Thursday, January 12, 2012

Super-easy Valentine's pillows

Christmas decorations have finally come down and Valentine's decorations are appearing all over the place! I doubt most of us know a thing about St. Valentine, but we surely love to celebrate the day that's named for him, don't we?

I made two Valentine's Day pillows so easily and cheaply that I just had to share them with you. The pillows are for my front porch, which is furnished as an outdoor living room.

I made the pillows from drop cloths. I simply took two pillow forms, cut two pieces of drop cloth one inch bigger on each side (I like 1" seam allowances because I'm not a very good seamstress!), and stitched the pieces together on three sides to form pillow cases. Then I stuffed the pillow forms inside and stitched the fourth sides together. Easy as pie.

To make the Valentine's pillows, I used these felt ornaments that I bought at Target on after-Christmas clearance. The original price for these was $1.00 for a package of three, which made them 10 cents for a package of three in the 90%-off clearance sale. (By the way, this is still going on at my Target store!) I'm a big spender, so I bought six packages. 60 cents! If you don't have heart-shaped ornaments, you could easily cut heart shapes out of felt, which would also be very inexpensive.

Then I simply spaced the hearts out on my pillow forms and hot-glued them in place. (I just used three dots of glue per heart--these pillows won't see too much wear and tear, so a tiny amount of glue should be sufficient to hold the hearts in place. You could also adhere the hearts with fabric glue or Stitch Witchery, or you could sew them in place.)

And that's it! Super-easy Valentine's pillows! What do you think?

I'm joining these fun parties:


Kelly said...

That turned out so cute! I saw those felt style ornaments last time I was at Target and there were tons to choose from. That was a good idea to use those that way.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Richella, The pillow are adorable! What a cute idea.


This is a fun idea ... I saw these hearts on sale at Target here, too.


Patti said...

What a great idea. The pillow is adorable! =)

Patti said...

Pretty clever - and I especially like the pillows on the larger couch...we are expecting snow so I can't even imagine sitting outside right now!!

Marla and Steve said...

Adorable!! And the added plus, so easy on the budget.

New Every Morning said...

You are so creative (how many times have I said that to you?)
What a great idea!

Amanda said...

This is such a wonderful idea, looks lovely!

Paula said...

They look great and it's nice that you can easily change the look to something else. You were smart to think ahead when you saw them on sale after Christmas.

Denise said...

I love this, I need to refresh my pillows on my front porch too. Might have to try this, or some flowers for spring!

Southern Lady said...

I love these! You are so creative! Carla

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Oh girl, great minds think alike! I got the white ones and was thinking of something similar (if I ever get around to doing it!!) But I *love* the red. Adorable and so easy. xo

Cyndi@Walking in Grace and Beauty said...

That pillow is so cute! I'm looking forward to our new adventure starting on Wednesday!!
Love ya,

Leslie said...


FrouFrouBritches said...

Wow! I need to check my Target. What a super cute idea, Richella! I love it!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Oh my gosh! Those are adorable! My Target had the green felt trees, not those cute hearts!! I love them, and I love your porch! xoxo

Kristin said...

I bought those same ornaments in all the colors they had. I'm thinking of hanging them from some branches in a vase, or maybe a garland for the fireplace or both.

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