Christmas Wreath Pillow

6 Materials
2 Hours

Do you like to DIY some of your Christmas decor too?

Then now is a really good time to start

So you’ll have everything done

By the time the holidays get here!

This Christmas pillow

Is one of my favorite

Christmas decorations.

I love how it’s so simple and subtle.

And if you’ve been around here for more than a hot minute,

You know I’m all about pillows!

And what could be better than

Christmas and pillows??

So if you love pillows like I do,

You might want to whip one of these up

For a Christmas wreath pillow of your own!

Just a quick note before we get started — you don’t have to sew this. You could easily use hot glue or fabric glue to make this Christmas pillow.

Now, here’s how to make it:


Cut about 100 to 120 fabric wreath ‘leaves’

Use medium-weight cotton or linen fabric. I used leftover cotton duck from a slipcover I made. Make your leaves about 3 inches long from tip to tip. You can use one you’ve already cut as a pattern for all the rest.


Cut 2 pieces of cotton or linen fabric that measure 23 x 23 each for your pillow. (If you’re going to glue your wreath on, you can use a pre-made pillow cover.)


Draw a circle

Use a disappearing ink pen to draw a 12 - 13 inch diameter circle in the center of one of your pillow pieces. (Keep in mind, the ink will disappear in a few hours so if you’re not done by then, you’ll need to re-draw it.)


Add your ‘leaves’ to make your wreath

Using the circle as a guide, stitch your leaves onto the pillow front in rows of 3 or 4 across, curving around the circle as you go. Quick tip: to keep from having to start and stop and cut your stitches on each leaf, start stitching at the bottom of the leaf, go about 1/2 way up the middle of the leaf, then pivot and sew back to the bottom and start your next leaf at the bottom of the previous one. Repeat for each leaf.


Glue your leaves on! Quick tip: if you’re using a pre-made pillow cover, put a piece of cardboard inside the cover so you don’t glue the front to the back if glue seeps through.


Sew (or glue) several large beads to the wreath in a random pattern.

Quick tip: you could use jingle bells or colored beads for this instead!


Sew the front piece of your pillow to the back, right sides together leaving the bottom open for a pillow insert. Turn right side out, insert a pillow fill and stitched closed.


Toss your beautiful Christmas pillow on your sofa or bench or chair.

(Check out some simple Christmas decorating ideas HERE)

And enjoy!

(See how to make these wooden Christmas houses HERE)

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  • Haydee Haydee 5 days ago

    Oh gosh this is so precious and so easy I love it! I want to make one for thanksgiving so you have any ideas! Thank you I’ll try doing this one

    • Interior Redoux Interior Redoux 5 days ago

      Thanks Haydee!

      Maybe for a Thanksgiving one, use linen in a natural color or burlap?

      Let me know how it turns out!