Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Felt {pillow}

I've been wanting to find the perfect pop of red for my master bedroom bedding. I have a few red things that I have tried to incorporate in the room. When I saw this tutorial from Classy Clutter on how to make a felt flower pillow, the wheels starting spinning in my mind. Red felt on that pillow would look awesome in my room. So here we go..
Gather supplies:

Fabric to make pillow (or a pillow that you already have)
Pillow--to place in fabric, if you are making your own
Felt--I bought 1/2 yard
Hot glue gun & several glue sticks

I decided to give it a try at making my own pillow. And let me tell you, it was easy-peasy. :)

My pillow was 14x14 inches, so I cut my fabric 14 1/2x 14 1/2 inches, because I knew I needed to sew up each side.


Once cut, I placed the right sides together, and sewed 1/4 inch seam up three sides. On the fourth side, I left an opening in the middle, so I could slide the pillow in.


Once your done sewing, turn your fabric right side out. Now slide your pillow in. I carefully machine stitched the opening, since my thread looked very invisible in my fabric. I'm assuming you could hand sew it close as well.

Now it's time to make the felt flower, and the fun part. :)


Trace & cut out three different size petals--I did over 30 of each. Small, medium & large worked best for me.



Starting with the large petals, glue them all the way around, making a circle shape. Once you run out of large, move to the medium, then the small. It's really up to you, what look you want to achieve with the flower.
Once you get to the center, cut out 6 more medium circles. Add one circle to the center of the flower & glue. Then use this technique to fill it in--

Fold one circle in half & add a dot of glue. Then fold it in half again, using more glue to secure it.

Place four of the petals around the circle, with the pointy ends toward the middle. Then place the last petal in the center of the circle.
And that is it! Pretty fun, right?! I am so happy that this cute little pillow found a home on my bed. I love the bright color it adds to the mix!
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40 comments:

Rachel said...

That is so adorable! I've had my eye on that pillow, too, but I've thought it looked like too much work for me (so lazy!) but now that I've seen yours, I want to make one again! Yours turned out so pretty, and I love the pop of red on your black and white bed.

Ashley said...

way cute!! I love felt pillows:) and this is the perfect pop of red!!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You are one crafty creative Momma!! Love this Linds looks like something from Pier One or Anthro! Beautiful and the perfect little pop of color :)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Love this! Featuring it on my facebook page for *sewing tutorials & patterns* week :)

Kara
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mine-for-the-Making/172346556115099

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Oh my!! What a fabulous pillow!! I love the bright, red color!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love it! One of those would look so cute on my bed too! I think I found my next project!

Camille said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! This looks great on your bed! And I am loving the red color! Beautiful!! You make it look so easy! :)

Sam Findlay said...

This pillow is stunning! It looks so striking on your bed!

Jenny said...

It is perfect! It came out so pretty, too!

Jenny

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

So cute!! This looks awesome on your bed.

Michelle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I love it even more that it involves glue...yay!! I want to make one!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

So beautiful!! I love a good pop of red too :)

rebecca said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful and our bedspreads are nearly identical. Great minds think alike! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

That's beautiful. Good call on the color. What a difference it made.

Thanks for taking the time to do such a good tutorial.

I found you at Handy Man Crafty Woman.

Coley said...

I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now. You make it look not so complicated. Love how it looks on your bed - great pop of color!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Hey sweet lady! You know I love this pillow :) Just wanted to let you know that I removed it from the linky party, as DIY Diva Thurs is for fashion related posts only.

Thanks for understanding!
Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

what a perfect pop of color! I adore everything about it! I am for sure going to make a "Jaime" version of this!!! :o) You are always such a great inspiration!

Jennifer said...

I love this!! Hmm..we have the same color scheme in our bedrooms! And I noticed your couches are the same color as mine! Well great minds.....!!!! :)

Vanessa said...

So pretty, I would love to make a mustard yellow version of this! I would love for you to link it up at "Do Something Crafty Friday": http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday_09.html

Ruth said...

This pillow is fabulous. I love the bright color. Great job!!

Ruth

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Love this! I featured it on my Friday 5 and am now following you! Hope you have a great weekend!

Simply Sammie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing, I just pinned it.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully and cleverly done! Love the red with your black and white bedding.

The Dowells said...

This is beautiful!!!

Carmen said...

Hello, I’m Carmen from RoCa and Company and I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday. I really like your red pillow...I'm gonna have to make one for my bed but in orange.

Hope to see you at our Rockin party on Friday...come on over and show us what you got...

Thanks,

Carmen @
RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a pretty pillow and you really make it look doable!

Please feel free to link up your pillow to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

love love LOVE! Featuring this on JIAD this wednesday! Have a wonderful week! :)

Chef in Training said...

this is so pretty! I love it!

Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Mindie Hilton said...

This is beautiful and it is the perfect pop of color in your room.
Thank you for sharing at Bacon Time, I truly appreciate it.

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

This is SERIOUSLY so cute! I am totally going to make one! Thanks for the tutorial!! I would love it if you would link it up to my Ta-Da Tuesday link party!! http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/09/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-4.html

xoxo, Ashley J

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today over on my blog. Thanks so much for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts

http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/09/take-look-at-you-fun-with-felt.html

Emily said...

Love it! It is now on my list of things to make!

The Adventures of Treasure's Island said...

Love that Pillow. So cute and simple. Great pop of color on the bed. I pinned it on my Pinterest Board with credit to Southern Lovely of course!!!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Perfection

Annemarie said...

Hi! I came over to visit from the Somewhat Simple Link Party and am your newest follower  I would like to let you know that there is a link party on my crochet blog every Fridaynight and Saturday. I would love it if you’d add something. Have a lovely day!
Annemarie
www.annemarieshaakblog.blogspot.com

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

Very cute! I am a new follower!

kasia said...

I love the color composition in yr bedroom. The bold flow from line to shape to form is stunning. Thank u for sharing

Classy Clutter said...

So glad you were able to use the tutorial! Your pillow looks fantastic!!!

Thanks for the shout out and link back! :)

xoxo, Mallory

Ashley Picanco said...

This pillow is so pretty, and looks just like the expensive decorative pillows you see at home stores for $35 and more!

Your instructions are so easy to follow, I've actually featured this pillow on a recent blog post here if you want to check it out (linking back to this page of course!): http://www.ashleypicanco.com/pinspiration-monday-5-diy-spring-decor-crafts/

Thanks for sharing such an awesome (and much cheaper alternative!!) craft!

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