Monday, December 3, 2012

DIY Flower Pillow

The other day I posted this photo of a flower pillow I had made at a Super Saturday activity on instagram and I had a HUGE positive response of people wanting the tutorial for how to make it.

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I LOVE the way my pillow turned out.  Here's how mine differed a little from the original tutorial that you can find over at H is for Handmade.  I used wool felt instead of craft felt because of a couple of reasons. #1 I love the saturated colors that you can find in the wool felt.  It is a much more vibrant color.  #2 I figured that if I was going to take the time to make this pillow, I wanted it to be as sturdy as possible.  Wool is much more tightly woven then the craft felt which makes it more durable.  It is a little more expensive (by about $3 a yard) but it is SO worth it.

The second thing that I did differently is that I decided to go with a patterned pillow instead of a plain colored one.  I really think it added a lot by doing that.  Either way is REALLY cute, but I just liked the color against the grey stripe.  I bought my pillow form at IKEA and is 20"x20" and the fabric/felt came from one of my favorite fabric shops over at Gardner Village called Pine Needles.  (They have amazing selection and quality.)  The pillow I covered in a simple envelope enclosure pillow case. If you can't sew, no problem.  Just get a pillow that already has a fun color or pattern on it.

This is a no sew flower which is awesome because that means it is finished quickly.  From start to finish (including the time to sew the pillow case) this pillow took me 1 and a half hours to make.  Not bad!  I used hot glue to attach the flowers instead of fabric glue and it worked like a charm!

Here's my one tip for making this.  I would cut all the petals out first.  Then, going one row at a time, glue the ends of all the petals to give it the rounded shape and attach to the pillow.  It will make things go so much more quickly.  Go read the original tutorial for more tips and tricks for making this!

Good luck!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I would be happy to help!
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3 comments:

Jourdan @ Two Million Miles said...

How cute!

Can't wait to make one! My couch needs some cute pillows!

Debra said...

So cute! I have had my eye on these for awhile. LOVE them!

Jean Anderson said...

beautiful :) Thanks for sharing