This simple DIY holiday glitter pillow is done in just minutes and makes a great update to any Christmas decor. It also makes a great gift.
Use any pre-made pillow case to add a bit of glitz and glamour to your holiday decor. Read below for the easy Christmas DIY pillow.
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Easy Holiday Decor: Glitter Pillow
Do you get together with your girl friends and drink – I mean craft? If you’re looking for an alternative to a gingerbread house decorating party, consider this quick craft that will be ready to go by the time you call your cab.
Most of the crafts I do are multistage ones because I’m often fitting them in between hugs from adorable little ones, dinner prep, and play dates. I often have to plan out craft tasks in 15-minute increments to stay organized and get them done.
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If you sew, you can make up a quick envelope or zipper-top pillowcase (home decor 100% cotton works well). Or, if you’re like me and love an inexpensive shortcut, go ahead and pick up some pre-made ones at the craft store for about $5 each. They are in the needlework and embroidery section of the craft store, next to the pre-made dinner napkins, baby bibs, and flour sack towels.
Everything is available in a craft store or Amazon (partner links included for your convenience). If you’re setting up a crafting party, this is a very cost-effective little project for everyone and let’s just face it: gingerbread houses are fun, but glitter is fun and fabulous!
Pillow Cover – I used a pre-made 16 inches x 16 inches zipper-top pillow case purchased from JoAnn’s.
Gold Glitter Fabric Paint and/or Silver Glitter Fabric Paint (on Amazon)
Paint Brushes – I used two, including a very small one for the thinner sections and for cleaning up the outlines.
How to Make a DIY Pillow for Christmas
Open Microsoft Word and choose a font and size that works with your pillowcase (mine are below). If you aren’t addicted to downloading fonts yet, let me get you hooked: it is awesome and easy. Think easy peasy, lemon squeezy kind of easy, y’all. Download font, double-click and wham-O – it’s on your computer and can be used in your computer’s programs and online editing programs like PicMonkey.
For this “joy” pillow, I used DJB Dear St. Nick Font at size 355 in Word to get the size I wanted for my 16-inch square throw pillow case. If you have a cutting machine (like a Cricut or Silhouette), you can cut a stencil.
Get Ready for Some Ridiculously Easy Crafting
Trace around each of your cut out letters very lightly with a sharp pencil. I used a mechanical pencil so it would have a very fine point.
Open the pillowcase and insert a piece of cardboard or wax paper between the front and back to protect from any paint bleed through. I like to use clips to make sure it doesn’t move, but you can choose to live dangerously.
Paint. I made sure to go over the outline a little bit so that you couldn’t see it through the glitter. The picture below is after I’d done the first coat and you can still see it.
I used two coats on everything and then went back and touched up any spot that looked less-than-glitterific. Glitterific, ya’ll. Glitterific.
Seriously easy. And seriously sparkly. I let it dry overnight and am now planning to decorate the back with a “joyeux Noel” or a “merry” in the silver glitter paint.
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