Okay, so have I been living under a rock or what? You probably already know about this but it's all new to me. I recently stumbled across a Christmas décor accessory that I was totally enthralled with. Okay, well, enthralled might be too strong a word - but I was really happy that I stumbled across it. Anyway, I'd never seen the likes of this before and it caused me to totally experience one of those moments. You know the kind. The one where you say to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that???"
We were strolling through an awesome we-sell-everything kind of store in Sawyer, MI, looking for heirloom pumpkins (they had lots of produce as well as everything else under the sun) and I stumbled upon their "Christmas Shop" in the waaaay back of the store. I was trying to be good and not buy anything but when I saw this I stopped in my tracks. Burlap? Check. Stenciling? Check. Vintage-inspired? Check. Uh, sold!
So, pillow wraps are totally new to me. This one is made to fit a 15"x15" pillow. Lord knows I have enough of those sized pillows around the house already. I think it will look great on our famiy room sectional once I add it in with some of my other Christmas pillows. Here's what this pillow originally looked like.
I totally love my vintage grainsack pillow! But I love even better that it can pull double duty at Christmas time and serve as a Christmas pillow! Sure beats Pottery Barn's Christmas pillow prices! (I paid $14.99.)
It truly is a wrap. All you do is wrap it around your pillow and close it shut with velcro. Done.
Here's one of my vintage Santa ornaments trying to get in on the action.
Look what I found at the Dollar Store today! Just think what I could do with a little bit of burlap, some stencils and these here bells....! Anyone know how to make new jingle bells look old? I guess I'll have to work on that.
Just think of all the possibilities for these pillow wraps. Make them seasonal, as in spring or fall- themed, or holiday related, like Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving....the possibilities truly are endless. It's the most perfect idea for someone like me who is NOT a seamstress. Time to get to work!
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