Pottery Barn Inspired…Jingle Pillow

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all of the catalogs and magazines that arrive in my mailbox on a daily basis. I draw so much inspiration from their pages.

This Christmas my most favorite was in the Pottery Barn November/Holiday catalog. Their “Jingle” pillow just caught my eye and it was so cute.



I thought about purchasing this pillow, but I could not justify the price tag. Plus, the pillow would only be displayed for four weeks. So, I forgot about the cute pillow – or I tried to :) Each time a new PB catalog arrived, I was reminded of how much I still wanted this pillow.

So… I set out to figure out know to make one of my very own. First, I thought of stencils. This option was very expensive. I even thought of making a stencil, but I know my creative limitations. Ultimately I decided to freehand and paint the design – fingers crossed in the hopes that it would turn out well enough to display.

Back in October, I happened to be in Walmart, looking for the elusive Looking Glass spray. I walked passed a new display of burlap in different colors. I quickly picked up a couple of rolls of cream and neutral jute. I now wish I had purchased more – I can think of so many things I could have used it for.

I used part of one roll of the cream colored roll for the “JOY” table runner. I used the rest of the roll for this “Jingle” pillow.

I gathered my materials:

  • Burlap fabric
  • Red paint
  • Artists paint brush
  • Squeeze bottle with small tip
  • Potter Barn magazine

I headed to the basement and laid out the fabric. I took a deep breath and began to paint. I was very pleased with my painting results…this is what it looked like.


IMG_4495I’m so disappointed that this photo is so blurry, but I wanted you to see how I worked it out.

IMG_4502I then hand-sewed some bells that I already had.

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IMG_4774I cut a plain piece of the burlap for the back of the pillow. I sewed three sides of the fabric, leaving one small end open.

IMG_4775I used a feather and down pillow insert from an old pillow and stuffed it into the pillow opening. I then sewed the end closed.

Bells were then hand-sewn to all four corners.


IMG_4785I love how my Jingle pillow turned out – at a fraction of the cost. Most of my materials were from leftover projects.

My cost:

  • Burlap     $3.99
  • Bells    $3.00
  • $6.99


Pottery Barn cost

  • $39.50 Jingle pillow cover
  • $20.00 feather and down pillow insert
  • $59.50


IMG_4781What do y’all think?  I think it’s display worthy :) What’s inspired you lately?