Christmas is coming quickly and if you’re looking for an inexpensive Christmas decorating idea, then look no further than your sofa.
Your poor sofa gets a pretty good workout over the holiday season when you flop in it at the end of a hard day shopping. So why not give it a little Christmas makeover and swap over your cushions to reflect the holiday season. A DIY Christmas cushion cover can be tailored to your own colour scheme and in your own style so it will be utterly unique.
Let’s face it, decorating your home at Christmas can be really expensive. I personally think that money should go on something more meaningful. Like a full body massage……… Seriously, I enjoy making a different Christmas craft each year to decorate my home, and love finding a good bargain or thrifty way to get creative.
I’ve written before on how to make cushion covers using the pillow method here. This year, I’m making hessian cushion covers using some end-of-season bargains I scored in January. These were large hessian sacks I found in the cheapy store for only $5 each. After Christmas is definitely the best time to find amazing bargains for the next season.
Note, hessian can be tricky to use and sew on, so I naturally opted for a super easy cheat that requires no machine sewing at all.
As these were huge sacks, I was able to make 2 cushions per sack – love this!!
I simply cut the sacks in half. Honestly, I was not fussed with cutting through the graphics as this added to my rustic theme and overall look of the cushions. If you wanted to keep the graphic, then you may only get one cushion per sack depending on the design, which would work as well.
Using a large needle and some wool or yarn, roughly hand sew the openings closed leaving one end open on each piece to insert the filling. This could be an old cushion insert, some hobby-fill (stuffing) or old rags/clothing. Then hand sew the final opening closed in any stitch you like. I opted for a simple blanket stitch as it looked nice and rustic in a contrasting colour to the hessian.
And that’s it – 4 cushions made in a little under half an hour. It really was incredibly easy, and definitely quicker than going to the shops and trudging around dozens of stores trying to find something perfect for under $20. Why not give this super easy DIY project a go this weekend?
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