts on Cutting Felt with a Silhouette. However, the felt I had was a little too fluffy for this technique so I opted for something a little different.
I started with a snowflake from Picmonkey. I opened up a Design space and added a snowflake. I saved the image then opened it up in my Silhouette software. I traced the snowflake then cut it out of cardstock. This is a technique you want to get comfortable with if you have a Silhouette. You can trace and cut just about anything!
To prep the felt I cut a piece of Heat n Bond Ultra the size of the felt and ironed the shiny side to the felt. Heat n Bond allows me to iron on the snowflake without sewing it!
Then I traced the snowflake onto the paper side of the felt and cut out the shape.
To adhere the felt to the pillow cover I pulled off the paper, centered it, and pressed a hot iron on for 30 seconds. Any longer and I would risk melting the felt.
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