A couple of weeks ago I came across a cute Christmas pillow with the word "JOY" in felt sewn on the front. It was so adorable. I didn't even look at the price because I knew it was way more than I would want to spend! While I was drooling over the pillow, my mother-in-law asked if I thought I could do something similar. Well, I really wasn't thinking about that, but I thought how hard can it be? So, I scooted on over to TJ Max and found this cute place mat. And it was only $1.99! How could I not buy it for that price?!?
This would be super cute on the table, but even cuter as a pillow! I happened to have some red felt (only because I went to Hobby Lobby with this project in mind!). After tracing out the word "joy" I appliqued it onto the front and stitched it down. I added some stuffing and sewed her up. I think she's quite pretty. Looking back, I kind of wish I had made the letters a little bigger, but overall I am pleased with how it turned out. And all for less than $5!!! And I bought two place mats so I need to get to work on the second one!!!
I love it and can't wait for the Christmas holidays! But it kind of makes me sad because it reminds me of all our Christmas decorations that we will not be able to bring out this year due to moving (for which I am very thankful). But that just means the next year will be very exciting; I will probably forget what all we have!