I had this vision of what I wish my living room to look like this Christmas…
I can’t wait to share the inspiration picture with you! However I think I’ll honour that on the day I’ve hopefully done it some justice…
I even had it all planned right down to the throw pillows.
So when it came time to finally make two of the pillows I imagined in my head, I ran downstairs for my red pillow cases… with none to be found.
Where did they go?! I could have sworn… but I found my stash with every colour but red.
RIGHT. Ikea WAS out of red that day. I had forgotten! So when I walked back upstairs again to mull over plan B… it took about 30 seconds to decide possibly an even better outcome!
Ikea 20″ feather pillow inserts
Stencils – Plaid Shirt and Merry Christmas from HERE
Red, white and black it is!
Merry Christmas is one of our new Christmas stencil designs. It was actually designed to be bold enough to work on top of buffalo check and to fit on 20″ throw pillows!
But wow do I ever love the white on black. It just makes those graphics pop.
With emphasis on red decorations on the trees… I thought it turned out so cute!
See those little Christmas lights?
This stencil comes with a string of mini Christmas lights off to the side so the trees can be decorated. Fun!
As for the dots and stripes…
Mini Christmas Patterns is another new stencil kit, consisting of 4 compact patterns designed to use for small projects.
And they were perfect for those little trees, were they not?
So with Merry Christmas done, I desired a coordinating pillow to go with it…
… and the ash and red plaid won!
Stencil: Plaid Shirt from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE
Paint: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Ash and Fort York Red
It turned out fantastic! I love being the decorator of my own throw pillows so this one makes that easy.
Learn how to stencil with Plaid Shirt HERE
Learn how to stencil on pillows HERE
While I’ve already blogged about how to stencil on pillows and plaid, what I haven’t shown was a video yet. This makes it easy for more visual learning…
Click the video above to learn how to stencil in plaid.
Music: A New Beginning by www.bensound.com
And of course, before the paint was even dry, I ran the pillows upstairs to try out my new toys!
I think these red, white and black coordinating pillows are a mighty fine start to this Christmas living room!
Now, onto the rest of that dreamy vision…
Are you designing any festive pillows this Christmas?
Here’s some past pillows: