Monday, November 26, 2012

Boxwood Wreath Holiday Pillow

Last week, I participated in my first ever arts and crafts show.  Let me tell you, I was so nervous, but overall it was a positive experience.  The event was held at my aunt's workplace.  My aunt called me before the show and asked, how many pillows could I make in two weeks.  Two weeks?!  Sewing is not a quick thing, especially for me, but I worked hard and came up with a few creations.

I was inspired by the leaves in this wreath and came up with the idea for my first pillow.  

To create the wreath, I traced a large round bowl onto the fabric.  I added the leaves by pinching the ends of each felt circle and gluing them together, making sure to group the leaves tightly.  I added a tiered bow for a festive look.

This pillow was fun to make, although attaching the felt leaves can be time consuming. *To save time, you can purchase pre-cut felt circles on Etsy.  




I hope you enjoyed my pillow.  I'll be back later to show you a few more that I made! 



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Savvy Southern Style

35 comments:

Mrs. Chic said...

Its darling!! I love it :) Congrats on your 1st Craft Show - i'm sure the pillows were a hit

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

CUTE pillow!! How exciting~first craft show! I am sure anyone who saw/bought your goodies were impressed!! Hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Brandi, these are so cute! Glad you had a great time with your first craft show!

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

Adorable pillow! Love the "Handmade by Brandi" sign :)

Thanks for "checking-in" on me. <3

Kristen said...

OMG too cute! LOVE.

Kristen said...

OMG too cute! LOVE.

Karen said...

Congratulations Brandi on your first show! Your pillow is so pretty and I love your tag.

Rhissanna said...

Oh, Brandi, this is really nice! Nice for prim interiors or rustic, or modern ones, too. I can see that gluing on all those little felt circles must have taken ages!

Do we get to see any pictures of the fair? How did it go? What did you learn and would you go to another one? I'm really considering doing one, but I'm nervous, too!

Erica said...

Brandi, I love this!! So lovely and perfect for the season. I can't wait to see your other versions. Congrats on your first craft show. :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Beautiful Brandi, thanks for sharing

Being Home said...

Love it! Looking forward to seeing your other pillows. :)

I really like the label you put on it, too. ;)

Julie

Sherry said...

Brand Congrats! You did a fabulous job.

Leslie said...

Brandi... you are amazing! I really LOVE this pillow!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very cute, Brandi.

Wendy's World said...

I love it!

Kelle Dame said...

I love it!! You are so creative!! I can't even imagine attaching all of those circles....you have some patience! Hope you sold lots of pretty things!
Kelle
xoxo

Alycia Nichols said...

I couldn't have made this in 2 YEARS time, let alone 2 weeks!!! Wow! Great job!

Karen said...

Brandi, this is so pretty and creative and destined to be an heirloom! Thank you for sharing this idea and congratulations on your first craft show! xx

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Brandi, you're the pillow queen! Love that one and can't wait to see the others. Did you sell them? I'll bet they were a big hit!

Debbie

Eclectically Vintage said...

I LOVE boxwood and this is the perfect holiday pillow!
Kelly

Comeca Jones said...

total perfect and the tag is so cute!

Kim said...

Adorbs!! Thanks for sharing.
xoxo,
Kim

Decor & Harmony said...

Very festive love the bow too! Keep on crafting Brandi :)

Maria said...

Your pillow looks beautiful! I love it, you did a great job! Craft shows are a lot of fun, but they do take a lot of work! Hope it went well for you!

Darnetha said...

Love your pillow, too cute! And congrats on your 1st craft show!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Beautiful pillow and the detail in the wreath is amazing.

Kelly said...

That is very cute! I like how you added Christmas cheer to a burlap pillow. I haven't seen that done before. Love how the design pops off the pillow surface too.

Lili said...

omg so cute!

Decora Adora said...

Its darling!! I love it :) Congrats on your 1st Craft Show - i'm sure the pillows !!! You have a New follówer from Chile

Libby said...

You create the best crafts. I love the pillow, the clean lines, fabric choices, and festive look. I hope you had a blast at the craft show. Congrats!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Cute pillow! I'm your newest follower!

T'onna
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Sherry said...

What a darling pillow Brandi! I love it...it's perfect!!

Shelley said...

Nice job , Brandi !! :)

Nici Higby said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Nici

Jenny Raulli-Bloom Designs said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Thanks for linking