Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An American Flag Pillow

My favorite holiday is the 4th of July.  When I was a kid it used to mean fireworks and free hot dogs at the fire station.  Since then it's become a reminder of the men and women who have served our country.  I have many family members who have served in the military and who are currently serving.  I created this pillow for my friend Stacey, whose husband just returned safely from deployment.

The fabric was ordered from Ebay.

After cutting the flag out, I used hem tape to secure the fabric to the burlap.




A handmade pillow perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th!


I hope you enjoyed the patriotic twist on my burlap pillow.




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57 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Cool creation Brandi!! And now I'm craving hot dogs and burgers lol!

pam {simple details} said...

What a sweetheart you are, Brandi! I love your patriotic pillow!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Brandi!!

Kar said...

What a sweet gift and easy also. Love it!!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your friend is lucky to have you. :) Such a sweet gift you made! I love the 4th of July too.

Kim M said...

That's a very sweet gesture! I love the pillow...I could see a few of these peppered around my patio!

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

But of course I love this pillow. Its perfect for Memorial day and the 4th! I love all your pillows!!

Karen said...

Brandi that is beautiful, touching and thoughtful. You're pillows are always fantastic.

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful Brandi! What a sweet gesture for a returning soldier.

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Love this pillow, Brandi! Your friend will love this, I'm sure.

Megan said...

Okay, that is gorgeous and I love that you include cleaning instructions, how thoughtful!

Charisa said...

This is such a great project! And love those personalized tags!

Ordinary J said...

Great for the upcoming memorial day!! I love the trim. Nice workmanship!! You should sell this on Etsy!!

yours truly, melissa said...

So cute! I love the burlap offset by the flag... Perfect Fourth of July decor.

therelishedroost said...

Great job I love it!

Dee D said...

Brandi, you are a sewing genius. I love the Fourth of July, too and that pillow is absolutely perfect for the upcoming holidays. I also got a kick out of the tag you included. It was the perfect finishing touch.

Red Rose Alley said...

Brandi,
I love this flag pillow, and it will be perfect for the Fourth of July. You did a great job. My mom used to sew and made all my clothes growing up. She even made my wedding dress. I think that is such a talent you have.

~Sheri

Brigitte said...

I love Fourth of July! This pillow is great Brandi!

My Garden Diaries said...

Hey lady!!! This pillow is absolutely beautiful! Wow! Do you have a gift!!! And your memories of the 4th growing up were a lot like mine! Such a lovely space you have here! A wonderful week to you! Nicole xo

Morgan said...

What a sweet thought for your friend. I would never have thought to do that for a friend whose husband came home. I think it's a great idea and I love the tag you sewed in on the side. Such a great gift to honor someone who served and their family.

Of the comely said...
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Of the comely said...

Wow you did a great job on that pillow. Thanks for checking out my blog. Hope to see you again soon:)

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is a great idea!!

Susie

Charity said...

Great idea...I have been into different types of fun pillows lately.
charity
www.lifeafterbaseball.net

Shelly said...

Great job Brandi. Love your pillow designs.

Forever Engaged said...

I want one! I need throw pillows, I wish I could make some with nautical themes.... Thanks for the inspiration!

homefornowblog said...

This is great! I never think about doing holiday specific pillows! I love it!

Harlynn said...

Beautiful work!!
Your friend will adore the gift, so thoughtful.
I like your reasoning as to why the 4th of July is your favorite holiday by the way! XD

<3
Harlynn
mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

Jamala Wallace said...

Oh wow.. i love that.. you did a fantastic job on it.. hmmm gives me an idea to make for my son when he comes home...

Beate said...

Wow, this is an awesome idea! I love it :)

Sissym Mascarenhas said...



Hi Friend! :)

Your suggestion was very good!

Kisses

Vel Criste said...

Awwww, what a sweet and thoughtful gift Brandi! not to mention beautiful too! I know Stacey will love it! She's a doll and I adore you ladies both, glad to see what she's been up to on IG since I do kind miss her blog posts. :-)

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Brandi you are honestly one of the most talented people I know. I love this pillow, it's super cool (and btw we need to be a lil more patriotic!)

Julia Konya said...

LOve it and the label is adorable too

Keoshia said...

Great pillow, I can do DIY's but I can sew for nothing, lol!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Brandi, Your flag pillow is gorgeous. I love the burlap background and the added touch with your handmade tag. You are so talented. The 4th of July growing up was always special for me too. We had fireworks in the park down the street from my house and neighbors would gather together to enjoy the show.
It really is a time to salute the many men and women who serve and have served our country to keep us free.
Your pillow is a great symbol of that.
Hugs

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Brandi, Your friend will love this cushion, you have done a beautiful job. I love the personal touch of the hand written tag.
Best Wishes
Daphne

simplychic said...

wow!!! you are so talented!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Love the pillow. Great job!

Weekend-Windup said...

I respect your love over the country. Handmade pillow looks very beautiful!

Natasha In Oz said...

This is a brilliant project, Brandi. You did a fabulous job with that patriotic cushion!

If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Natasha in Oz

Libby said...

You always make the best pillows! :-)

Linda said...

Beautiful and creative!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Brandi, I am new to your blog and wanted to say how much I enjoyed my visit. This is a beautiful pillow! To your family and friends who are in the services and to those who have retired, I would like to give my thanks. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Good morning, Brandi!
I love your pillow! It's a simple and clean design . . . you did a great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family,
Suzanne

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I LOVE the pillow you made, Brandi! The welting and the tag give it that extra special finishing touch. xoxo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a cute pillow, Brandi! Your talent just never ceases to amaze me! This is really pretty!

Kisha said...

Absolutely beautiful pillow Brandi! I love it and such a sweet and generous thing to do.

Ann HisGraceToMe said...

Wow, I love everything about that pillow! The blue trim really sets it off.

Shannon Hawk said...

This is just beautiful! I love everything, the colors, the texture! Pinned:)

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Brandi, your pillows never disappoint! Love this in the light burlap! Been too busy to blog recently but had to see what you were up to!

Lee J said...

So talented!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Brandi, you are the sweetest! I love your pillow and bet that Stacey (such a cool gal, isn't she?!) loved it too. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

JG said...

Your friend will enjoy her new pillow! I like your "handmade by" label, too.
~Judy

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

These are great! I think I need to make a set for my front porch rocking chairs!!!

Tonya said...

Pretty!
I love all your pillows! yes, I would certainly buy them from your etsy shop. :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is ADORABLE!!! I have a thing for patriotic décor so this is right up my alley. Absolutely precious!!!