Monday, January 24, 2011

ruffle heart pillow

After getting over my craft-itis (it's like wii-itis but brought on by crafting...) from my felt flower and felt flower wreath making in December, I decided to tackle one more related project: a ruffle heart pillow decoration.

  • 6-7 felt sheets (29 cents at Michaels)
  • Flower template for tracing
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Throw pillow cover
  • Pins
Basically all you need to do is follow one of the tutorials for the felt flower items above to cut out a whole bunch of flowers. Then fold them in half twice, putting a dab of glue on before each fold.
Cut out a felt heart shape for the background, and then glue down the felt ruffles. I started out kind of simulating putting together a felt flower onto the heart background but then just ended up gluing the petals down in a random arrangement, placing wherever they looked good until the whole background heart was covered.
As for attaching to the pillow cover, I was being lazy/clever when I made my poinsettia pillow in December by just gluing pins to the back of the felt poinsettia and pinning it to the cover. So now that the Christmas season is past, I just removed that decoration from the pillow and pinned on my heart.


  1. Just wanted to let you know to turn off your word verification! I almost inadvertently closed the tab after leaving my comment.

  2. This is beautiful! great idea for swapping out the embellishment- simple, but effective ;)

  3. I featured this today! Hooray! Swing by! :)


  4. This is just too cute and definately on the To-Do List!

  5. Talk about texture!! How lovely!

  6. VERY pretty! I just want to run my hands over it and feel the fluff! lol

    I may have to try out that felt flower bunching technique. It really is so eye-catching!


  7. very pretty! that is a great tutorial and I like the idea of pinning on the applique on top - you can easily change it out! :)

  8. I love the ruffled look and this pillow is just too cute! Great idea! (And I love that you can change it out each season with a new shape!)

  9. With a Big Shot, this would be effortless! What a great idea!

  10. So so pretty! And a lot of work! You did an amazing job.

  11. I love the interchangeable pillow idea! And the fact that I wouldn't have to sew to make it LOL!!!!! I might able to use this on a couple of pillows I (hoarded) kept around just in case. LOVE IT! Stopping by from the TT&J linky party. I'm so glad I did! I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to see more of your blog! You are more than welcome to stop by mine and say hello! (sorry I have NO idea how to make that a link)

  12. Such a sweet pillow! Love how plush it looks! Oh, and also envious of how inexpensive American craft supplies are -- those same felt sheets from Michael's are $0.99 here.

  13. Love the ruffles. I think I will try this with Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Glue.

  14. This pillow is all kinds of brilliant and I LOOOOOVE the ruffles using those flowers! And an interchangeable pillow? How genius! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial and giving some inspiration. :)

  15. Love, love, LOVE this pillow! I added you to my Tuesday To-Do post! Also am your newest follower!

  16. I featured this on a few of my favorite tutorials list here:
    Loved it!

  17. Very Clever, really great idea!


  18. I ADORE that texture!! Absolutely beautiful! I'm sure something in my house will be getting a some feltalicious treatment using this technique - Thanks so much for sharing!

    ps - I'm your newest follower :)


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