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
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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.
- Use baby clothes to create a pillow for a keepsake.
- Use fabrics from your wedding to create a pillow keepsake
- Create a Pillow for your mother using fabrics from each of her children or grandchildren.
- Use fabrics or other memorabilia from a favorite vacation or holiday.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Then fill the pillow cover with a 20 x 20 Pillow form and TA-DA! A gorgeous spring 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.
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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.
I hope this inspires you to get creative and think outside the box this Spring.