A few weeks before Christmas,
an idea was hatching in my pea brain.
I was seeing all these beautiful pillows on blogs and I kept thinking...
where, oh where, will I have room to store all these seasonal or festive pillows?

And, then the epiphany!
Girl!  Use your brain!
What if I used one neutral coloured pillow and changed up the look of it
whenever I felt like it?!

Yah Baby!!
And it worked!
Valentine's Cherub
Thankyou to Graphics Fairy for this image!

Valentine Heart!

Romantic Fabric Flower!

Baby or Child's Room?
Thanks again Graphics Fairy!

And definitely, let's not forget Christmas!

This was a fun, creative project to do and the great thing is....
I finally got my sewing machine out and dusted it off, but, if you don't sew,
all you need do is go shopping for a neutral pillow and let your creativity guide
you with your glue gun.

Here's the shot of the Velcro attachment...
See how easy this is?
Space-Saving too!
Imagine only needing a wee drawer to hold your seasonal bling for pillows!
The possibilities are truly endless don't you think?
I bet you're thinking in your minds right now....hmmm...I've got an idea
for a pillow embellishment!
Do it!
I'll do a couple wee tutorials in the coming week of the how-to's on the
accessories I made here, but I'm sure you will all do just fine!
I've got to get working on more!
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23/01/2012 12:28

Brilliant idea Wendy! Storage is a problem for me and I love switching out pillows. The fabric flower is a great way to showcase a vintage brooch. Do the tutorial on the heart first, please! ~ Maureen

23/01/2012 12:33

Thanks Maureen...& thanks for previewing for me last night...I was nervous about this one...garsh! And, yes...the heart tutorial first! xo

23/01/2012 13:22

I should have a pea brain, this is a brilliant idea for sure. Your idea is the kind of idea a troll around blogs looking for. Love this and thank you for sharing your idea.

23/01/2012 13:43

Thanks so much Fran! That makes me feel very special! xo

Rukmini Roy
23/01/2012 13:45

Umm...wendy! Mind lending your pea brain to me? 'Coz I think its fantabulous. The idea is sustaining and workable. You deserve the best thoughtful, innovative DIY-ers award. LOVE the bicycle. How did you transfer the image?

23/01/2012 16:09

Splendid Blender! You are too sweet! xo

23/01/2012 15:00

Love this idea! Get it up on Etsy pronto!

23/01/2012 16:11

Alana! I don't have an Etsy shop! Hahahaha! Glad you like it though! I had so much fun making this! xo

23/01/2012 18:53

This is adorable. I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

23/01/2012 20:08

Wow! Thanks so much! I'm honoured! xo

23/01/2012 19:35


23/01/2012 20:09

Ooooh! Thanks so very much Tammi! I appreciate the comment! xo

23/01/2012 20:39

Nice one Wendy! Love them all!

23/01/2012 20:57

Wow Wendy. That is so creative! What a fantastic idea. Looking forward to your tutorial on the heart. Love love love this idea!

23/01/2012 22:12

I love this! Such a great idea! You could come up with Endless ideas for this...XO Cindy

23/01/2012 23:21

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing - visiting from the Graphics Fairy Brag Monday!

24/01/2012 04:55

Thanks everybody....I'm so happy you all like it so much! xo

24/01/2012 05:37

Can't wait to learn how to make that scrumptious red heart! I'd love to give a pillow to my daughter for her new home, and then give her another "garnish" with each holiday and her birthday.

24/01/2012 05:58

That's a great idea! Give one as a housewarming and add to it every occasion! I love it! Thanks for the great idea! xo

24/01/2012 17:33

what lovely items you shared in your post come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

25/01/2012 07:58

Brilliant, one of those "wish I had thought of that" moments, sure will make time managment easier, thanks!

25/01/2012 09:46

What a darling idea...so clever!!

25/01/2012 11:39

Thanks Angie, Celeste & Kitty for your kindness! xo

25/01/2012 12:36

This is GENIOUS! Velcro is my new best friend. I've got some pillows to revamp now. Thank you so much for linking up on make it yourself mondays at creating home! :)

26/01/2012 14:31

Hey Kim! That's what I love to hear...that someone actually wants to do my craft! Yay! xo

25/01/2012 17:46

oops..just left a comment on a different spot...not meant for comments. Anyway, Great idea! You are full of great ideas, Wendy. Thanks for inspiring us at Show & Tell.

26/01/2012 14:30

Sharon! Thanks for having the party! And the awesome comment! xo

26/01/2012 08:14

Stopped by from Transformation Thursday- what a great idea! This makes me want to get out my burlap and drop cloths and make me a pillow or two! Can't wait to dress up my pillows. I especially love the heart- adorable! :)

26/01/2012 14:32

That's what I used Tonya....drop cloth and cotton for the pillow! I just did an overlap back with velcro to close it. Easy! xo

26/01/2012 10:37

I LOVE this idea and am going to share it with all my readers via FB today. Thank you so much for linking up to Savvy HomeMade Monday!

26/01/2012 14:40

Thanks Erin! I'm going to go check that out now! Thanks for the party too! xo

26/01/2012 15:04

Now you've me laugh ard twice....the video and your most recent comment on my blog

26/01/2012 17:08

Hahaha! So we both got a laugh today! xo

26/01/2012 16:56

Oh my gosh, this is totally one of those ideas that took my breath away because it is so brilliant, and I am so mad I never thought of it! AGH! :) And I seriously love all five of your embellishments. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

26/01/2012 17:09

Every now & then....an idea comes to yah right? Thanks for losing your breathe over my posting! Hahahaha! xo

26/01/2012 21:33

What a clever idea, just changing out the "main" theme for the pillow to give it a completely new look. You outdid yourself on this one. How did you do at the Graphics Fairy. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

PS - put this on my Facebook page!

27/01/2012 05:53

Cathy...I did not do well on Graphics Fairy! I did great last week on GF with my Shrinky Dink Ring...the only thing that turned out in a project from hell! You just never know what's going to happen when you enter that link party! Hahahaha! Thanks for showing on your FB page for me! You are sweet! xo


Brilliant!!!! Bravo!!! Beautiful!!! Thank you SO much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!! <3
I have to feature this right away on my Facebook page:
OH...and pinning it, too!

27/01/2012 07:37

Thanks Christina! Wow! You are making me feel very happy! xo

27/01/2012 10:13

What a fantastic idea! I must go find a pillow now. :)

29/01/2012 09:23

Thankyou Melissa! You go find a pillow...NOW!! I'd love to see the ideas you come up with!

27/01/2012 13:42

What a brilliant idea to use Velcro to attach different embellishments for each season! I love the heart attachment!

29/01/2012 09:25

Thankyou! Can't believe I thought that up all by myself! Hahahaha! xo

27/01/2012 14:32

This is a wonderful idea! How beautiful and clever!

29/01/2012 09:26

I appreciate your awesome comment! Thanks xo

28/01/2012 20:46

Love this idea. Wonderful!

29/01/2012 09:30

Thanks Suzanne! I went & checked out your blog...fabulous! Thanks for visiting me! xo

29/01/2012 08:55

That was so clever and it looks so very cute. Thanks for joining my newbie party. PLEASE add my link or button along with the others. Thanks.

29/01/2012 09:34

Thanks Debbie for the sweet comment! xo


What a great idea! I love adding little embellishments to pillow cases and this would be so quick to do. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a wreath that I have a similar system for (different accessories clipped on for different seasons) but this pillow idea is even better. Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

Feel free to stop by and check out some of the pillows I've made.


30/01/2012 05:58

Great Idea for the wreath! Doy! Why didn't I think of THAT!!!??? I'll definitely stop by to see your pillows! Thanks, xo

29/01/2012 21:15

Best idea I've seen in ages! I'm your newest follower!

29/01/2012 23:48

Hi Wendy. Aren't you clever! I love this and featuring your clever pillow tomorrow night at Project Queen's highlights!

Thanks so much Wendy for linking up!


30/01/2012 00:10

What a clever idea!!! I would love for you to share this at my ongoing linky that's just for pillows and cushions...

30/01/2012 05:54

Thanks for linking up...

30/01/2012 09:17

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing this! I've often wondered where all these bloggers keep their themed pillows in the off season. ;)

30/01/2012 10:03

I love this idea, Wendy! I'm all about not cluttering up the house and this would be perfect for decorating for all the seasons. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance!

30/01/2012 12:09

Wendy this is a brilliant idea and so simple! I'm your newest follower.


I LOVE this idea! I'm sharing with my facebook followers. Brilliant.

01/02/2012 10:07

What an adorable idea and this solves my massive, pillow pile issue when I change for each season :-)

You are going to be a feature this week at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week. Hope that you share again and pop by to grab a featured button.

Alice Weatherbee
08/02/2012 11:09

awesome idea!

16/02/2012 13:51

wow.. This is a superb idea.. Love all the accessories you have made with the pillow.. I am featuring this tonight at friday fun party.. :)
You can grab your featured button if you like and check out other featured projects..
Have a great day!

09/10/2012 08:19

These tips and advices are really very much effective. Keep it up with sharing such useful informations with us. Thanks for the post.

23/01/2013 09:23

Love this idea! I had seen an idea from a blogger on Pinterest for a year round wreath where you can change out a band that went around a grapevine wreath. I have just started making seasonal/holiday pillows and used a simple slipcover to decorate so that the inside pillow form can be reused and the slipcover is easily stored with my decorations. I found your idea on Pinterest, by the way!

04/09/2013 03:33

Very INFORMATIVE and just FANTASTIC! I was looking for the related information. Thanks a lot it is very useful for me. Would love to read some pieces on the topic.


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