Monday, February 8, 2010

DIY Flower Petal Pillow

I've been wanting for awhile to add a little 3-D to my throw pillows. Either by adding some felt or stenciling somethin cute. After stalking Martha Stewart a bit I found exactly what I was wanting, and to top it off it was super easy. I definately need to visit her site regularly...there was way to much to see in one sitting!

I started off with a little throw pillow that was just way too plain for me.
I just so happened to have some coordinating ultra-suede remnant fabric. I always pick up at least one remnant when I'm at joanns, just to add to my stockpile *smiles*. On marthas tutorial she offers a printable template for the petals. I didn't use it though, I actually just free-handed the same shape and started cutting.

Don't forget to knot end of your thread then sew a running stitch through bottom of each petal, making 2 stitches for each.

Gently pull thread to gather petals, and knot thread. I made one more stitch to connect first to the fourth petal to form flower shape I then knotted and trim the thread. Sorry forgot to snap a shot of this part. I only wanted a couple of flowers total... I'm even wondering if that many will last a pillow fight between my boys? I'm sure I'll do this again on some pillows for my master bedroom....ooh or even on a shower mind is wandering *tee hee* If you try these....let me know how they turn out?
Aaannnd here is the finished product!

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Leanne said...

It looks great. I love the color of the flowers. I just made some flowers yesterday, copying from Martha, of course. I'l post them in a few days.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Adprable. I wish I had her team of people to help me get all my projects done -- don't you?
Great job on the box.

I am booked for Feb-people are jumping all over this. The 1st Thur in March has been taken as well but is you would like March 11 or March 18 it is yours. Let me know because I am getting e-mails constantly about doing a tutorial.

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

So beautiful and simple. It looks so elegant! Thanks for sharing with me!
I'm excited to see more of your blog and your projects!

TJ and Whitnee said...

These pillows are so creative, and so cute! I'd love to share a link to this tutorial on on February 12!

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