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Create Upcycled Magic: DIY Scrap Fabric Floral Spring Pillow

Today, I’m sharing How To Make A DIY Spring Pillow using scrap fabrics with an easy no-sew method. This fun and creative craft project is addictive, and you may be ripping up your clothes to make one. In addition, this fun craft would make great Mother’s Day Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Bridal Gifts, and more.

Y’all, pillows are the easiest and cheapest way to update your spaces for Spring. You can completely change your color scheme with fun, creative pillows.

Supplies for DIY Spring Pillow

  • Pillow Cover 20×20
  • Permanent Fabric Glue
  • Fabric Scraps – Torn strips approx. 1/4-1/2 inch wide. Lengths can vary.
  • Card Board or Card Stock to draw template
  • Green Sharpie Pen
  • Scissors
Ripe scrapes of fabric from clothing or leftover projects to make a scrap fabric pillow cover.

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Great Mother’s Day Gift

Seriously, I can think of many fun and creative ways to use this idea. It only takes a small amount of fabric to create each flower, and you control how large the flowers and leaves are.

  1. Use baby clothes to create a pillow for a keepsake.
  2. Use fabrics from your wedding to create a pillow keepsake
  3. Create a Pillow for your mother using fabrics from each of her children or grandchildren.
  4. Use fabrics or other memorabilia from a favorite vacation or holiday.
  5. A graduation gift with sports fabrics representing sports played over the years.

I’d love to hear any additional ideas you might have for this project.

Let’s Get Creative

You can start by purchasing or making a 20 x 20 Pillow cover. I use these inexpensive linen blend pillow covers, and they look great.

Then use a piece of cardboard or card stock to make a template that will fit inside the pillow cover. I just tapped two pieces of card stock together.

Draw a simple sketch of your design onto the card stock using a sharpie pen. Then, slide the card stock inside the pillow cover and center the drawing to your desired location.

Draw a template to position each flower evenly over the pillow cover.

Sketch Your Design & Create Flowers

Once everything is aligned to your satisfaction, you can trace your design onto the pillow cover using the green sharpie pen. The only part of the design that will show after the pillow is complete is the stems.

Ensure the card stock or card board remains under the design as a protective layer between the two fabrics until the project is complete.

Trace design onto blank pillow cover

You can begin at the outside of each circle or flower and apply a bead of fabric glue. Working from the outside, add fabric by twisting the strips and pressing them into the glue. It will usually hold the fabric in place immediately; however, if it does not, you can use straight pins until the glue sets.

Use fabric glue to adhere scrap fabric to pillow cover to make SPring Farmhouse Style Pillow

Continue working the fabric strips inward, adding glue as you go. This is where you can use different color combinations, etc.

See how easy that was! This photo is from just after I was finished, and the glue is still wet.

You will want to give your glue time to dry. Check for any loose areas and apply more glue if necessary.

Let’s get that glue off your fingers and let this dry.

Colorful Spring Flower Pillow Cover made with scrap fabrics for Mother's Day or Easter.  Baby Showers, etc.

Then fill the pillow cover with a 20 x 20 Pillow form and TA-DA! A gorgeous spring pillow.

Scrap Fabric Flower Spring Pillow for Mother's Day, Easter or any occasion.  Farmhouse-style or cottage-style pillow.

I’m using this pillow on our guest bed. This spring, I’ve pulled out a family heirloom quilt for this bedroom, and I’ll share all the Spring updates for this room in a later post.

I can’t wait to hear all the inspiring Mother’s Day Gift ideas. A flower for each grandchild is my favorite.

The pillow colors are perfect with the vintage quilt.

You can see similar projects:

The pillow can be embellished with tassels or pom poms. See how to make a Jute Tassel here. Go crazy, and let me see what you make.

See the Video Tutorial Here

Upcycled scrap Fabric Easy No Sew Spring Pillow Cover
Easy Scrap Fabric Pillow Cover Project for Spring.  Great Mother's Day or Easter Gift.

I hope this inspires you to get creative and think outside the box this Spring.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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DIY Spring Pillow from scrap fabrics for a cottage style seasonal pillow cover.
How to Make a Spring Flower Pillow with scrap fabrics for a Farmhouse style seasonal pillow cover.


Tuesday 14th of May 2024

I love your ideas. How do I subscribe to emails? I clicked on the subscribe button and it took me to a blank page, no place to sign up.

Cheryl Atkinson

Sunday 5th of May 2024

Hi Rachel! You make everything look so easy but i guarantee if i try to twist the fabric into the glue as i attempt this, mine will not look like flowers. Haha. Thank you for sharing. I do love this pillow.


Monday 6th of May 2024

Cheryl, You are so sweet. I bet you'd do better than you think. Let me know if you try.


Monday 22nd of April 2024

What size canvas did you use for the Heron, and where did you purchase it from.


Tuesday 23rd of April 2024

Carol, The heron was a screen print that my friend found at a thrift store and I just painted over it. I'm not sure of the size because it's at her beach house.


Friday 16th of February 2024

I love this idea! I haven't worked with fabric glue before, but this looks so fun I want to get some! Could you share your tips for washing the finished pillow cover? Thanks!


Saturday 17th of February 2024

Jenny, I hand wash the pillow covers with gentle soap. I'm glad you like this idea. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 31st of March 2023

Rachel, you always have amazing Projects. The pillow is so beautiful💖


Friday 31st of March 2023

Roberta, I really appreciate this.