I bought a couple XXL mens shirts in flannel Christmas plaid, and another awesome plaid that was greenish. I cut them into squares the size of the pillow I was going to use.
Next step was ironing something I never do.
It was then time to pin it around the square reverse side up.
I dug out the sewing machine and started to sew around the square. I did this with the reverse side facing me. It was an easy job because the shirt had buttons down the front of it that I would be able to unbutton and put it right side out. That part of it is awesome because it makes it easy to wash them when you need to. I plan on keeping these babies out after Christmas.
I loved them so much I ending up making two more. I love them.
The shirts also had a pocket so you can hold your remote or phone if need be.
So then I had extra fabric from the shirts that I was not going to waste. I decided to dress up my horse in the dining room first. He looked like he needed a scarf.
Then I made some garland for the stairwell. I pretty much used as much from the sleeves of the shirt that I could, along with anything else I had left.
I sewed the arms together to make this look.
I bought old leather belts from Goodwill to hold it all up.
I love the rustic feel it gives. The shirts were $11.00 with coupon at JCP. In total it cost about $47.00. I love it! Oh and I also dressed up a Christmas wreath I got at Lowes on black friday for $5.00. I used a belt as well.
Needless to say I love it all! Making this stuff was the way to go!