When I read about a new tradition, the Christmas Eve Surprise box, I knew I wanted to do it for Grant and knew I wanted a Christmas pillowcase to put inside. I bought 3 yards of Christmas fabric from Joann's after Christmas a couple years ago with intentions of making stockings for Derrick's side of the family to start a new tradition with them. However, that never happened so I've had this fabric and have been going back and forth on what to do with it. A pillowcase seemed like the perfect project for it. Plus, bonus, I don't have to go buy any new Christmas fabric and I get at least a yard out of my fabric stash (that seems to grow and grow no matter what I do).
I used the tutorial here. It was super simple to make one and let me forewarn you, these are addicting to make. Once you make one you will inevitably try to think of every other person in your life who may "need" a new pillowcase. I may even make Grant some for Valentine's Day and Easter.
I thought about including the magic pillowcase poem I've seen around other blogs but Grant doesn't care much for notes and poems I attach to things so maybe I'll save that for next year.