Have you ever been fascinated by the boho pillows all around? Well, I have been so. I have been wanting to learn the technique to make those awesome pillow covers.
So, after a few trials and errors, I have come up with a simple DIY technique that can transform simple pillow covers, quilts, or blankets into awesome-looking pieces.
This is a simple DIY technique using knitting yarn. All you need to do is wrap the yarn around a dowel or a popsicle stick, glue it and cut it open to make different designs on your pillows.
So follow me as I take you through the interesting and different techniques of yarn work on a plain pillow to transform it into awesome boho-style Christmas pillows!
You can use a plain store-bought pillow cover or sew your own, referring to the tutorial here.
Red, green, and brown knitting or crochet yarn.
Hot- glue gun.
Yarn trees template. *Enter your e-mail address and click on the subscribe button below to download the template.
First, we draw the line for the pillow border.
1/2- inch from the edge, draw straight lines all around.
Take the green yarn and hot glue its tip on the wooden dowel Wrap the yarn around the dowel for about 10 to 12 inches long. Glue the other end and cut the yarn off. **The yarn should be wrapped not too tight or loose. You should be able to pull out the dowel from the inside of the yarn.
Apply glue along the entire length of the yarn wrap and glue it along the border line of the pillow cover, starting from one corner.
Gently pull the dowel out, keeping the yarn intact. Cut open the yarn, using your scissors.
This is how it would look like.
Continue to glue the yarn all around, till the border line is covered.
Next, we do the yarn trees.
Cut the given template for the trees and place it centered along the pillow cover. Transfer the drawing to the pillow cover.
Let’s first start making the center tree. For that, we take the red yarn.
Wrap the red yarn around the dowel, keeping the length of the wound yarn to match the base of the tree. Apply glue along the yarn and place it along the tree base.
Pull out the dowel gently and cut the yarn open.
Keep wrapping the red yarn around the dowel and complete the tree. ** Note that the length of the yarn wound around the dowel keeps steadily decreasing as we go up the tree.
Next, take the green yarn and start making the tree on the side.
Continue winding and gluing the yarn till the tree is complete.
Similarly, complete the tree on the other side, using green yarn.
Similarly, take the brown yarn and start making the trunk of the trees.