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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Snowflake Pillow


     We had some awesomely warm weather this past week but its turned cold this weekend. I have even heard a rumor that there is snow in the forecast! I feel it only right to start some snow inspired projects, so I decided to make a snowflake pillow, and this one's super cute!



     This is another project that uses the ever versatile drop cloth fabric that you can find at any home improvement store. I always wash and dry my drop cloths before I use them because they are really stiff if you leave them au natural.

     If you want to make one too, here's what you'll need:




  • Drop cloth fabric
  • Pillow form {I found mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for $5.00}
  • One sheet of white felt {$ .50 at HL}
  • Pom fringe
     First start by cutting out 2 pieces of your fabric with 1/2 seam allowance on all sides. Iron your fabric too! 

     Next you are going to make your snowflake. I googled 'snowflake images' and found one I liked. It was a template to print and cut out your own. Once it was cut out I pinned it to the felt, and cut it out. {This was the most time consuming part of the project}





     Once its cut out measure the dead center of your fabric and attach it. You can use a number of methods. Because it isn't my intent to wash this pillow and I will be only pulling it out seasonally I hot glued mine to my fabric. But wouldn't a blanket stitch in red thread be pretty too?



     I decided to add the pom fringe. I have never used pom fringe for a pillow before so I made sure I pinned everything carefully before. The corners were the trickiest.

     Lay your fabric pieces face to face with the fringe in the middle. Hopefully this picture illustrates what I mean:



     Now we're going to stitch it up. I started on the top left corner and went all the way around until I came to the last side. Here I wanted to leave a pocket open to stuff my pillow in so I only stitched the fringe to one side. Again, hopefully the pic will show you what I mean:




     To stitch everything I moved my needle to the left so that I could get as close to the top of the fringe as possible.



     Once it is done, stuff your pillow in and whip stitch it closed.



     And now you have a super cute snowflake pillow! I'm not sure where he will land so I tried him out in a few places.





     If snowflakes aren't your thing you could use this same concept with an animal silhouette, leaf, or profile!

     Now, its awful cute on a pillow but I'm not sure I'm ready to see it on the ground!




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13 comments:

  1. Great transformation. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  2. I really love this, thanks for sharing! Pinned it, and gonna try it. :)

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  3. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/11/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-3/

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

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  4. Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your pillow is perfect as a holiday gift idea.
    Please join the link party at Homa Style.
    Here’s the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/10/31/simple-holiday-gift-ideas/
    Hope to see you there!

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  5. Thanks girls! I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Thank you for joining Homa Style’s Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party. It’s hard to come up with new ideas for gifts and you helped with your pillow. Thanks! Mark you calendar for the No Red Holiday Decor Link Party on Nov. 28. Plus the 12 Days of Christmas link party December 1st ~ 12th. http://homastyle.com/

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  7. This pillow is gorgeous. I love the simple snowflake and the fabric you chose.

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  8. Sweet cushion. The fringe looks like little snowballs. I am inspired.

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  9. Snow flakes are in my near decorating future! Your pillow is so pretty, especially with the pom poms. http://forwhatitsworth-jeannie.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love decorating with snowflakes. I'm pinning this tutorial, it's so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I'm your newest follower. Would love to have you visit my blog as well.
    thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful and so simple! Thanks!

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  13. Lovely pillow and great tutorial. I would love to invite you for the christmas pillow linky party in my blog. Please do come and join the party with your gorgeous pillow. Thank you

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