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

    Erin 🙂

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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~

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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

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

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. 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~

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


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

  19. 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……..

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!!!

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

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


  27. 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!

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

  29. 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 🙂

  30. 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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