Bring a little nature indoors this winter with a handmade felt pine cone throw pillow. Use a round, stuffed object for your base. If you can’t find a round pillow look for a stuffed toy ball. Cut ovals out of brown felt and stitch or use fabric glue to attach them in overlapping layers. Use larger ovals at the base, and smaller ovals as you get to the top of the pinecone.
Visual tension and faint contrast were added to the bed ensemble with custom-sewn pillows made from organic woven fabrics. When having custom pillows made, keep in mind that the proper insert has a huge impact on the overall look. Although more costly than polyester inserts, down-filled inserts are worth the money for their fuller effect.
Pick your favorite Christmas saying and stitch it to a pillow. You will need the following materials: fleece fabric for the front and back of your pillow (size according to an existing pillow or insert OR decide on a new measurement and buy filling too), felt for the letters, pins, scissors, computer with printer, lightweight paper (for tracing), pencil and sewing machine.
A mix of patterns brings designer flair to this bed ensemble. While layering different prints may seem intimidating, interior designers say the key to getting it right is to achieve the proper mix of scale. To keep the layered look from becoming too busy, use a mix of small-, medium- and large-scale patterns and stick with a cohesive color scheme. By keeping the colors similar yet slightly off from one another, the result is sure to be successful.