DIY Winter Wreath Pillow adds a little 'cozy' for the cooler months.

Add a little ‘cozy’ with a DIY Winter Wreath Pillow

So don’t go all panicky on me.

I know it’s not quite Halloween and I’m tossing a little ‘Winter’ your way, but…hear me out.

wanted needed something to help our bedroom transition from spring/summer to fall/winter. I know some have different bedding for different seasons, but mine works all year. I do add my knit blanket

to the foot of the bed in the cooler months, but it really needed something else.DIY Winter Wreath Pillow

So…I came across some winter white wool felt recently and thought it’d be the perfect material for helping my room get cozier for the cooler days ahead and the idea for the DIY Winter Wreath Pillow was hatched.

And the timing was so perfect as I finished the pillow right about the time I put our big down comforter back on our bed…with nights in the low 60’s to high 50’s we’ve had the windows open at night and snuggling under that comforter when it’s chilly out…pure bliss!

This pillow really came together quickly…I cut the material out during a quick roadtrip up and back to visit our daughter in school (no, I wasn’t driving!)

Then I sewed on the leaves with a blanket stitch during 2 episodes of Game of Thrones.

What I used to DIY Winter Wreath Pillow (16″ diameter):

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How I made DIY Wreath White Pillow:

  • Cut out your leaf shape with cardstock. My leaf pattern was 2.5″ long and 1.5″ at the widest part of the leaf.
  • Cut leaves out of your felt. My 9″ diameter wreath used 50 leaves.
  • Cut your fabric.  If you have a round pillow, here’s how I cut my circle (I added 1″ to the diameter of the pillow, so I cut a 17″ diameter circle)
    • I tied a string to a pencil and made a knot at 8.5″. I put a thumbtack in the knot.
    • I placed 2 pieces fabric over a piece of foam core, centered the fabric and pushed the pin in the middle of the fabric.
    • I was then able to swing the pencil around in a circle, marking my fabricCutting Fabric in Circle for DIY Winter Wreath Pillow
  • Once my circle was cut, I shortened the string and then drew another circle with a diameter of 9″. This is the circle that I sewed my leaves on…the ‘wreath outline’
  • I cut strips of fabric on the bias for the cord, covered the cord and sewed a seam very close to the cord and then set the cord aside while I sewed the leaves on
  • Using the lightly sketched ‘wreath outline’, I randomly sewed the leaves using the silver thread and the stem stitch.Closeup of leaves of Winter Wreath Pillow
  • I started at the bottom and then worked my way up both sides of the wreath…at the very top I didn’t ‘connect’ the wreath but let the leaves touch just a bit.
  • I sewed a few clusters of beads and some instances just a single bead in random places around the wreath.
  • Once I was done with the wreath, I sewed both sides of the pillow together with the cord between the two sides, leaving enough space for my form. Then I hand stitched the pillow closed.Sewing cord on DIY Winter Wreath Pillow

This was an easy way to add a little cozy to our bedroom…so bring on the cooler weather! My DIY Winter Wreath Pillow is not specifically ‘Christmas’, so it will be much more versatile…think I’ll be keeping it on the bed until Spring. DIY Winter Wreath Pillow made with wool felt, silver metallic thread and silver beads

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An easy DIY Winter Wreath Pillow made with wool felt and silver metallic thread and silver beads. Adds a little 'cozy' for the cooler winter months.

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11 Comments

  1. S. Aubertin

    October 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This is such a nice pillow idea and I love that is for all of the wintery season. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 5, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Oh you are so very welcome! I am happy that I can use it for several good, chilly months! And it really does add just a bit of warmth and cozy to my room. Thanks so much for taking a minute to leave your kind comment.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  2. Carol

    October 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Very beautiful pillow, Lynn! I can’t believe all the details with the leaves, great work! Hugs!

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Hey CArol…it was so very easy…truly. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

      Reply
  3. Jennifer

    October 9, 2017 at 10:32 am

    What a pillow. Very elegant. I’m inspired. Thank you.

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Aw thanks friend.

      It was really so very easy to make…I do love a quick project. And one that can be done in the car or in front of a good movie!

      Thanks for popping in with your kind comments.

      Wishing you a lovely day.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  4. Stacey

    October 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    This is so pretty, Lynn!! I might have to try this.

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 12, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Hey there friend!

      It was such an easy pillow to make…my kind of project. And I do like the touch of winter it adds to our bedroom…normally it looks so ‘spring-y’ and I wanted something a little cozier.

      Thanks for swinging by and wishing you a fantastic day.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  5. Mary

    October 9, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Such an elegant pillow Lynn! I think the bead details make it look even more regal!

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks my friend! A really easy and inexpensive project with the wool felt…I do love the silver thread and the silver beads…you are right…that’s what sets it apart.

      Hope you are enjoying a lovely day today.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  6. Ilka

    October 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    This pillow turned out absolutely beautiful Lynn! The winter wreath inside this pillow is such a pretty and neat design!
    A Timeless Winter Beauty!!

    Reply

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