I have had this adorable denim in my stash for quite awhile. I love the satin ribbon on it. I found two pillows that were in the extra bedding box and measured them, adding 1-2" for seams, and cut the front and back panels of denim.
The shabby trees and stars were inspired by Lollychops recent scrappy projects. I found coordinating reds and yellows, stacked about 8 layers of fabric, then cut out the shapes. After scrunching them up, I pinned them in place and stitched up the middle. They will get more shabby with time since the edges are unfinished.
To finish the pillows, I stitched JOY on the small one and PEACE on the large one in red floss. You have to zoom in to really see the stitching, but I'm pleased with it. I'm a total novice at hand embroidery, but just stitched away! Voila! In the time it took to watch a movie with the kids, I made two adorable holiday pillows.
If you love them, the JOY pillow is for sale in my Etsy shop :)