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How To Make A DIY Spring Pillow with Scrap Fabric

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. Plus, these would make great Mother’s Day Gifts and Graduation Gifts.

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 a great Mother’s Day Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Bridal Gifts and more.

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

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Great Mother’s Day Gift

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

Begin 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 card board 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 will 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.

Be sure that the card stock or card board remain under the design as a protective layer between the two fabrics until the project is complete.

Begin at the outside of each circle or flower and apply a bead of fabric glue. Working from the outside begin to add fabric by twisting the strips and pressing into the glue. It will usually hold the fabric in place right away, 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 just after I was finished and the glue is still wet.

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

Go and 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 be sharing all the Spring update 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 pom’s. See how to make a Jute Tassel here. Go crazy and let me see what you make.

See Video Tutorial Here

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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Thursday 21st of April 2022

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. You continue to amaze me.


Saturday 23rd of April 2022

Renae, I really appreciate your encouragement.

Heather Krout

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I love this Rachel!! The pillow turned out gorgeous!! May need to make one for my Mom this Mother's day! Thank you!


Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Heather, I'm so glad you found this helpful. Let me know how your pillow turns out.

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Friday 4th of March 2022

Jennifer, Thanks so much for sharing my diy.

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Sunday 2nd of May 2021

This is so lovely, Rachel! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Monday 3rd of May 2021

You are welcome.