16 DIY Christmas Pillow Ideas

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Make some pretty Christmas decorations with these DIY Christmas pillow ideas! These are all ideas that you can sew, quilt, or upcycle.

One thing I love about holidays is decorating with handmade decor. I love make decorations that mean something to me and my family. Choosing the colors, size, and usibility means it’s perfect for our home.

I put together a big list of DIY Christmas pillow ideas so you can get inspired to make your own! Some of these are made from fabric yardage and some of these are upcycled from placemats or sweaters. Some of these are simple with straight lines and some of these are quilted. Which one is your favorite?

16 DIY Christmas Pillow Ideas

Do you love to sew for Christmas? Try some of these fun sewing projects:

diy christmas sweater pillow

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

DIY Christmas Pillow Ideas

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How to Make an Advent Pillow

Learn the easy way to make Advent pillow to count down the days until the holidays! It’s a simple pillow cover with ribbon numbered pockets!

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DIY Christmas Sweater Pillow

Turn an ugly Christmas sweater into a DIY Christmas sweater pillow for fun holiday decor! This upcycle is a great beginner sewing project!

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

Learn how to make DIY Christmas pillow covers perfect for Christmas decorating. With two fat quarters you can make your own envelope pillow.

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How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Learn how to make an easy envelope pillow cover that makes the perfect throw pillow. Add a flange or not to this beginner sewing project.

Make A Christmas Tree Pillow From A Sweater

Upcycle a boring green sweater into a cute and cuddly Christmas tree pillow. I just love those colorful pompom ornaments!

Turn a T-Shirt into a Christmas Pillow

Learn the easy way to turn a t-shirt into a pillow with this upcycle sewing project. Any t-shirt can make a great pillow!

Interactive Gingerbread House Pillow

This interactive gingerbread house pillow is so fun for kids and adults to play with during the holiday season. My kids love making a new design with the candies! It is like a new holiday decoration each day.

DIY Rae Dunn Christmas Inspired Pillows

Make your own cheap DIY Rae Dunn Christmas inspired pillows with a free SVG cut file and step by step directions on how to make a super easy pillow cover!

Christmas Tree Pillow Pattern

Make a cute Christmas tree pillow for decorating with a free pillow sewing pattern. You could choose really fun fabric prints to go with your decor!

Christmas Pillow Slipcover

Make a simple pillow cover with Christmas fabric. This is perfect for folding up and mailing!

DIY Christmas Pillows from a Canvas Gift Bag

Turn pretty canvas gift bags into delightful Christmas pillows. I love the prints on the front of the pillows!

Plaid Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

This envelope pillow cover tutorial is perfect to add some seasonal color to your living space without breaking the bank. Plaid is always perfect in the winter.

Quilted Christmas Wreath Pillow Cover Tutorial

Make a beautiful quilted Christmas tree wreath design for your pillow cover. I love the wreath look and all the stitching!

DIY Christmas Pom Pom Pillow

Turn placemats into a fancy Christmas pom pom pillow. I love the impact that the pompoms make!

How to make a DIY Christmas pillow

Use fabric scraps in combination with applique to make a fun and quick DIY Christmas pillow!

Easy DIY Christmas Pillows

Make these cute mitten Christmas pillows for a simple but easy decoration. They could be put out for multiple months every winter!

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. It really helps me a lot. i would love to try this in christmas keep posting such amazing ideas