I’m really excited about this post because it’s pretty much the first craft I’ve done since the Bammer was born – and she’s over 6 months old! So I finally decided I needed to get into crafts again. I’ve been looking on Pinterest for some ideas and loved a pillow I saw and decided to try one for myself. I think it turned out pretty good! And here’s a tutorial on how to do a Felt Flower Pillow.
1/2 yard felt
1 yard of fabric for pillow
1 pillow (you can find them at Walmart)
Tape Measure or Ruler
Glue gun and glue sticks
Start by cutting out a 17 x 17 square for a 16 x 16 pillow. Take a large bowl and trace around it to make a circle. You don’t want it too close to the edge because the petals are larger than the circle.
On construction paper, draw a petal that’s about 1/3 a page, 1/4 length x 1/2 width, and 1/6 length by 1/3 width. These are all free hand and do not need to be this exact size or exact shape. You can change it however you think it will look best! Cut out about 12 large petals, 9 medium petals, and 7 small petals and 3 extra small petals. You can see about the size of the extra small petals in the second picture.
Then pin down enough petals to overlap them around the circle (about 7). You can help the petals stand up and ruffle them a little by overlapping and pinning the individual petals or pinching them and pinning them.
Then sew down the pinned row of petals.
Do a second row of large petals, then 2 rows of medium petals, and two rows of small petals and continue to pin and sew them down.
Once you get to the middle, use the 3 extra small petals and arrange them to make a center. Then use a glue gun to hot glue the center down. I also used the glue gun to hot glue down some of the large outer petals. They were flopping a little too much for me. So I just put a dot of hot glue on the back of the petal and pushed it on the pillow fabric.
And you’re done with the flower! Then I made an envelope back which you’ll need a 17 x 12 rectangle and a 17 x 9 inch rectangle. You can find directions how to make that in the LDW Magazine (page 26).
I just love how it turned out! I have one more pillow in mind that I’m going to start soon. It’s a little more fallish and will go great with my other pillows.