Sunday, February 5, 2012

Felt Flower Pillow Tutorial

Howdy friends!  I have a few projects in my file that I need to share with you - so today, I'm showing you how to make a large felt flower to pin on a pillow for your home decor.  I bought a pillow form from Joann's and made a simple pillow cover from canvas.  I put in a zipper so that I could clean it if needed.  My first flower looked like this:

I cannot remember where I first saw how to make this, so I apologize for not giving credit where credit is due.  I used this flower in the Fall right after I got these 2 zebra chairs for my anniversary (thanks honey!!). Now that it is Winter, I wanted to change the color scheme a bit.  With the beauty of a safety pin, I can change out the pillow decor very quickly!  Here are some pictures showing how I created my grey flower.

What you need:
Scrap of heavy weight fabric - I used canvas I found in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby.
Plate - I used a salad plate
Felt in color of your choosing
Low temp hot glue - I promise, you WANT low-temp glue!!!!  Don't ask.
Safety Pin
Embellishment if wanted

Trace your plate onto canvas

Trace circles onto felt (use a glass) or free hand them like I did.  Cuz that's how I roll!

Cut out circles, then cut circles in half.

Lay half-circles around outer edge of canvas circle.  Glue into place.

Layer half-circles, continue layering and off-setting circles as you approach the inside of the circle.

As you approach the center, the half-circles will start to really overlap.  That's okay.  Just pinch together.  See below.

When you get as many half-circles glued in as you want, then you can finish the center.  I glued a button into the center to hide the edges.

Finally, use a safety pin to attach the flower to the pillow!

Voila!  Instant decor change!  Ok - not instant, but this project took me about 30 minutes total!  

One more look:

                                                Before                                              After

Thanks for stopping by today!

p.s. I'm linking up today for Brassy Apple's Make It Monday series!!

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