Delicate, heirloom holiday decorations are great, but there’s a special place in our hearts for functional decorations we can get a little use out of! Today our friend Emma Jeffery of the blog Hello Beautiful stops by to share a video tutorial taking you through the steps of how to create your own customized pillow design in Picmonkey to print onto fabric. Then, she’ll walk you through how to stitch up an easy zipper pillow with optional piping. Whether you’re making a thoughtful gift for a loved one or just trying to step up the festive decor in your own home, this tutorial is sure to teach you a thing or two! 

Christmas cushion
Emma designed her pillow using a free, easy to use program called Picmonkey. You can use their fonts, colors and clip art to create unique and personalized designs to use in personal projects or for gifts.
3 stacked Christmas cushions
These pillows make great teacher gifts, too! Have kids from the class sign the back of the pillow in fabric pen to make it extra special

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Looking for more ways to personalize your holiday décor? Check out Emma’s tutorial for an easy embroidered holiday banner!