Last week I shared with you a probably unoriginal idea of how I can get fabric for pillows to go twice as far (here). I put that technique to use again when I made two red paisley pillows from fabric (here) left over from our powder room.
I made two plain 18-inch square pillows and bought down inserts to use with them.
Thanks to using two 18-inch pieces of drop cloth for the backs, I was able to get the two pillows out of the remnant of fabric. The whole project took less than half an hour.
I paired them up with two green Pottery Barn pillows that I already had and added a brown one to keep it interesting. Now Christmas has arrived on the great room sofa. See those Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples? Aren’t they perfect for Christmas? I’m going to add some fresh greenery so they’ll have another layer.
The green pillows highlight the greens in the fabric, but when paired with blue or yellow pillows, they’ll take on a different look. They won’t speak Christmas anymore.