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Winners of the Pillows Challenge

And the winners are…………………

This was a fun week! I am so inspired by your pillow craftiness.

Be sure to go through the links and find some inspriration for yourself.

Our guest judge Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers had the most difficult job picking the winners.

Here is what she said about her judging experience.

“A huge thank you to Dee for having me as a guest judge this week! I knew it was going to be hard to choose a winner, but I didn’t know it was going to be THIS difficult! I really enjoyed going through all of the links and meeting some ‘new-to-me’ blogs. I honestly can’t get over how much creativity is out there! You guys rock. But since I HAVE to choose a winner… here we go!”

Judge’s remarks in italics.



#13 Gift Bow Pillow from His + Hers!


I just fell in love with the chartreuse green against the crisp white and the perfectly made bow! This is such a cute project for the Holidays (never too early to start planning). Erin also provides a fabulous tutorial so you can make one too!

#1 Happy Pillows from Lovely Etc.


I’m so ‘happy’ Carrie linked up these pillows! They are adorable and would make a perfect addition to your spring decor!

#2 Felt Monogram Pillow from Little Lovelies

This pillow is so chic and I love the color! Such a creative way to add some personalization to a room.

#4 Interchangeable Pillow from Occasionally Crafty

These interchangeable pillows are brilliant! What a great idea to make one pillow that you can easily change for each season/holiday!

#5 Easy Pom Pom Pillow from Mommy By Day Crafter By Night

Ashley chose a beautiful pattern for this pillow. The bright colors and and the yellow pom poms really make it pop!

#9 Scarves to Pillows from Life on the Miracle Round

I would have never guessed these pillows were made from thrift store scarves! What a fabulous and inexpensive way to add some charm to a space.

#16 “Love” Pillow from Josie Jones & Co.

I think this ‘love’ pillow is so charming and fits perfectly into the space. Great job Natalie!

#20 Gray & White Flower Pouf Pillow from Christina’s Adventure

I’m a huge fan of gray so I was instantly drawn to this modern and chic pillow! Love the pattern and the beautiful pouf.

#23 Wood Button Pillow from Just Another Hang Up

Can you believe these are handmade wood buttons? Oh my word I am in love!

#26 Mr. & Mrs. Burlap Pillows from The Virginia House

These burlap pillows are so rustic and charming! Jillian linked up several great pillows but these were my favorite.

#37 New Pillows from Anythingology

What a great collection of pillows! I really enjoy how Shannon used different patterns that blend so nicely together.

#35 Flea Market Fabric Pillows from Shared From Way Over Here

I love these because they are so bright and creates energy and cheerfulness to the living room. I also love the ruffle down the side. I am slightly obsessed with ruffles!!!

Great job and thanks for linking up!


Congratulations to all of the CSI winners. Be sure to go grab your button here and proudly display on your blog.

You have earned it!

But wait, there is more.

The {2} lucky winners of the Deelightful Green giveaway is …….

The winner(picked by Random.org)



Entry  #34 Quilted Pillow from I’m Feelin’ Crafty


Entry # 31 Rookie Proof Pillow from Life is what You Make It

Congrats ladies and thanks for linking up and sharing with us.

Email me at dee@thecsiproject .com to claim your prize

Thank you to Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers for being this week’s guest judge and making those incredibly difficult picks. Being a judge is not an easy gig.

You ladies are Super, duper creative and talented.

A special thank you to  Deelightfully Green for being a fabulous sponsor.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for next’s week’s challenge, Stencil Challenge. This is sure to be a great week!

Come back next week for even more inspiration!!!

Have a happy and safe weekend!



  1. Oh yay what an honor!! Thanks Taryn! Pillows are my favorite, and all of your choices are beautiful!

  2. Suzanne says:

    I’m honored that my pillow was picked to be in the top 10. It is in very good company! Thank you! – Suzanne

  3. So happy to be included in the top 10! Thanks so much! I actually squealed out loud 🙂 Congrats to all the other top 10 pillows as well.

  4. I’m so honored to be featured with all of these awesome pillows!! Thanks so much for the feature on my gray & white pouf pillow!! 🙂

  5. Carrie says:

    Thanks for including my happy pillows. There is so much great inspiration here – makes me want to get sewing!

  6. Thanks so much for putting my interchangeable pillow in the top 10! That’s so exciting! So many great ideas here- thanks to all for sharing!

  7. Everyone did such a wonderful job on this challenge! It was so hard to choose. Congrats to everyone!

  8. Thanks for picking my Pom- Pom Pillow for the top 10!! 🙂 xoxo

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