Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Pillow

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  While I am not a full-on “decorate the whole house for every holiday” person, I do like to put a few items out and about.

I ran into a few problems with Valentine's Day though.  I am not a huge fan of hearts, I am not a big fan of pale pink and red isn't a color we use much of in our house.  So I knew that I would have to get creative.  And go bright with some hot and deep pinks.

Luckily I ran across this tutorial on Sugar Bee Crafts while perusing Pinterest.  (how I love that site!!) It is hearts but not in your face hearts.  While she made them into hair clips, that wasn’t an option for me - no little girls in our household.

After a bit, I knew I had the perfect idea.  I could use them to decorate some pillows.

Several months ago, my mother had given me a couple of pillows.
They were definitely not my style. They have a definite 90s vibe with dusty rose, forest green and black.  But I didn’t turn them down because they are a nice size and, the best price ever, free.

The only bad part of this whole project?  I had to cut out all my hearts because I don’t have a machine that uses die cuts. Boo! Luckily, cutting goes quickly while watching HGTV and the DIY Network.  I created a template using some card stock which helped things go quickly.

Once I made my “flowers” using the technique outlined in Sugar Bee Crafts, it was time to make the pillows.  After perusing a number of web sites and videos, I made a basic envelope pillow using a cotton paint tarp I had washed and dried as my fabric.

When together, we have a V for Valentine’s Day.

When they are apart, it just adds some color to the couch.

I love these heart flowers.

Linking to Making the Word Cuter, A Round Tuit, The Girl Creative, Mad in CraftsSumo's Sweet Stuff, Singing Three Little Birds, Skip to My Lou, C.R.A.F.T., Craftomaniac, Marvelously Messy, Coastal Charm, Northern Cottage, Hope Studios, Sugar Bee Crafts, Homework,Today's Creative Blog, Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy, Blue Cricket Design, Passionately Artistic, Not Just a HousewifeCrafty, Scrappy, Happy, Brassy Apple, Homemaker on a Dime, Sisters of the Wild West, Tutus and Tea Parties, Dwell on Joy, Michelle Page,


  1. Oh, this is so cute! I can relate to not going all out for all holidays and just wanting a touch holiday. I made one book page rosette heart this year that dusted with red spray paint and called myself done with V-day. :)
    Your pillow upgrades are great!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am your most recent follower.

  2. What lovely flowers! and great pillows!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  4. Adorable pillows. Love how the flowers are made with hearts. Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party.

  5. I love these new pillow covers! The flowers are adorable!

    1. Glad you like them. And thanks for stopping by.

  6. Hi there! Thank you for stopping by aprons & ambitions. I'm thrilled to have had you there. Hope you'll come back soon.

    I adore these pillows! I'm a junkie for making things {all kinds of things} from felt.


  7. Thanks for stopping by. I love felt too. I have another pillow with felt that will be a project in a couple of weeks. I just added your blog to my Reader. Look forward to seeing your felt projects.


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