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5 Minute Christmas Pillow

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This spring I purchased outdoor wicker rockers for the front porch and new pillows. The pillows weren't exactly fall material, but with white pumpkins….they worked! There was just no way that I was going to pull off aqua and pink pillows for a traditional Christmas porch. 

I did not NEED another pillow in the house. i wan't about top invest in Christmas pillows for the porch. Pillow storage is becoming an issue. 

I decided that I'd fake a Christmas pillow and you can, too!

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Ideas for southern outdoor living! Welcome to this large front porch and backyard terrace area.

Here is my spring and summer look. Not going to work for Christmas.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

I went to Hobby Lobby and got lucky. They had their fall fabrics 40% off so I picked up 5 yards of this plaid flannel. I ended up having about 3/4 a yard leftover. I was pretty generous on the fabric per pillow so 4 yards would have been plenty. I always go with more is better when cutting fabric.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

You basically follow the steps of wrapping a gift. Safety pins are your tape!

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

I used large safety pins to grab more fabric. The Fiskars Fabric Scissors are seriously the best.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

Naturally the pinned part faces the back. Our porch chairs aren't used this time of the year so this is mainly for looks. I think they'll be fine if actually used. Not sure I'd use on a couch with heavy use, but an occasional chair would be fine.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

I actually found this piece of red fabric in my attic stashed. It was enough to cover 1 pillow. I love mixing plaids and that is what this year's Christmas porch is all about. You'll be able to see it all next week in my porch tour. 

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5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

I love how they turned out! For less that $20 I was able to completely change the porch's look and feel for the holiday.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

This is pillow is from several years back from Target.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

My porch is quite deep and protected from the weather. I would not use this flannel fabric if exposed to the elements.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

It blends great with my stag pillow I made for the porch a few years ago. You can find it HERE.

You can also find the DIY Christmas sign on my blog HERE.

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

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7 Comments

  1. Great idea. I love making my simple foldover flap pillows which require only short straight lines–well, kinda straight. None of this setting in a zipper, Velcro, or making buttonholes stuff! I have been known to use beach towels, unused afghans, and blankets for the pillow stuffings–I just have to remember (or write down) where those things have gone!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is so clever and a great way to save some bucks!! Thank you for the tip, I’m tucking this one away for safe keeping.

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