button snowflake pillow

Want an easy project that's way cute for Christmas? It's so easy and mindless, but it does take a while if you sew all those buttons on.  And I had to.  Because I have double trouble living in my house.  A two year old and a 15 month old that can tear down the house faster than you can blink.  
So either way, super simple project, and I LOVED the result!



I've told you before my family likes to do crafts when we get together.  Last year at Thanksgiving my mom brought this one for us to do:

 Cut some red felt, or whatever color makes your skirt fly up, to whatever size pillow you plan to make. Remember to leave a seam allowance for when you sew it together.  Place your assorted white buttons on the felt and get them on a design you like.  The great thing here is that it can be as simple or as complex as you like! 


Simply glue (with tacky glue) your buttons on your felt. glue around the edges and not the button hole if you will be sewing the buttons.




 If you are just glueing, you are almost done!  If not, sew each button on.

Then put right sides together, sew around the outside edges leaving room for your insert.  Flip right side out, stuff, hand stitch the hole.  
Or for even better storage, make an envelope back like I did and enjoy the cuteness. 



What fun Christmas crafts do you have planned? 


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18 comments:

  1. I made it on the blog. Well my shirt did!

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    1. Thanks Shannon, easy was the key thing here. And doing it while watching Jane Austen was the bomb. :)

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  3. Such a cute pillow! Looks like a fun craft time with the family.
    KC

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    1. Thanks KC! It was fun! We are already planning more crafts for this Thanksgiving. ;)

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  4. They all came out great, it's a lovely idea - crafting together (and while watching Jane Austen - wow) I just think mugs of tea are missing from the scenario and then it would be perfect! (Maybe you were worried someone would knock them over the felt so the tea was on the floor)

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    1. Lol Julia! We aren't big tea drinkers, but you're right, where was our hot chocolate? We'll have to remember that for this year's crafts. ;)

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  5. Hey Caroline! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! I love crafting with my family and these pillows are so cute! I want to make some for my couches this year and this idea might just be one of them! :)
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-1.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite. I'll link up for sure :)

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    2. Thank you for linking up to the Merriest Blog Hop! It made me smile!

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  6. So cute! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

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    1. I linked up! Thanks for the invite :)

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  7. Im not much of a sewer, but this is so cute and I think I could give it a go. I love anything to do with snow and Christmas combined :-)

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  8. This is a super cute project! I am totally in love with it. Thank you so much for sharing your snowflake pillow at my link party. Just letting you know that your project has been featured this week!

    -Amy
    http://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2013/11/get-crafty-friday-50.html

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  9. This is such a great project to do with kids! I just love it!

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