Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12 Crafts of Christmas/ #5 Car And Tree Pillow

Okay, I know I've already showed you a pillow. This pillow is almost "no-sew".
You will love it.
In fact, I think some of you will be heading to Target as soon as you finish reading this post.

I had a gift card to Target.
I have a confession to make. I'm a little bit of a gift card hoarder.
I squirrel them away like nuts in a hollow oak tree.
It was time to spend.
Unless you have been in a foreign land or you are living in a cave, you have probably seen a cute trend to have trees tied to a vehicle of some sort.
This type of graphic is everywhere and I wanted a pillow with it. I could have painted something but then I'd probably be too embarrassed to display it.
This placemat appeared in my line of vision at Target.

It was 25% off.
The placemat was lined so there was no need to sew a back onto it.

A seam ripper was used to open up the bottom row of thread.

All it needed was a little stuffing and a quick whip stitch to close it back up.

Are you serious right now?
How cute is this?
Run to Target before these are gone.

It isn't Christmas without your rainboots in a display (even though it isn't raining.)

This is adorable.
Do you think?
Hello? Hello? Where are you?
Oh, you're at Target!
Come see me when you return.

The sweater pillow came from Pier 1.
You guessed it. It was another gift card.

Creating Christmas is still going on.
Stop by My Thrift Store Addiction to see a tablescape with her Jadeite and other collectables. 
Adorable. Link your collections at the end of that post.
Here is Day 1 and Day 2 in case you have missed them.
You all are the best. I appreciate each and every reader.
I'm thrilled to say that I have finally hit the million page view mark.
Please keep reading and tell your friends about my crazy blogging, decorating, collecting, and crafting life.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the season.


  1. I love this! I haven't even been to Target this Christmas season. Looks like a short trip is going to happen. I'm about 40 miles from the nearest one. Gotta go!!

  2. Congratulations on your million! Love the pillow.

  3. Love your sweet re loved pillow. Very creative and cute. Happy Holidays.
    Enjoy. This time of year just flies.

  4. Oh I love it. I never thought of a place mat! Very smart.
    This weeks Count Down to Christmas link is 'live'. Come over and link. There's a surprise there too!
    Here's the link:
    Merry Christmas!

  5. very sweet Katie. I love how you turned it into a pillow. It goes perfect with my Vintage car Tablescape. Merry Christmas.

  6. Fantastic! Need to check out placemats now, usually check out towels for making into pillow covers. I live in Canada and all our targets were removed last year.....sad face.

  7. What a great idea! So cute! Merry Christmas!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  8. That is so cute, Katie...and it really is a nice easy project! I love the tassels! You are so creative...thanks for sharing!

  9. Katie,
    I was just in Target this afternoon and walked down the placemat aisle, but did not see this one. This is such a clever project. Great job.


  10. I'm thought you added the tassel trim, but all you had to do was stuff it?! Clever, clever girl. It's adorable!

  11. So cute! The print on the placemat is adorable!

  12. What a cute cute pillow! Now ya have me wanting to run up to Target.:)