Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine's Day Pillow

I am excited to share an inexpensive Valentine's Day gift idea with you!

I enjoy giving flowers and candy to my son's teacher for the holidays.  This year I thought I would do something different and make a pillow, to give her a gift she could enjoy for as long as she chooses.

To make the pillow, I started by cutting hearts out of leftover fabric.

I folded each heart in half and ironed a crease in the middle to give each heart dimension.

Next, I ironed each heart flat to make for easier placement on the pillow form.

Using my hot glue gun, I attached each heart to the pillow, one overlapping the other.

I finished the the pillow by adding a button in the center.






I hope she loves it!



I am linking this post to:
Valentine's Day Bloggers.550House of Rose

39 comments:

  1. wow, this is so beautiful!! Now you have inspired me to give my boys teachers vday gifts!! If I got this I'd be so happy and I would keep it forever. Awesome job.

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  2. I wanna be your son's teacher!
    m.

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  3. this is beautiful! i'd love to switch places with your son's teacher:-). have a great weekend Brandi!

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  4. Super cute and this is indeed an awesome present for teachers:)! Great job Brandi!

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  5. You're Valentine pillow is beautiful! Love it!

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  6. Beautiful pillow! You always have the best ideas :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  7. I want to be your son's teacher too! Awesome sweet Brandy. Happy weekend.
    FABBY

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  8. This is super cute. When I was a teacher I never got gorg presents like this! I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/02/diy-craft-link-party.html

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  9. ohmygoodness, Brandi! I LOVE that pillow! It's gorgeous!!!

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  10. Love Brandi! You make the bestest pillows! :)

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  11. I think I'd like to be your son's teacher if I get presents like that!! This is LOVELY, Brandi - I'm certain she'll be thrilled! You sweetiepie!

    Sarahx

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  12. Hi! visiting from tt&j. I love how this pillow turned out! And you made it look so simple. Like even I can do it.. hmmmm :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party :)

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  13. Hey Brandi! You always make the most lovely pillows!! I am sure your son's teacher will love it!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. How absolutely cute! And easy, too. Even this non-crafter could make this! Your son's teacher is going to love it, Brandi.

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  15. I love the pillow! You are so darn creative! I bet the teachers LOVE having your kids (and you!)

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Pam

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  16. Brandi, I love it!!! What an awesome idea.

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  17. so cute brandi, love the red and brown. thanks for your comments on my pink dresser. Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

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  18. Love that little pillow. It turned out great! I just might have to try that.

    Holly

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  19. Aww I bet your son's teacher will adore this. It's a keepsake item vs something you eat or toss after a week. Love it.

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  20. such a pretty and thoughtful gift!

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  21. How darling is this pillow. I love the 3D look! I'd love to have you submit it to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com

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  22. SO perfect! Love the contrast of the burlap and the red heart wreath!

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  23. Cute, cute! Your child's teacher is so lucky! I would have loved this sweet sentiment but I'm retired now!!

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  24. This is so sweet and such a nice gift too!

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  25. Love the way you dressed up this burlap pillow! The creases in the petals are such small details but make huge impact. Visiting from Today's Creative Blog linky party. With love, My

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  26. Brandi, this is too cute! Girl, you are the queen of pillows!! You son's teacher will love this! Great gift idea!!!

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  27. it's lovely. I really like the combination of textures for this pillow too. I know she will love it! xo

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  28. Once again you made it look so easy and so beautiful! Take another bow!

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  29. Brandi, that is so cute and creative!

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  30. Super cute Brandi! I'm thinking about a new collection of throw pillows for my couch...something like this would look perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    Found you on Someday Crafts
    Visiting from Well Rounded, leahkoenig.blogspot.com

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  31. How could she not love it! I think anyone would seriously:) it's great because she can use it year round too!

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  32. Beautiful as always! Pillow Queen strikes again!!! ;)

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  33. I love the nickname Pillow Queen! Maybe you can patent it and go into a partnership with the Mattress KING! LOL

    Love this pillow. Very Creative.

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  34. THis pillow is so cute. I love it.
    Ruth

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  35. Great pillow, so pretty and simple. Gotta love that gorgeous flower. You're so talented and clever. Great project to copy. I don't have fabric but do have red felt so will be cranking out those hearts to make a pillow. No teacher to give to so might just have to keep it for me to put on our bed. So glad you shared. Happy Week

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  36. LOVE this pillow! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

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