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last week i bought another new magazine. i know, i have problems, but that’s not the point. so, this is the magazine a i got. 

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christmas ideas from better homes and gardens.  first, i have to tell you, if you only buy one ‘christmas magazine’ (other than FOLK, of course) then you NEED to buy this issue. 

i can’t tell you how many wonderful, new, inspired and ah-mazing ideas are packed into this magazine. seriously amazing. i restrained myself from taking pictures of every page, but i did want to share two things.

first, love this use of three cloches. 

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consider this another idea to my list of new uses for cloches.

second, this issue features the uber talented layla and kevin from the lettered cottage. i’ve always loved their house and projects. their spread in this issue is just brilliant. i’m in love with their holiday decor.

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i mean, come on! right!?

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so back to my point, when i saw the cover of the magazine, i noticed these festive appliquéd pillows and feel in love. i knew i had to make them, but i wanted to give them my own little twist.

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instead of using white fabric i wanted something a bit more colorful. the pillows will be used on some accent chairs in my dining room so i wanted them to match all the festiveness of my dining room christmas decor

i decided i’d use material from vintage sheets. i visited one of my favorite etsy shops and found exactly what i wanted.

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pretty amazing, right? the shop owner, jeni from in color order, is not only the sweetest, but she is incredibly talented. the projects she creates on her blog blow my mind. she also has the cutest bunny, george. if you haven’t been to her blog yet, stop on over and say, ‘hi’! 

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i’m hoping to have these finished up before christmas and will definitely be sharing the results. so stay tuned!

do you have any fun diy project planned for the holidays?

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  • Monica at

    I don’t have any projects planned…yet…we had thought we’d be moving around Christmas time this year, but now it’s not looking that way.

    Now I HAVE to go buy the magazine! I quickly flipped through it today while waiting/looking for my husband at Home Depot, but put it down when I saw him.

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade at

    I am hoping to make a bunch of new Christmas Pillow Covers for our house — I want them everywhere! 🙂 I love the ones on the cover of this magazine!

  • Okie Chic at

    Ohhhh I bought that same magazine!! Love It!!! Love the colors for your pillows can’t wait to see whatcha come up with.

  • slip4 at

    I also bought that magazine and have been loving it. Hoping that Barnes and Noble carries the Folk holiday issue? Can’t wait to see what your pillows look like!

  • Jeni at

    Oh, you’re sweet! So glad they got to you already! Maybe I should stop being so hard on the post office! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you make!

  • CosmoGirl Carla at

    I have been trying so hard to resist the sweet siren of all those holiday specialty issues. I already need a 12-step program for my magazine purchasing addiction. But now that you’ve gone and tempted with some of the great stuff in this issue, I’m gonna be fallin’ off the wagon next time at the market!

    Love those pillows. Can’t wait to see what you come up with using those yummy fabrics.

  • Lili at

    I just love the inspiration a great magazine can provide. Your blog is that way too Michael! ~Lili

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