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DIY Felt Flower Pillow (UpCycle a boring old pillow!)

 DIY Flower Pillow

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com.

If your willing to take on a bit of a time consuming project (approx. 1 hour), then this pillow is definitely worth the effort. And makes for a fun TV watching project. This is also a great craft to do with a bunch of other women, just sitting, talking, hot gluing (and burning yourselves) together.

About my orange pillow, I have had this orange pillow since Sam and I first got married, and I have literally NEVER had anywhere to put it. Except that one time . Its been sitting on random couches, chairs and bes ever since trying to find a home, but never really ever fitting in. So its been in the closet for a few years, and now I’ve finally found a purpose for it!

 

 What you’ll need:

  •  Throw pillow of your choice
  • 1 yard of felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue OR Fabric glue (Hot glue worked great, just had a few battle scars!)
  • Sewing pins
  • 1 cute button

 

 1. Make a stencil for each petal. 4 sizes, mine started at approx. 6 inches and I made each one a little bit smaller than the first. Use this to trace onto the felt and cut out the petals. I cut out 18 of the largest, 14 of the next size, 12 of the next and 8 of the last. Of course you won’t use them all, you will want to have extras just in case.

 

2. Once all your felt petals are cut from your petal pattern, you can begin to glue them onto the pillow. Start out by doing a larger layer in whatever spot you choose on your pillow and slowly work your way in, doing smaller and smaller layers. Each layer being a smaller petal size than the first.  If you use fabric glue you can glue the petal to the pillow, putting the pin right in to keep it in place until the glue is set. I folded the bottom of the petal slightly in and then glued it to get a dimensional look. Like so,

 

*If using hot glue, you will want to place the pin slightly above or beside the actual glue spots because once the hot glue dried, it was VERY difficult to remove the pins. (See second picture below)

 

3. Once you are finished with your first layer, move onto the next, removing all pins and making sure all glue is set.

 

4. Once all layers are in place, I did the last layer a little different. I laid the last layer flat, to hide all imperfections of previous layers. It made the flower look full, with no bare spots.

 

5. Add your button of choice to the middle with hot glue and your all done!

 

Take a seat and enjoy your new pillow, or better yet, make another one for a friend!

 


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