How to make inexpensive DIY Christmas pillows – using a drop cloth and Sharpie markers. This budget-friendly holiday decorating idea is pure genius! Come learn how to make your own drop cloth pillow covers in any style.
Christmas is in the air! Many of you know what a fan I am of seasonal pillow covers. They’re a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to change out your decor with the seasons. Plus – they take up way less storage space than full pillows. I’m a huge fan of these affordable Christmas pillow covers, but today I’m giving the DIY route a try.
Using just a drop cloth and sharpie markers, you can make super inexpensive pillow covers in just about any design!
I’m doing something a little different on the blog today with this DIY- a Bloghop! Several other bloggers and I have teamed up to share with you all the best handmade holiday decor, just in time for Christmas decorating!
Scroll to the bottom of this tutorial for more handmade ideas.
- Drop cloth fabric – washed. Bleach if you like
- Sewing machine, pins, and thread
- Sharpie markers – black and red
- Straight edge
Start by sewing a simple envelope pillow cover. I just search on Youtube. There are tons of easy tutorials.
Then, add outline your red stripes. Keep the lines pretty light on this step.
Using light pressure with your marker, begin thickening and darkening the edges of your lines. Then fill in your lines at an angle. First one direction, then the other. The key here is to use gentle pressure to get even coverage.
Then I added a little text to one pillow. I designed my text in Canva, and then used a pencil to transfer the text to the fabric. You could also use a store-bought stencil or your Cricut machine if you like.
HEAT SET – If you want to keep the marker from bleeding or fading when you was the pillow covers, heat set the marker. Just iron over the design (no steam). Wash on cold water and line dry.
I think my two new DIY Christmas pillows make a perfect addition to our living room as I begin to transition the decor from fall to Christmas.
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