Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show!


Happy Wednesday Friends! Are you a pillow person? I am for sure--whether it's a comfy stack on my bed or a new look for the sofa, I can't seem to get enough! Rather than buy new for each season, I have a thrifty way to change mine up. Join me for a fashion show of pillows!


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Save money by upcycling your pillows for the holidays instead of buying new!



After my fall home tour, I shared how to dress up bargain pillows with a little thrifted bling.  You can see those here.  Then just last week, in A Very Thrifty Christmas, I shared this holiday pillow. It's a velvet favorite in robin's egg blue that I've had several years.  Here's how I recreated it as a sparkly Christmas tree pillow: 


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com A "new" holiday pillow is created by pinning on vintage brooches and quilt yo-yos



Last month at my favorite annual craft sale, I found this pretty yo-yo piece.  Each yo-yo is crafted with metallic fabric which gives a shimmering effect, perfect for the holidays! 



Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com A "new" holiday pillow is created by pinning on vintage brooches and quilt yo-yos



Next, I rummaged through my thrifted vintage jewelry collection and found two brooches.  


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com A "new" holiday pillow is created by pinning on vintage brooches and quilt yo-yos



Here's where it gets complicated--not!  I pinned them on the pillow, then "buttoned" the yo-yos on.  There were plenty of spaces between the yo-yos to add more jewelry, should you prefer but two seemed sufficient. 


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com No sewing required--just pin on a vintage brooch and "button" on quilt yo-yos for a new look



No sewing, no glue and no expense or extra pillow to store after the holidays--I'll simply remove the yo-yo tree until my velvet pillow gets her next wardrobe change! 


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com No sewing required--just pin on a vintage brooch and "button" on quilt yo-yos for a new look



Here's a few more pillows I've dressed for the holidays:


This little mini is sporting a burlap snowflake ribbon sash...


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com No sewing required--just add burlap ribbon for a new look



...and this lumbar pillow is wearing a jeweled snowflake! 


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Use a vintage brooch to pin on a felt snowflake for a new look




The felt snowflake is pinned on with another brooch.


Recreate Your Pillows: A Holiday Fashion Show mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Use a vintage brooch to pin on a felt snowflake for a new look



Do you have any pillows that would like new clothes for Christmas?





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17 comments:

  1. Your pillows looks festive and fabulous! The yoyo one is so unique and pretty! :) ~Rhonda

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  2. You find the most awesome things! Love the yo-yos. I actually recovered some of of mine with dish towels! Three got tied onto the corners and two I made a simple slip in cover for. Easy! Great ideas for dressing up pillows for the season.
    I'm kind of still struggling with Christmas being here in just over a week. Yikes!
    :-)
    Cecilia

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  3. Great idea! I love pillows too! Can you believe how expensive they can be. I refuse to spend that much on a pillow especially a seasonal one. This is the perfect solution! Love it!

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  4. What an excellent idea, Cecilia! Those shimmery yo-yos are perfect and brooches are a genius idea! I have tons of vintage brooches...might just have to try this! I have my own holiday pillow trick post coming up later in the week! xoKathleen

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  5. I like to dress up my home for Christmas so why not my pillows! Great idea!!

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  6. I just adore those colors...so festive and unexpected. Fabulous!

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  7. Very pretty Cecilia ... great idea for dressing up your pillows for Christmas. Also, l love the large tan pillow with the tree. Have a great Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

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  8. I love your pillow makeovers and the fact that you can change them with the seasons. Very festive!

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  9. These are beautiful. What a great idea!

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  10. Hello my name is Kari and I am a pillow addict! I have been on the wagon for about 5 long years now – no more buying pillows I no longer have room for without renting a storage rental container to hold them all in. I cheat once in a while and sneak in a pillow cover because they don’t really take up any room and are not the same right? lol This wonderful idea is perfect for me to dress up what I do have without buying more! Gotta go root thru my jewelry box now – thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Hi Cecilia, I just love yo yo's. They are so fun to work with. Your pillows are lovely and very Christmasy. Have a Merry week! xx Jo

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  12. I love the lumbar pillow with the burlap...what a great idea!

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  13. So pretty!! Love this idea!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am sorry that I have not been able to stop by sooner. I had one party here in the beginning of the week and i am getting ready for another one on Sunday for 20!!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. What cute pillow ideas! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  15. I'm visiting for Kathryn's party. I love the pillows. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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  16. You are always so creative. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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