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felt flower pillow {a tutorial}

Hello there! I have a fun tutorial today for all you felt lovers…

 My favorite thing about this pillow? The color combinations are endless! I debated endlessly about what color felt to use (gray? white?), but decided on the red for a bit of a festive look.

felt (I used 7 8″x10″ pieces of felt for this…I could have easily used more, though)
hot glue

Step 1: Cut strips lengthwise from felt, approx. 1.5″ long.

Step 2: Take your strips, and cut slits along each length. I was able to cut through two at a time to save a bit of time.  My tip? Watch a good movie while you are doing this-it doesn’t take that long, but it is a bit boring.

Step 3: Take one of your strips, and start rolling it up. Every few inches, use a drop of hot glue to help secure it.

Once you finish one piece, add another, attaching it with a bit of hot glue. After a few strips, you’ll have something that’ll look like this:

Keep going….and going, and going. When all your strips are together, you’ll have this:

Now, either stitch or hot glue it to your pillow form.
Need a quick and easy envelope pillow tutorial? Check out this one, by I {heart} naptime.

I already had a pillow lying around that I wasn’t using, so lots of hot glue was my method of choice (no surprise there).

Ta-da! I really love this pillow, and can think of so many variations that I’d love to try.

And now for the giveaway!!

Ok, I have a problem, y’all. I have waaay too many pillows lying around. So, I want to lighten my load by giving one away!

The winner can choose either the felt flower pillow above, or my shabby flower pillow. Both are in good condition and really could use a loving home:)

Plus, I’m giving away one of these….

(giveaway closed)


Saturday 1st of September 2012

Love both of the pillows you made! Thanks for the giveaway!


Friday 31st of August 2012

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! the felty, fringy goodness of your felt pillow! And who doesn't go in to Target for 3 things and come out with 15? I enjoy your blog! Thank you for all of your amazing ideas!

Sandra Clark

Thursday 30th of August 2012

Love them both & Target too.....Thanks

Athena R

Wednesday 29th of August 2012

Love the pillow and target too. Thanks for the giveaway.

misti d.

Monday 27th of August 2012

Sweet giveaway! Both pillows are super cute, but I would have to choose the shabby flower b/c I loved it the minute I saw it ;-) And who doesn't love target..... -Blessings