Remember this pile of receiving blankets from this earlier post?
After making tons of upcycled bibs for my baby, my niece Lyla, and as gifts for a few new babies over the past year, I still have a good-sized pile at my disposal. Now that the temps are cooling way down and the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I could make a Christmas-themed pillow using one of the green blankets. I used this Pinterest idea here to stencil my lettering using simple stencils and a Sharpie.
To make the pillowcase, I folded the blanket lengthwise, sewed one short edge and the long open edge together, leaving one short edge open to insert my pillow. After I put the pillow in the case, I folded the open edges inward, pinned, and sewed the folded edges together. This way made it super easy to not only make a pillowcase but to line up the stripes in the material on the long edge.
This also could be easily replicated with fleece or another blanket-type material if you don’t have a spare blanket lying around. I also plan on using this pillow for my upcoming Christmas mini sessions along with a few other PInterest-inspired things.
Be sure to check out these other DIY pillows for more inspiration:
- Simple DIY Pillowcase (upcycled swaddling blanket} (campclem.com)
- DIY Rosette Pillow (thewoodgraincottage.com)
- A Sharpie + a Pillow = Lovely Housewarming Gift (averagebutinspired.com)
- diy t-shirt pillow (daybydaymasterpiece.com)