Well, friends, it wouldn’t be the holiday season if it wasn’t also the flu season. So can you guess where I spent the last four days? That’s right. In bed, sick. Sadly the blog has been a bit neglected. But I’m planning my comeback strategy and we will be getting you a rush of Christmas Gift Ideas at top speed. Stay healthy out there.
This project is perfect for kids, teens, or even your college-bound children and grandchildren. They fit in any playroom, bedroom, or dorm room and can be for both boys and girls. Well, that covers just about half my gift list! And here we have it: Gum Drop Pillows.
We have three Gum Drop Pillows in the shop at our Toy Table. The kids literally dive-bomb these super-squishy pods once they see them and are perfect for sitting on at a low table. You can use a variety of fabric — our mid-weight twill fabric is perfect for these — or a 100% cotton. We used fiberfill in the middle to give them a really firm, but bouncy structure, and here’s another tip. You can save a little cash if you save your plastic grocery bags. Stuff a bag with bags, and put it in the center of your pillow. Stuff the fiberfill around the outside, and you’re done!
The best part is they are so easy to make. The pattern we used is called “gum drop pillows” by Amy Butler and includes instructions for both a 24” and an 18” pillow. You can buy it in our online store. There are only a few left, so grab ’em while you still can!