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:

Nellie said...

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.

Mark said...

I wanna be your son's teacher!
m.

Stacey said...

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

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

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

Ashlyn said...

You're Valentine pillow is beautiful! Love it!

Miriam said...

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

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

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

Candace said...

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

thetwistedmindofearl said...

Love Brandi! You make the bestest pillows! :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

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

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

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 :)

Noelle said...

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

Sue said...

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

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

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

Enjoy your weekend.
Pam

Jen @ The Decor Scene said...

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

Petticoat Junktion said...

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

Full Circle Creations said...

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

Holly

Dia Dean said...

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.

Mrs. Chic said...

such a pretty and thoughtful gift!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

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

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

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

Honey at 2805 said...

This is so sweet and such a nice gift too!

Create With Me said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Katherines Corner said...

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

Optimistic Mom said...

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

Tranae said...

This is the cutest.

Sherry said...

Brandi, that is so cute and creative!

Leah Koenig said...

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

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

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

Carli said...

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

ifthesekinkscldtalk said...

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.

Leslie said...

Love!!!! You r so talented!!!

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

I love this pillow too! Pinning!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
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Ruth said...

THis pillow is so cute. I love it.
Ruth

srpprcrftr said...

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

Candie@Craftbaby.com said...

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