I believe in decorating your home for the holidays on a budget. There’s no need to spend lots of money on home decor. Not when you can combine a trip to the dollar store with some creativity. You’ll be left with a thrifty statement piece that’s one-of-a-kind.
I made a dollar store holiday pillow cover for…you guessed it…just a few dollars! I already had the felt and pillow form at home so my only purchase for my pillow cover was the $1 felt snowflake. I found it at my local Dollar Tree. They had other holiday themed appliques to choose from, but I liked the way this white snowflake popped out against the green felt. It took me less than 30 minutes to make this pillow from start to finish. Want to make one, too? Perfect! Let me show you how to make the easiest dollar store holiday pillow cover.
Materials needed to make a Dollar Store Holiday Pillow Cover:
- 20 inch pillow form
- Felt material to make pillow cover
- Felt applique from the dollar store (I used a snowflake!)
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
First we need to cut the felt panels for the pillow cover. You will need one piece of felt 21 inches ×21 inches for the front of the pillow. You will also need two pieces of felt cut 21 inches by 13.5 inches for the back panels. They will overlap in the back to create the envelope cover.
Position the felt applique on the front piece of felt and pin into place. Use coordinating thread to sew the felt applique to the larger piece of felt fabric.
Line up the fabric with right sides facing so that one back panel is square with the left side of the front panel, and the other back panel is square with the right side of the front panel. This will make the two back panels overlap to create the envelope like in the picture above. Secure with pins then sew around the edges of the entire pillow. Turn right side out and your dollar store holiday pillow cover is complete.
Slip in the pillow form and admire your new holiday pillow. Did you know it was going to be that easy to make???
Mine looks perfect on my guest room daybed. I usually keep it neutral in here, but I couldn’t resist adding some color for the holiday season. If you ask me, it’s not Christmas unless you have a little red and green on display!