Creative Christmas: Christmas Eve Pillowcases

Merry Creative Christmas

In some families, it is a tradition to receive new pajamas to wear to bed on Christmas Eve. Probably the people that started that tradition wanted to make sure the kids were dressed cute when they took pictures of them first thing in the morning checking out their stockings and opening presents.

Do you have a special Christmas Eve gift tradition? Maybe everyone in the family gets a new pair of Christmas socks or slippers? We thought it would be fun to start something new this year for the kids and give them each a new Christmas pillowcase for their heads to lay on while visions of sugarplum fairies danced through their dreams (or maybe Lego fighter jets).

Pillowcases are easy to make. We bought some flannel that was not particularly Christmasy but was wintery and warm and the kids can use them through the cold months after Christmas. Follow this easy tutorial to make your own pillowcases.Christmas Pillow Cases

One pillowcase I made is just a regular pillow case from one piece of flannel. On the other two pillowcases, I added different fabric bands to the opening and a little rickrack embellishment on one of them. Pillowcase EmbelishmentsThe pillowcases are very soft and hopefully the kids will be so excited to go right to bed to sleep on them! Yeah right!Folded Pillow CasesSince Miss Tickles is not yet old enough for sleeping on a pillow, she gets a new blanket made from flannel.flannel blanket

Homemade Wrapping Paper

We used the kids homemade wrapping paper to wrap up their new pillowcases.

Do you have any special Christmas Eve traditions?


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