You can express your love for gardens to the world and create a charming homemade garden inspired pillow.
Gather Your Supplies
You will need an assorted felt, felt balls, scissors, hot glue gun, premade pillow, pillow insert, computer printer, computer paper, fabric glue, ink pen and an iron.
You can begin with crafting the flowers by cutting a 6 inch diameter circle from a piece of felt and cut it to coil. Then cut a smaller 2 1/2 inch circle from the same color felt. Cut another 2 1/2 inch circle from a darker color felt. Fringe the edges of the darker circle. Select a small felt ball and you are ready to assemble the flower.
Beginning in the Center
Hot glue gun the felt ball into the center of the French circle.
Coil it Up
Uncoil the felt circle. You can start by gluing the uncoiled circle to the bottom of the fringe circle.
Wrap It Around
Continue to glue as you glue and go and wrap the coiled felt tightly around the center of the flower.
Tuck the End
Glue the end into place and flip the flower over.
Finish it Off
Make sure to apply hot glue to the bottom of the flower.
Take the smaller circle that was the same color as the flower and hot glue it on the back for a finished look.
Flower Number Two
You will need to cut out the following pattern pieces. The circle coil should be 4 inches wide. The fingerlike petals are 2 inches long. The shorter petals are the cuttings from the top of the petals cleaned up with scissors.
Start at the Center
As you did with the last flower at the center start their. Uncoiled the felt circle and glue it tightly around the felt ball.
Finish the Coil
Finish the coil around the flower just like you did for the first one.
Adding the petals to the coiled center one by one and hot glue them into place around the flower.
Work in a Circle
Make sure you turn the flower as you go and combine the petals to make a natural looking arrangement.
If the flower is complete, you can trim off the base and add a felt circle to the back just as you did with the first flower.
Choose a Font
On the computer, choose a font in large letters to fit an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Printed out and select the same size felt.
Cut it Out
Cut out the letter and flip it over and line it up on the felt.
With an ink pen, trace the letter onto the piece of felt.
Cut out the felt letter that you traced onto the felt.
You can cut out a small bird freehand from a remnant piece of felt.
Approve the Layout
Iron the pillow and placed the letter and flowers and bird under the pillow and adjust them in position to your own taste.
Glue Then Down
With good quality fabric glue you need to glue each one into place.
Let it Dry
Allow the pillow to dry completely and read the glues directions prior to moving or inserting the pillow form.
Assemble the Pillow
Insert the pillow form into the pillow and zip it closed. Fluff the pillow if needed.
This pillow can jazz up your sofa, desk chair, office or patio. It is not weatherproof so spot cleaning only.