December is finally here, and with it comes all the enchantment and joy of the season. So, as we gather around our crafting tables to usher in the holidays, I’m thrilled to introduce this Felt Applique Holiday Tree Pillow! I just love using appliques to embellish everyday items. Indeed, they’re such an easy way to add meaningful thematic touches to your decor.
Goodies You Can't Google
You've found a member-exclusive project. But for less than the price of a fancy coffee... You'll get instant access to this and over 2,000 other premium projects inside the Lia Griffith membership!Become a Member
So, are you ready to make this Felt Applique Holiday Tree Pillow for yourself? First, download our pattern below, and then follow our step-by-step instructions to get started. While we do consider this a beginner to intermediate craft, it does require a bit of embroidery to complete. However, if you’re new to this skill or simply need a refresher, remember to explore our Embroidery 101 course.
Stitches used: whip, back, straight, detached chain stitch, and French knots.
Tip: as a finishing touch, you can use iron on interfacing on the inside to protect the threads of your project.
First, our design starts with a vinyl Christmas tree silhouette flanked by falling snowflakes. Next, for our vintage ornament appliques, we chose earthy blues, greens, and grays to add a sophisticated pop of color for a festive but natural look. Lastly, we put our pretty tree in a corresponding felt pot to make it extra cute. The result? A stunning winter wonderland ready to grace any easy chair.
Ultimately, this Felt Applique Holiday Tree Pillow is the perfect accent piece for your holiday decor. However, you may consider the joy of gifting it to a loved one, thus turning a simple decor piece into cherished memory. Without a doubt, the fun of holiday DIY isn’t just in the finished product but in the love and effort you put into every stitch.
Once you’re all finished, remember to share your Felt Applique Holiday Tree Pillow on our crafters’ community page and show off that adorable accent pillow! And, of course, share on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia – because your hard work deserves to be celebrated.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (required)
- Detail Scissors
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Iron, Ironing Board, and Presscloth
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Olive, Shady Grove, Eucalyptus, Dewy, Malachite, and White
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Dark Green Gray (3051), Green Gray (3053), Fern Green (522), Light Antique Blue (932), Blue Green (502), Very Dark Gray Green (924), and Snow White (B5200)
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Siser Easyweed ® HTV – Wonderland Pack in White
- Ivory or Off-white pillow cover – 18 x 18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099RX5CK6
- HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing — Medium
All the Goodies You Can't Google 🎁
Tired of scrolling endlessly for the perfect project? Save time, money, and Google-induced headaches with us! Our membership makes it easy to create beautifully finished crafts without needing to look all over the internet for ideas and materials or spend lots of money on individual videos and templates.Become a Member