Am I the only one who’s crazy about using over-sized candy pieces as Christmas decor? I love it so much that every few years I decorate the entire house to look like a giant gingerbread house complete with super-sized candy canes and lollipops (follow my Gingerbread House board on Pinterest!) Maybe it’s because we never have a lot of sugar around the house or because living in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory has always been a dream, either way I love candy decorations!
This year, I added an extra large Peppermint Candy Pillow to my holiday candy hoard! It’s an easy project that even a novice sewer could complete within an hour or so. The trickiest part is making sure the tips match up but don’t stress out too much about that. Real candy is never perfect either! As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or problems with the tutorial or pattern.
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Peppermint Candy Pillow
- Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish Silver Metallic Fat Quarter
- Fairfield Soft Touch 10″ Pillow Ball
- 1/2 yard White Tulle
- Sewing Machine and Supplies
- “Peppermint Candy Pillow” Pattern
Step One. Use the “Peppermint Candy Pillow” Pattern to cut 12 pieces of four different white and red fabrics (three of each). Sew each panel together until you reach the end. Sew the first and last panels together but make sure to leave a gap so that you can insert the pillow ball.
Step Two. Insert the pillow ball into the fabric case. If you happened to have left too small of an opening (who? me?), just open the pillow ball, remove some of the Fiberfil, insert deflated ball into the case, and then re-stuff to capacity. So much easier than ripping any seams!
Step Three. Hand sew the opening closed. Wrap the entire pillow in white tulle and tie off the ends.
Now you officially have a super large piece of candy to make your couch festive this holiday season! I love the idea of making a couple more of these for our living room. A green and white one would make this the perfect match!
I’m participating in the Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Fairfield Fat Quarter Face-Off! We were all sent a variety of holiday fat quarters from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and were able to let our creativity run wild with any Fairfield product. You’re going to love the projects everyone came up with!
There are two ways to enter the Robert Kaufman & Fairfield Contest:
1. Click on the little heart in the top right hand corner of your 2 favorite projects below.
2. Jump over to the Fairfield World Blog and leave a comment about what you would make if you won. (Two randomly selected winners will receive a Fat Quarter Bundle and choice of a bag of Poly-fil batting or Poly-fil Fiberfill)