Imagine ALL your all season home decor items having the ability to magically morph into full out fall or Christmas with the snap of your fingers.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to get rid of the big boxes of Christmas we only use 1 month out of the entire year? Only to use things we use every day instead?
Yes… why yes it would.
And now with a reversible pillow concept…
I tend to bypass fall decorating. I generally go from summer to Christmas, working on the house in between.
However, desiring something fall-ish, I thought perhaps a cabin-styled pillow design that could blend into fall AND everyday would be perfect.
But then I thought ahead. Rather than dragging all the paint out again (and cleaning up the house for an additional shoot), why not do Christmas on the back side of the pillow?
Well, not only did my plan work, there’s one more clever mix to this. Both sides are really all season designs. No need to hide this pillow anytime soon! Just flip it around and get a new look.
While the design turned out pretty cute, it’s the buffalo check pattern that was the secret sauce in this one… which was done in an additional 2 minutes! Such a custom touch for so little time.
Love the oh-so-cozy look too?
Here’s how I did it. Then below, is a BIG photo shoot scroll of fall room ideas… and you guessed it, Christmas too!
Christmas in October… who knew.
What you’ll need: (contains some Amazon affiliate links)
Getaway Collection – Cabin Resort
Trees – Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa OR Winter Graphics
Tours Until Dusk – from Welcome To My Garden
White pillow covers – these are IKEA 20″ x 20″ HERE
Before stenciling your pillow cover, slip something inside it so the paint doesn’t bleed through.
1. Stencil your base design in a desired colour first.
2. Leave the stencil in place, and allow the paint to dry.
3.Once dry, stencil Buffalo Check in black over top. Remove all stencils.
See the full steps in pictures on this Canadian Flag pillow HERE
For this pillow, I used different stencils showcasing some colours patterned and some plain. It takes a little more planning, however the results are so much more custom! Just remember to tape off sections of each stencil to avoid accidentally stencilling more images than desired.
1. Stencil trees in tan first. Leave stencil in place.
2. Once dry, stencil Buffalo Check in black over top. Remove all stencils.
3. Stencil Cabin in black. Remove the stencil.
4. Stencil RESORT in Algonquin. Leave the stencil.
5. Once dry, stencil Buffalo Check in black over top. Remove all stencils.
Shown: Buffalo Check stencil with Fringe stencil, each sold separately HERE.
Goes without saying, Buffalo Check is the real star here. The pattern just adds so much more punch to any design.
Because this stencil is so detailed, READ THIS POST for tips on how to use it to achieve exceptional results. The key is a very dry-to-the-touch paint loaded stencil brush.
And now… bring on the picture firestorm!
For fall… and Christmas. Yep! Both!
Fall to me is about the warmth of cozy woods, a roaring hot fire, and fresh hot coffee.
The white, wood, metals and black really let the natural branches stand out.
I LOVED Algonquin, which is a Fusion tan resembling a darker canvas look.
A few tutorials you may remember:
Walls – are white-white right outta the can. Really.
The soil sifters are still in place, with one simple twiggy wreath.
You’d think for a decorator type I’d go a little more whole hog… but, nope. Not if I don’t have to.
Their colourful orange berry explosion provided the perfect pumpkin splash! Without spending a dime.
The white pitchers bring out the whites in the rest of the room, and add a sense of a collected theme.
Ready for Christmas? I sure am! Note how little I actually changed…
With the flick of the wrist, the pillow was turned around, a buffalo checked crate brought in, and the tree branches changed out to evergreen branches.
Guess it’s time to wrap presents… (riiiight…)
Love your Christmas outfit pillow… wish I had mine!
The Tours Until Dusk was added to this side for a touch of sign whimsy.
Does this little buffalo checked toolbox look familiar? It’s the first thing I tried the Buffalo Check stencil on!
The couple of books brought a little more colour and height to the arrangement so all the jugs staggered a bit.
And that’s a fall, Christmas AND all season wrap!
What do you think of the idea of a reversible pillow? Think you’ll try it?
And here’s the post about the interchangeable all season – Christmas TV trays.
Ho ho ho… Stick around here long enough and I’ll have you cheating with everything you make…
What do you think of the reversible pillow idea? Think you’ll try it?