Since I finished my fall wreath, my new “kitchen project”–as in leaving the materials out on the kitchen island to work on in spare moments–is to make enough mini-pillow ornaments to decorate a small Christmas tree. I started on these last fall but only ended up finishing five. First, I cut all my Christmas remnants into 4-inch squares to mix and match for fronts and backs. I always add a bit of embroidery a-la-mode to the front, along with buttons or jingle bells here and there. Then I stitch and stuff just as I would a regular pillow but add a ribbon for hanging before sewing. I love how festive they look, and they make a great road-trip project, too. I’ll post my decorated tree when they’re all done! ♥
Oooh! I’m pinning this one. These couldn’t be cuter.
Thank you! I love that I can take the little squares and some embroidery things in the car and “work” (well, really play!) with them there. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
How cute !! I can’t wait to see them on a tree
I know! Christmas is right around the corner, isn’t it! 🙂
ohhh so cute!
I want them!!!
Thank you! I’ll make you one! 🙂
these are adorable!
Thank you, Jennie! 🙂 I’m having fun making them! 🙂
I love those and have lots of Christmas fabric in storage to use. Soft ornaments are especially good when you have small children around the tree or pets. I always had the soft ornaments on the lower shelves so the little ones could touch or the animals could sit under without fear of being hurt. I’ll try a few when I get moved in and my sewing room set up again. They make me smile and inspire me. Thank you.
You’re very welcome! And that’s a great point about small children and pets! It would be fun to use these for a little tree in a child’s playroom so he/she could decorate, undecorate, and redecorate it every day! 🙂 I’ll look forward to seeing your ornaments when you get time to try some! 🙂
Last year I made a dozen stuffed ornamental birds for decorating. Took forever! I love the mini-pillows 🙂
Do you have a photo of them on your blog? I’d LOVE to see them! I’ve started collecting bird projects to do someday! 🙂
Really sweet. Have you tried other shapes?
No . . . but that’s a great idea! 🙂
Ohhhhh! They are just so cute. One great idea to use up scraps. Got to add them to my to do list. Goshhh! My list is getting bigger and bigger. 🙂
I know what you mean!!! Not enough hours in the day to do the fun stuff. 🙂
So neat…love the jingle bell ones…~mkg
Those are my favorite, too! 🙂
Great idea – I’ve been making pincushions out of leftover squares from quilting projects, but this would also be a good way to use them up. Look forward to seeing the decorated tree! =D
Thank you! Hopefully I WILL finish this project this time around! 🙂
Those pillows are sooooo cute!!
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂
omg, it was 106 today. this gives me hope! plus they are cute 😉
Hang in there! We’re having a lovely autumn day here in Kansas USA! 🙂
What a delightful project. You always find cool ways to use your stash! And a-la-mode too.
Thank you! They’re definitely cheery to work on! 🙂
Those are so cute! Will definitely have to share with my sister! She would love these!!
Thank you! It’s fun making them up as I go along! 🙂
Great idea, they’re really cute.
Thank you, Clever Blonde! 🙂
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Thank you, Lisa! that is so sweet if you! Hope you’re having a GREAT weekend! 🙂 Best, Katherine
A few years ago I made sets of pillow ornaments with cross stitch patterns of Santa Clauses, the kids love them. I might try these too to add to a few spots around my home this holiday.
Those sound so cute! Maybe you can post pics sometime! 🙂
I will, thanks
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I just found a link you will LOVE … and I know you will a-la-mode it even more. http://thesewingloftblog.com/2011/09/07/taming-the-scrap-basket/
Wow, thank you, Liz! That really looks fun, and I’ll definitely explore this lovely blog! 🙂
Love the mini pillows, really nice!
Thank you! I’m having so much fun working on them! I made a few while traveling over the weekend . . .a perfect car activity! 🙂
I love these, they’re fantastic! I esp. loves the ones with the bells on the outside, what a great idea.
Thank you! Those are my favorite, too! 🙂
Those are cute, what a nice idea for a home made tree decorations.
Thank you! I may end up putting them on a BIG tree since I can’t seem to stop making them! 🙂
This is exactly what I needed to see. I picked up a bunch of scrap Xmas fabric last year. I’ve been planning to make some into reusable gift tags, but this ornament idea is great too!
Yay! I can’t wait to see your ornaments! They’re really fun because you can make them up as you go along. 🙂
These are absolutely adorable! A Christmas must have! Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome, Janet! I’ve made a dozen or so more since then . . . I should probably get out that “small” tree and see if they all fit! 🙂
These are so adorable!
Thank you! I think I might need to STOP making them, as they may already cover more than a “small” tree! 🙂
Haha! Then I guess you’ll just need extra small trees all over the place 🙂
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