You can imagine my disappoint to find out that it's no longer available, but then I thought to myself: "I can make that"! We woke up to snow last week and four degree temperatures this week; and because of the cold outside, I started to think about Christmas and winter projects. It was the perfect time for me to try making a pillow. While browsing on Pinterest, I saw a few knockoffs for this pillow, one of them from The Decorated House.
Here's what I did to create my own version of the pillow.
1 sheet of white felt (the 25 cent craft sheet)
1 package of pompoms
Scissors/ rotary cutter and mat
I began by cutting my linen fabric (the dimensions of the pillow insert are 16 1/2" X 16 1/2"). The 1/2 inch is your seam allowance.
I like to reuse pillows: a pocket pillow is an easy way to cover up an old pillow. To create my pocket pillow, I followed the same instructions as in my tutorial on pocket pillows.
I wanted my wreath to be in the middle of the fabric and round, so I used a dinner plate as a guide tracing lightly around it.
Now it was time to move on to creating my leaves. I didn't take a photo of this step, but I simply drew a leaf to the size and shape I wanted. I then traced the shape of the leaf onto the piece of felt. You may think cutting all the small leaves is very time consuming, but I just sat one evening while watching TV and cut them out. It really didn't take that long.
I then began placing them on my cloth. Once I had them placed where I wanted them, I put a small dab of fabric glue behind the leaf to hold it in place. After the glue had dried I took the project to my sewing machine and began sewing the veins into the leaves. Since I wanted the vein to show up on the leaf, I used a slightly darker thread than the fabric while still keeping the tone on tone effect.
After all the leaves were sewed on, I then began to randomly place my pompoms. Once I had them placed where I wanted them, I glued them to the fabric using fabric glue.
I left it dry over night (I wanted the glue to dry completely before inserting my pillow). The next morning I inserted my pillow, and the project was finished.
This pillow could be created using different color felt and pompoms or colored fabric to give it a little different look.
Have you made any projects lately? Have a great day!