Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flower Pillow

I've seen these flower pillows around lately, they are kind of pricey, and they look easy to make. So I decided to try one for myself, and guess what, they are soooo easy to make, it's really ridiculous.

I started with a square pillow form that I've had laying around for awhile. I sewed a quick slipcover out of cream felt to fit the pillow.

Then I drew a flower petal in three different sizes on a piece of paper and cut it out. Then I used the flower petal pattern and started cutting out the shapes on the felt. I felt like I was cutting forever. I didn't count how many I cut, but if I had to guess, I would say 40 of each size.

After I got all the petals cut, I took my glue gun and put a small strip of glue down the bottom center of each petal and pinched the sides together, this gave the petal a little dimension.

After I got all the petals glued, I started to assemble my flower. I started with the biggest petals first and glued the bottom part of the petal right on the pillow making a circle.

I just kept working my way around the circle in a spiral shape gluing the petals on, when I was done with one size I would start the next smaller size until I had a tiny little circle left in the middle of the flower.

That is when I traced my Dr. Pepper can (I can't craft without the Dr.) then I cut out 3 dr. pepper circles.

I took each circle and folded it in half, then I folded it in half again, then I hot glued it together. When I got all three circles glued, I glued them together. Then I glued the three circles right into the center of the flower. After I was all done, my 8 year old son asked me where I bought that pillow at...priceless.

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  1. I love it. Think I might try it on a canvas bag to use as my church bag.

  2. that is DARLING !!!! I LOVE IT

  3. I've seen these and wished I knew how to make one. Now I do. Thanks so much!

  4. Kristy that is such a good idea!!
    Colette-Thank you!
    And Adrienne- They are so easy, you should definitely try it!

  5. My sister is re-doing her daughters room and I am going to make one for her bed :) THANKS for showing how to make it

  6. The pillow looks amazingly cute, thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  7. It looks great! I'd love one of those for my living room but I'm sure my kids (and the dog!) would destroy it! lol I featured this project on my blog today. :)

  8. I adore your pillow-and I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love this, I have seen these are all over the place- things for sharing how to make one!

  10. What kind of glue do you use on fabric? I don't like fabric glue, it seems like it never drys.

  11. I love it! Might have to give this a try... thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I LOVE your pillow! It turned out so cute! I have got to make me one of these! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very cute. I am looking for ideas for fun pillows. Might have to try this one.

  14. Awesome very creative I really want to make one of these pillows right now!!! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

  15. Your pillow is so gorgeous! Love it :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.