Friday, April 20, 2012

Satin Flower Pillows

I'll admit it - I'm not ashamed - I have a small obsession with making pillows!  Eventually I would like to turn my obsession into profit by opening an Etsy shop, but for now I enjoy making pillows for my home, family and friends.  So when my friend celebrated her birthday last month, it came as no surprise that I'd make her a couple of pillows(in the colors of her choice).

Rather than cut out a bunch of felt I decided to purchase some polyester satin to embellish her pillows. I purchased the polyester satin from Hobby Lobby.  It was cheap, and easy to work with and a very forgiving fabric.

I added the flowers to the pillows using a method I saw at Jones Design Company.  Once you cut out your shapes they do not need to be perfect.  As the fabric edges melt and curl, they will take on their own shape.
To protect my hands, I held the fabric over the flame using my tweezers.

Using my glue gun, I attached each flower to the pillow.  I added the detail in the center of each flower with puffy paint.









So simple and easy to make!  Thank-you Emily for inspiring me!


29 comments:

  1. I'm here to testify that you, indeed, make fabulous pillows!
    Lovin' mine!
    m.

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  2. I knew that you were up to something good! Love the pillows I'm glad you didn't burn the house down,LOL have a great weekend. Will you be sharing these next week at Pillow Palooza? You should!!

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  3. those pillows are darling, love the flowers! Opening up and Esty shop is a great Idea! I often think of opening up one too...but not for pillows maybe throws!

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  4. Wow! Your pillows are beautiful!

    And thank you for visiting me at my blog. I've loved my visit here and will definitely be back. Have a great weekend :)

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  5. What a unique technique! Great looking flowers :)
    JoAnn

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  6. oh! Wow! as always great ideas! Those flowers look so cute on your fab pillows!

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  7. Those roses on the pillows are amazing!

    Kisses

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  8. That is a unique way to make the flowers! I have to try that. Wonder if I will light myself on fire. May have to have the fire extinguisher handy.

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  9. So stinking cute! Thanks for sharing how to make the flowers!

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  10. They are so sweet! I've said it forever please open an etsy!!! Lol

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  11. They turned out amazing!!!! You need to go into the pillow business.

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  12. Hi Brandi, how's it going? Your pillows are gorgeous, especially the touch with the puffy paint. That detail really takes them to another level. I think you'd do great with a pillow business. I'm having such a hard time trying to wait until after vacation to buy a new sewing machine. Seeing your beautiful pillows have me ~sew~ inspired! Hope you'll link them at Frugal Treasures Tuesday.
    By the way, all of your great recipes will get me in trouble also. lol

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  13. Brandy These are lovely, truly. I love your colors choices too. xo

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  14. Beautiful pillows Brandi. love those flowers.

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  15. These are so pretty! Your friend must have been thrilled, that lucky girl:)

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  16. These pillows are so pretty!!! Love both of them! And I have a pillow making obsession too lol, they are just so much fun to make, and I love how they instantly change the look of a room!

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  17. Oh.Em.Gee! These sare gorgeous! I will be sure to give you credit when I make mine! TFS...I'm pinning this!

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  18. Oh wow Brandi,
    these are so beautiful!
    great job!
    love everything about them!
    amber

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  19. Brandi,

    I'm loving your pillows! Seriously. They caught my eye (oh, and we are standing right next to each other at Kim's party tonight. But we've mingled and met before ...)

    I just opened my Etsy last Friday and it sells .... drumroll ... pillows!

    Love yours,

    :)

    Linda

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  20. What a great tip. I would love if you shared it with my readers on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/show-off-monday-3-and-craft.html

    ~Taylor

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  21. Gorgeous! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  22. those pillows are SO pretty! i love that look of the flowers clustered.

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  23. So cute on pillows! I have made a bunch of these with my daughters for barrettes. They are really cute in their little hairdos. I never thought of putting them on pillows but it looks darling! Thanks.

    Bobi

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  24. Love these! I have seen this technique used with floral jewelry but not on pillows and I have to say I love it Brandi! I think a side business would be great:)

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  25. Oh goodness, I feel so out of touch in blogland! These are absolutely gorgeous, and if I accidentally burn up some fabric I'll just tell my hubby that you were able to do it with fab results lol;)

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