How to make a Felt Flower Pillow

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Have you ever fallen head over heels in LOVE with a pillow? Be honest!  Well, it happens to me all the time. I had a full-on, head over heels, obsessive, CRUSH on this little guy! Savannah and I might have had a full on brawl fighting over this guy! UNTIL….
We looked at the price tag. $49.95. WHAT???? ARE YOU STRAIGHT SERIOUS?? ITS A PILLOW!???!!!!! Shame on you Z-Gallerie!!!! Let’s just say, it was like the biggest turn off ever! We left the store, pillowless. Still, I couldn’t get him off my mind.
I made up my mind. I was going to ATTEMPT to make Sav a pillow to match her bedroom (in Grey) and me my very own in black! That way there was no cat fight! I surprised Savannah with my own version on Saturday and she called me 2-3 times after I left her house to thank me! What are besties for right!???
Here’s how I did it….
First I recovered a very eh… just okay looking pillow that once sat on my couch.
If you don’t know how to do a basic pillow re-cover its about the simplest thing ever and there a zillion tutorials out there. Google it! If you can sew a straight line, you can make this pillow. PROMISE!
Next I cut out about 1,000,000 petals. Not really, more like 100 but it was A LOT! I did about 30 large, 30 medium, 30 small probably. I honestly did count them….
But like I said… A LOT!
Then all I did was arrange them how I wanted them on the pillow to make sure I made enough. I was so glad I did and I had 4 left over – haha!
Then I did my center a little different than Z-Gallerie’s… I kinda like the way I did it better. Just sayin… haha
I cut out 3 circles using a cup and a sharpie as a pattern.
Folded it in half….
and in half again…
Finally, I HOT GLUED everything on! I could’ve sewn it but the hot glue worked magically and it was super quick and easy and lets face it, I was getting anxious to get it done.  For the center, I glued 3 of these (above) “petals” in the middle in a cluster to make the inside of the flower.

It looks even BETTER in person and even BETTER perched on Savannah’s adorable bed!
Classy Clutter mallory


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    September 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

    YES,YES,YES, Please make 1 or 2 or 4 for a giveaway!!!

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    September 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    SOO CUTE!!
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    September 7, 2010 at 9:51 am

    yes, please!! 🙂

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    Los Jabones de Mis Hijas
    September 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Yes that´ll be fantastic!! I fact I think your´s is lot cutter!!!! Great job!!!!

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    Erin @ Crafts and Sutch
    September 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Um, swoon a little bit! Love this! 🙂 Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing, and yes, we would love this as a giveaway!

    Erin 🙂

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    The Answer Is Chocolate
    September 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Fabugorgeous! Sometimes one word is not enough. And YES on the givewaway! Following you now too 🙂

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    Madigan at madiganmade
    September 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Adorable. What a great job!

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    September 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Well yes!!!! It’s fantastic!

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    September 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    What a great look and I love the color you chose. The tutorial is so helpful and yours made perfect sense. Thanks for submitting this for us to find.

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    Princess of Everything (and then some)
    September 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    OMG that turned out PERFECT!! You rock!

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    Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    September 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I am in LOVE with that pillow! Gorgeousness galore. I am so going to have to make one:) Great job!

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    September 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, do a giveaway! I would totally enter! Great job. 😉

    I’d love it if you stopped by my blog for a fun Scentsy giveaway! Have a wonderful week.

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    September 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Hi… I’m your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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    Lori@ Paisley Passions
    September 8, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I’ll take one! 🙂 It is DARLING! I say, do a giveaway!!!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

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    September 8, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Yes! Please make one for a giveaway because I saw this pillow online too but couldn’t afford it…also, I’m worried I’m too lazy to cut out so many petals.

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    Sausha @ {show and tell}
    September 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    im gathering pillow ideas for daughters room and this is one is CUTE!!! thanks so much for the idea 🙂

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    September 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Very cute, great job, makes me wanna do one of these for myself! Thanks a lot for the DYI.



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    September 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    SOOOO Loving this!!! Way to go, girly!! I’d love one…or 9! 😀 I’d also love to host a giveaway! This is just darling! I’m happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I’d love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I’d also like to invite you to link up at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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    Nancy's Couture
    September 10, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Gorgeous!!! I must have one.

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    September 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Definitely would be aewsome as a giveaway!

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    September 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    This is gorgeous! I’m loving it! I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “Featured” button.

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    September 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    love love love!!!!

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    liz @ bon temps beignet
    September 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    LOVE THIS! If you don’t do a giveaway, I think I’m going to have to make my own. But, my finger tips are all burnt up from my last hot glue related project so pretty please do a giveaway : D

    please please please

    <3 your newest follower

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    Matt and Hilary
    September 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    So cute! I am very impressed… love your blog Mal! 🙂

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    September 11, 2010 at 4:12 am

    So so cute!!! they are so expensive!!! adorable!!

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    September 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Oh, yes…unless you would prefer to just make it for me alone!!! Would you like my mailing address?!?!? LOL…it looks great!!! I’m your latest follower!

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    September 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, that’s awesome. I did a small felted flower on a pillow that I was trying to copy from Pottery Barn and it looks ok, but I wish I’d had your tutorial then. Great job!!

    ~ The Speckled Dogcccnbv

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    September 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The pillow is gorgeous!! My daughters bed could use one of those in pink! Thank you for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!

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    Mary EH!
    September 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME. Love your blog by the way, just had to follow!

    If you did a giveaway I WOULD SO TOTALLY ENTER. Just saying. 🙂

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    September 12, 2010 at 5:26 am

    This is so cute! Giveaway please! Mal you are so talented!

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    September 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I’m so glad you were able to link up this week!!
    I still LOVE IT!!!!

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    September 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Your pillow looks absolutely beautiful! Great tutorial, too! Thanks, oh and giveaway? Yes, of course!!!

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    tHe DoDd FaMiLy
    September 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    so cute i want one!!!

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    September 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Adorable, looks like a great project for those yucky weather days! Very cute!!

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    ★All Thingz Related★
    September 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    We featured this, today, as one of  {Our Favorite Thingz}!

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    Sue (Someone's Mom)
    September 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I love this. I don’t sew, wonder if I could buy a bargain pillow and glue petals on it. You did a great job with this!

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    September 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    So pretty!! I want one!

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    September 14, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I love this idea! Seriously fabulous!!!

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    September 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I love it!


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    September 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for the great Tutorial! I made one and put it on my blog and linked back you you!

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    Katie @ Not Just Decorating
    September 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I love your pillow! It is adorable 🙂 I want to make one now!

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    September 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I saw this pillow in Pier One and thought the same thing…crazy price! I came home thinking I would make my own, but I’d rather try to win one from you! Great post~

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    Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    October 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Very cute and thrifty too!

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    October 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great Pillow! Very cute!

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    Beans and Buttons
    October 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I LOVE THESE!!!!

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    October 29, 2010 at 6:43 am

    so cute♥♥♥
    but i want to ask you if we can wash it.

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    November 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I featured you today on my blog I would love if you stopped by to check it out! Todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com


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    Black and White {Side by Side}
    November 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful!!! Saw your tutorial on Polly this morning and I’m def adding this to my diy gifts to give list 🙂

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    Katie Arruda
    December 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    SO CUTE! cannot wait to make my own!

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    January 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful! I actually like yours way better thsn Z Galleries! I made a yellow one for my babydolls nursery last night. http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1411/16719210150394500560122.jpg Thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂

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    susana gladis
    March 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    hermoso hermoso , el almohadón es muy original, gracias por compartirlo , lo vi en un blog de amigas que ya lo han hecho con distinto materiales , pero este me encanto , dejo saludos de argentina……..

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    April 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Yep, head over heels for this! Thank you so much – I’ll be making a bunch of these myself, now that my girls have seen them. You rock!

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    Last Minute Mel
    April 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This is so beautiful…you make me think I could try one myself…thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    April 18, 2011 at 2:35 am

    What a great looking pillow! I think I might have a pillow making party at my house! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    April 18, 2011 at 4:03 am

    This is seriously AWESOME! Will be copying it asap!

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    July 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Love the pillow! I’m so going to try this for my daughter’s bedroom. Adorable!

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    Chandeen @ Designed by Chance
    July 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    That pillow looks amazing. My cat would love to sit on it (hehe) but really, i may just do this for my next pillow project.

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    Michelle @ Sweet Something Design
    July 30, 2011 at 4:53 am

    What a great job! It looks fantastic!I love any project with felt. 🙂

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    August 1, 2011 at 7:30 am

    What a great project! Yours does indeed look way better than the original. How does the hot glue hold up to use?

    I found you through The CSI Project and I’m your newest follower. Come check me out and follow back, too, if you’re interested @ Carissa’s Creativity Space

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    September 4, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Um, yum! Absolutely adore!

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    September 6, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for the awesome tutorial. I just made one & will be posting it soon! And of course I will give your wonderful how-to the credit!

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    Evelyn Rocha
    September 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I totally love this pillow. Very, very beautiful 🙂 I haven’t even finished mine and i feel that i too will be obsessed once I’m done!!! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring me to make one!!!

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    Jen Jensen
    October 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

    My fav project is the felt flower pillow.

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    October 22, 2011 at 2:43 am

    This is perfect! Thank you for the tutorial. Definitely going to make this soon.

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    October 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Love your pillow. Gonna try it sometime!!!


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    October 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I LOVE this!!! I am your newest follower!! 🙂



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    October 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wowiee! That looks FABulous! Great great job! Your family and friends who will be getting those for Christmas are lucky indeed! Would you share here?


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    Grace @ Sense and Simplicity
    October 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Love the pillow and how ingenious to glue the petals on. I’m curious to know if they are holding up okay?

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    Chrissy & Nate
    November 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    GORGEOUS! I will be attempting this one (I’ll add it to my Pinterest “crafty” board!): let’s see if I have enough patience! Thanks for sharing!

    Chrissy @

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    November 8, 2011 at 4:06 am

    That pillow is Awesome!! I can’t wait to get to the fabric store, so that I can make one or two or three!!!! Sew Easy!

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    November 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    this turned out so cool! looks like a lot of work, but well worth it. I love crafting with felt 🙂

    I’d love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-32-and-features.html

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    Valerie Hayes
    December 27, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Just saw this on Tip Junkie and it is The Best felt flower pillow I’ve seen! FABulous job!! Thanks for sharing.


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    Kristen Duke Photography
    January 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make this!

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    Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants
    January 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    What a great pillow! I love to buy old wool coats from Goodwill and repurpose them, this might be a great project for that!

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    Kelly@Sense and Simplicitee
    January 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Love it! Must put on my to do list!

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    January 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Wow! That came out really good!

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    February 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    What a sassy little pillow! Great idea, making it for yourself and improving upon the original idea, it turned out fabulously! I’d love it if you’d share this over at the Head to Head Showdown link party, happening right now at http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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    Daniel A.Sizemore
    February 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for any other wonderful post. The place else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such info.
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    February 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Can you post a template for the petals? I want it to look exactly like yours! No room for error!

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    Some Lucky Dog
    July 1, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Yes, please do a giveaway! This is gorgeous!

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    September 4, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Thank you! I love the pillow! I had to go try it myself this weekend. I posted it on my blog and linked back to your tutorial. Thank you again!

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    September 5, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I’m going to have to try this soon!! Love

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    Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    October 22, 2012 at 5:15 am

    What a fun pillow! Love it! I am visiting via Pinterest!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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    October 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

    How much did this cost to make? We want to do it for a church activity!

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    dz femme
    December 19, 2013 at 4:46 am

    very nice thanx =)

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    July 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Hi, can you tell me roughly how much felt you used. I would love to try and make one!

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    August 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    In your tutorial you didnt give us the size of the various petals you cute out, i am a beginner in crafts.

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      Mallory & Savannah
      August 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Hi Lisa!

      They’re about 2×3″. Honestly, there’s no wrong or right way to do it. Whatever size petals you like best will work! Good luck and welcome to crafting!!! 🙂

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    November 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Please can you tell me where can I get the material and what type of material for flower felt pillow, thanks for sharing this pattern , you inspired me 🙂

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      Mallory & Savannah
      November 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Hi there! The material is felt is from Joanns fabrics. They have a great selection!


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    March 14, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Hello! Can I ask you how much felt have you bought for this pillow? I do not want to buy too much ?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      March 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

      When I was doing this project I bought 1-2 yards of fabric! Good luck making your pillow! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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    Saba Khan
    February 1, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Hi, very lovely idea. Can you wash this pillow provided thT you. Attach the parcels with glue!

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    Astrid Kotulski
    February 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I love the look of burlap, I realize it is not the softest material,but for looks only. Do you think this pillow with burlap would work?

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