Saturday, March 26, 2011

Flower Pillows

Ok... how cute are these?!


These Fleece Flower Petal Pillows were created by Laura at Come Together Kids.

The second I saw this I was planning my trip to the fabric store.  Lucky me, Joann's had their fleece at 50% off.  It was meant to be.

I love that she shares instructions for the non-sewer as well.  This could easily be done with scissors and a hot glue gun.  I followed her great instructions for the first pillow I made.  Of course, I gave that away to a special little girl before I could snag a photo of it... but trust me... it looks very similar to those above.

The second pillow I decided to try some changes.

Instead of sewing the two circles of fleece together, I cut an extra 5" strip to sew in-between the two.
This gave a flat (er) top to place the petals.

I left my seams on the outside, and using pinking sheers to finish the edges.

I found a nicer result when I overlapped my petals a bit.
I didn't do this on the first (outer row), but did with the rest.

And the petals are finished!

I loved how Laura used the two shades of yellow for the middle.
Ok... guess one is more orange... but I love the look!

Since I shaped my pillow differently, I had to come up with another way to attach the leaves.

I added hot glue to the bottom corner of each, and glued them to the side.
I liked how they flopped open at the edge, but still looked nice it they were flipped up (as I am holding it).

My finished pillow.

And here it is on Charlotte's bed (top bunk).  She loves it.
Now I need to make a pink one for Tatum.

Thanks Laura for a great tutorial!  Be sure to stop by and check it out!

52 comments:

  1. Rachel, those turned out awesome! I really like the idea of the extra panel to make two flat sides ~ so smart. I'll have to use that technique on my next ones.

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  2. I saw these pillows around blog land too! I love your thicker version and the color really pops!

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  3. I have really been WANTING to make these pillows! I tried to scour the web to find a tutorial, so THANKS! Do you think I could make them with a more silky fabric so they could be adult?

    Thanks!

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  4. You made it into the finals at Saturday Mornings! Here is the link:

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/round-four-finalists-for-march.html

    Voting will begin tonight! I will send you a button to display and prizes will be announced when voting starts! Good luck!

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  5. Rachel, one of the best craft idea I came across this week. Thanks for sharing!

    We made a Parrot using a Paper Toilet roll, check it out @ http://blog.memetales.com/2011/03/parrot-kids-craft/

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  6. These are awesome Rachel! I really need to learn to sew.

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  7. OMG! Those are to die for! I'd LOVE to try making those! Hmmmm....

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  8. Voting started tonight! Remember, you are one of finalists for Best of March 2011 at Saturday Mornings! Congrats again, there were over 700 entries! Here is the link to the voting area, and be sure to grab your button on the right sidebar at the very bottom to display here and drive your readers to vote! Good luck!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/voting-for-best-of-march-2011-here.html

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  9. SO very cute!! They turned out so great :)

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  10. Those are beautiful,wish I sewed! Would be a great giveaway (hint..)

    Good job!
    julie

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  11. Looks wonderful, you've done an amazing job!

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  12. That is SO COOL! Thanks for describing how you did it in such great detail. I can't wait to try making one for my DGD.

    fondly,
    Rettabug

    ps. I found you via Petite Hermine & I found her via The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday meme. LOL Doncha' love cyber surfing?

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  13. This pillow is so cute. Thanks for showing us how to make it.

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  14. Love, love, love this! Great work! I hope you'll come by and check my blog out sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE how you did yours as well!!!

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  16. LOving the larger pillow!
    Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  17. So cute...Love the color you chose, too. Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway!

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  18. Wow i love your pillow! I was going through my stash yesterday and found I have a LOT of fleece. Some of it will be made into pillows like these. Thanks !

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  19. Your pillow is amazing! Just found it on Under the Table and Dreaming. Love the colors and the extra panel. I am your newest fan! Also, thank you for introducing me to Laura at Come Together Kids! Looking forward to more awesomeness! :) Mimi

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  20. This is way awesome!! I'm in the process of redoing my daughter's room and she would love this!! Thank you so much for the idea!

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  21. Oh these look absolutely brilliant!! I have so much fleece in my stash I HAVE to try this!!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  22. Darling! These are on my to-make list too :)

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  23. WOW WOW WOW I love these! I need to make some of these. They make me smile!!! Visiting you back from barbwired. Hope to see you again soon!!!

    Amber @ barbwired

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  24. Super cute! (I even left a note for laura at Come Together Kids). I like the changes you made.

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  25. Hey there! I'm showing you off at Crafts & Sutch today! Pop on over to take a peek and grab a Sutch an Inspiration button! :)

    Erin

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  26. These are gorgeous - I'm bookmarking them for my daughter's bedroom :)

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  27. Wow-this pillow is adorable-I'm your newest follower!!

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  28. Wow, this pillow is just beautiful! I love the shape, the color, the details. My daughters would love a pillow like this. Too bad I didn't have your amazing sewing talent. Thanks for sharing this inspiring project.
    Shauna
    http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/

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  29. I just came over from Someday Crafts and these pillows are AMAZING! Love them.

    I'm your newest follower!

    making life a Bliss

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  30. I LOVE it!! I too was admiring Laura's pillows, but I love the thickness your gave to yours. It looks great in her room! Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie! :) I always love coming to visit your projects!

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  31. Rachel-

    These are darling. Love. Love. Love them! I also love when Joann's has their fleece for 50% off. I need to go there tonight.

    I just stumbled across your blog, wish I would have found it sooner...

    I'd LOVE if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

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  32. hiya , cute idea and fab tutorial , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  33. super, super cute! and you made the process look easier than I thought it would be.

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  34. oh my gosh these are amazing!! You amaze me every week!!

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  35. How fun are these?! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  36. I love it! So cute! I saw the original flowers and wanted to make one. Now I've seen yours and I REALLY want to make one like it! So cute! Awesome job!

    http://ahenandherchicks.blogspot.com/

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  37. I am using the google translator.
    I liked it, original and modern! Beautiful!

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  38. Totally adorable!! Looks so cute! Great job.
    Thanks for linking up!

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  39. Rachel this is fabulous, love the color too! Happy Friday Hugs!

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  40. This is awesome. I saw you at It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday by It's So Stinkin' Cute.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

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  41. Thanks for linking up again! We are going to be featuring your pillows this week over at Sister Sister Sunday!

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  42. Oh my gosh!! I LOVE it!! So so fun.
    Jenn

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  43. Beautiful!! Happy to see your creative ideas linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  44. This is adorable! It would be cute in a Tinkerbell themed room too!...Sophie just saw the Tinkerbell movie for the first time the other night and she's crazy for Tink now!

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