Learn how easy it is to make your own DIY pillow to hang on your door for Christmas! This door pillow is super cute and easy to make for the holidays.
I simply cannot believe how EASY this no-sew DIY potholder doorknob pillow is to make. You’ve got to try to make one for yourself!
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Makes me think there may be a ton of these in my future! There are so many limitless ways you can personalize them. You almost can’t un-see this project and now every potholder you find may fall victim to becoming a super cute doorknob pillow.
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Supplies for the Potholder DIY Pillow
This three-supply DIY takes a few short minutes and makes a great last-minute gift to keep on hand during the holidays.
- any pot holder that has BOTH a front and back material with a center pocket (not all potholders are the same) This one was from the DOLLAR TREE
- polyfill or some type of stuffing for filling
- glue gun
How to Make a Pillow Out of a Potholder
Once I discovered this hack, I was hooked. You are going to be too after you make this easy DIY pillow!
First, I have some tips, photos, and even a video to show you. I hope these ideas help you create an easy decorative pillow for your doorknob too.
Note: The entire tutorial is in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Prepare Your Potholder to become a pillow
The first thing you are going to do is prepare your potholder to transform into a decorative pillow. To do this, trim the top loop or hanger piece off of your potholder as this won’t be needed.
Then, separate the trim from the potholder at the seam using your scissors creating a small opening for filling your potholder pillow.
You can do this at the bottom, top, or side of your potholder. It really doesn’t matter; I just made it where the top had already been cut for the removal of the little loop hanger.
How big of a hole should I cut?
This depends on your fingers, but I would keep the opening to just an inch or two. The larger you make the hole, the more you will have to sew up at the end.
Stuff your potholder
Stuff your potholder with polyfill or cotton until you reach your desired puffiness level. It needs to be full, but not so full that it’s too difficult to bring it together at the top to seal the opening.
Glue The Seam Shut
Taking your glue gun, seal up the opening you made on the potholder and carefully press it down so you do not burn yourself.
You can also choose to sew it back up; I just prefer the no-sew method, myself.
Embellish your DIY Pillow
Attach your favorite ribbon or twine to the top corners with hot glue for a quick and easy way to hang your potholder pillow.
You can even sew this part or attach it underneath the trim; I just prefer the no-sew method.
If you missed the video tutorial, it is HERE for your convenience.
DIY Christmas Pillow For Your Door
So simple and makes such a great statement for any doorknob throughout the house. You could even choose to hang it from your kitchen or bathroom cabinets or really any piece of furniture with a small knob! These make super cute and fast last-minute gifts to keep on hand for that unexpected guest during the holidays.
Who knows who’ll be stopping by for hot cocoa?
Don’t you love the Christmas plaid ribbon with this potholder and its colors? So festive! This can be adapted to any colors and style you like (even my favorite–buffalo plaid)! The possibilities are endless and are only limited to the potholders you can find out there!
I sure do hope you’ll make a few of these potholder pillows of your own and then be sure to share them with all of us over in the creative group on Facebook! We’re waiting for you and it’s FREE.
DIY Pillow Tips and Questions
Here are some tips and answers to common questions about this craft.
- Wear finger protectors when you are using hot glue. It is very hard to glue the seam and not get hot glue on your fingers.
- Try adding wood beads to your ribbon handle for added embellishment.
- Add lace or trim around the outer edge of your potholder for a fun look.
Can you use any potholder to make this?
Well, yes and no. It can be any design of course, but it needs to be two-sided with a seam in order to stuff the polyfill into the middle.
Do you have to be good at sewing to make this?
No, you don’t! This is because I used a glue gun instead of a sewing machine. If you want to use a sewing machine, you certainly can. Both options work perfectly well.
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Here are all the supplies and steps in the printable craft card, just like I promised. Don’t forget to share this tutorial with your friends!
DIY Pillow For Christmas
- 1 potholder
- 1 bag Polyfill
- 6 inches ribbon
- Trim the top loop or hanger piece off of your potholder as this won’t be needed.
- Separate the trim from the potholder at the seam using your scissors creating a small opening for filling your potholder pillow.
- Stuff your potholder with poly fill or cotton until you reach your desired puffiness level. It needs to be full, but not so full that it’s too difficult to bring it together at the top to seal the opening.
- Taking your glue gun, seal up the opening you made on the potholder and carefully press it down so you do not burn yourself.
- Attach your favorite ribbon or twine to the top corners with hot glue for a quick and easy way to hang your potholder pillow.