Friday, July 6, 2012

Poppy Pillow - Low/No Sew Project

Another belated Mother's Day present post.  My parents were away on vacation over Mother's day so we didn't celebrate until mid-June when we celebrated Mother's Day and Father's Day together.

This is another one of my low sew/no sew projects that involves felt.  I think this may be one of my favorite combinations of craft materials!

My mom loves poppies. She thinks they are just beautiful.  She has several pieces of art that includes poppies and her sister made her a cross-stitch pillow with poppies on it several years ago.  So I figured that she needed a poppy something from me too. 

First I made the pillow cover using these instructions using drop cloth for the material. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can use something like Stitch Witchery to make your pillow. 

Then it was off to the internet to find a tutorial on making poppies.  Have I told you lately how much I adore Google? It can help you find anything.  Using the search term "felt poppy tutorial" I found The Wishing Elephant's easy to follow instructions

Since I wasn’t sure where my sewing kit was, I used hot glue to make my flowers.  If you do this, be very very very careful. Hot glue is extremely hot and could cause swearing if you get it on your finger. (Or in my case, WILL cause swearing. I need to get some finger protectors if I ever make another one of these pillow.)

Once I had my flowers made, I cut some stems and leaves out of dark green felt.

I put my pillow in the cover and laid out where I wanted the flowers, stems and leaves.

Using fabric glue, I glued everything in place and let it dry overnight.

The next day, I used a bit more glue to attach some of the petals directly to the pillow since they were sticking up a bit too much for my taste.

Then, boom, done!

I think cutting out the flower petals was the longest part of the project but that can be done while watching a bit of TV. 

Mom loved her pillow and she says it looks great in her living room.

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    1. Thanks! This turned out better than I imagined it would.

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks! I am still a bit surprised when my projects turn out.

  4. I love poppies too...the pillow is beautiful!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this rad pillow at Marvelous Mondays. I love it so much!


  6. This is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  7. I love this. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  8. These pillows look awesome - the poppies and the shamrock one I could see in your linky list :)

    Visiting via Whimsy Wednesdays :)


  9. Such a pretty pillow! I can see why your mum would like it so much!

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

  10. Wow this pillow is so cute! I would love this in our living room!

  11. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

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