Life Love Larson: DIY: Felt Embellishment for Pillow


Sunday, May 1, 2011

DIY: Felt Embellishment for Pillow

Before I made my no-sew pillow covers, I embellished a plain blue pillow, after seeing this post from Don't Disturb This Groove.  She created the entire pillow, and I just recreated the embellishment. 

Here is the tutorial.  I simply used scissors, black felt, a lid from a vitamin bottle, and a glue gun.

To make the small circles, I used a vitamin bottle lid to trace even circles on the felt.  I tried to use chalk, and ended up using a red sharpie.  I think I cut close to 60 circles. 

Add a drop of glue and fold circle (almost) in half and then another drop of glue to fold in half again.

Cut a larger circle out of felt.  This will be the base that you attach all the smaller circles to.  This can be a large or as small as you want your final embellishment to be.

Start to adhere the smaller, folded circles to the larger circle with hot glue to make a cluster.

Fill the entire circle with small circles and adhere to your pillow.  I don't sew, so I slapped some hot glue on the back, and it worked great!

This was a silk pillow I got on sale at Kirkland's for $7.  Felt costs .25 per sheet, and I think I used about 5 in total.  A cheap and easy way to spruce up a boring pillow!

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  1. Stopping by from the tatertots & Jello link, that pillow is adorable! I love using fabric & felt flowers in decorating.
    I'd love for you to stop by

  2. Hi, Andrea! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  3. Hi, Andrea! your pillow looks great. so much easier to use hot glue, isn't it. thanks for mentioning my blog in your post.