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Friday, November 4, 2011

Poinsettia Pillow

Click here to download template

Don't get me wrong--I'm not trying to skip over any holidays here.  I love November because it has Thanksgiving AND my birthday!  But while browsing the Pottery Barn website the other day I came across this pillow and knew I had to recreate it in my Christmas colors.  

Pottery barn original, which is no longer for sale




Supplies:
Felt (I used white, and used about 7 sheets)
Embroidery thread or crochet thread (I used crochet)
Pillow form or stuffing
Fabric for pillow
Coordinating thread for sewing pillow
Jingle bells (or buttons, or whatever you want to use in the middle)

I cut out 15 petals from the felt.  Five each of 6 inches tall, 9 inches and 12 inches.  After I cut these I changed the shape of the bottom a little, so that they were a little narrower.

I stitched lines down the middle of each petal using a longer top stitch and shorter bottom stitch.  To give each petal a bit of dimension I pulled on the thread a little before I knotted it so the felt scrunched up.

Make the pillow.  I had a pillow that I was just going to recover, so I measured it out and sewed a sleeve to fit around it.  I used pillow cover instructions from Madigan Made.  I also sewed a rounded edge for the corners.




Next it's time to build the poinsettia.  Lay the pieces out on top of the pillow to get the arrangement you like.  The large petals go down first.  The medium ones go in each of the spaces, and the smallest 5 go on top, lining up with the bottom 5.  To make it easier on myself, I used hot glue to attach the petals to each other as I built each layer. (But don't glue it to the pillow yet!)

Sew the bells into the center of the flower.


Pin It

Attach flower to the pillow.  Here you can do whatever you're most comfortable with--stitching or gluing.  I chose glue!  Since it's a decorative pillow, it won't get much use, and the jingle bells will certainly discourage any napping on it.

Now, go make your own pillow to match your Christmas theme--and then I'd love to see it!  Have fun!

**Lindsay at Country Girl Home just sent me a link to the one she made.  It's beautiful...check it out!**
**So did Mary from Sweetwater Style**
**Michelle from The Gluten Free Wife made several for a gift exchange**


  

53 comments:

  1. The pillow is gorgeous. I LOVE it.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh wow that looks so amazing in blue and white!
    Karlene

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  3. WOW! that pillow really looks great. The blue and white just pop. Nice recreation!!

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  4. I am pinning this....definitely on my todo list. Thanks for the tutorial, this is truly beautiful!

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  5. YOUR PILLOW IS JUST FABULOUS! And I am loving that we can bond over feeling a bit Christmas-y. I absolutely adore the colors you chose too! Truly...I am not so awesome with the knock-off thing. But yours is just stunning. :)

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  6. Great pillow! I love the contrast of the blue and white!

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  7. How beautiful! And I love the bells in the center! This is definitely going on my Christmas Pin Board!

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  8. What a fun pillow! I love that blue and how the poinsettia just pops! Lovely...

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  9. What a great knock off! Love the blue and the jingle bells!

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  10. What a great tutorial for this beautiful pillow! It's on my "to do" list. I'd love if you would share this at my Christmas Craft Tutorial Party that I have going on through November at Project Queen. I'm a follower!
    http://projectqueen.org/christmas-craft-tutorial-link-up-party

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  11. What a fantastic job you did on this! I love blue and white! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn

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  12. Wow! Thanks for the tutorial. This pillow is just georgous. I will try this one. Great job!

    Cindy @ changeofpacecreations.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this idea! I'm not much of a sewer but I'll try my best, I'd love to do this for Christmas.

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  14. Oh so pretty, with my sister's new love for all things PB I know exactly what I'll be making her for Christmas! Thanks for the great idea!

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  15. umm yess! I love this. I have been searching for tasteful holiday throw pillows (yes already) in my colors. Maybe I just need to make these. Great knock off. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love It!
    Aimee @ Its Overflowing

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  17. Okay...I'm just going to say it...I like yours BETTER than the PB original!

    Thanks for linking it to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. Be sure to check back Friday to see if you were featured.

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  18. To say I love this would be an understatement!! Pretty sure I'll be using this tutorial in the future!! Thanks for linking up on Kammy's Korner!

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  19. This turned out so pretty! Very well done :)

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  20. This is gorgeous - what a wonderful idea!

    Love for you to join my Linky Party - JAQS "Made by ME" at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-6-linky-party-and-features.html

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  21. Oh my goodness, can you please come make one for me?! It's so pretty. I love it!

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  22. I saw this pillow, too, and I thought, "Man, this will be a fun knockoff!" And here it is! Awesome job!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  23. Hi Steph, I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you poinsettia pillow that you shared at the Christmas Craft Tutorial Party at Project Queen tomorrow evening. I love your pillow and I'm so glad that you took the time to link it up to the party. I hope that you will come back and link something else up during the month of November!
    www.projectqueen.org

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  24. This is adorable and looks easy enough that I think I could do it! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

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  25. This is fabulous! I was actually just admiring this very pillow on the PB website today. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  26. Very cute pillow! and great instructions! Love it, and I'm gonna try to make it!

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  27. I'm moving in a few weeks but this is definitely on my to-do list now! Love it!

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  28. wow! this is soo pretty pillow! I should make one of this. thanks for stopping by Steph:D

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  29. Oh, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

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  31. I love this, it would make a great Christmas pillow! Thanks for linking up! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you were featured! Check it out and grab a button! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/11/features-no14-link-party-no15.html

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  32. Steph Thanks for the pillow tutorial. I made this pillow yesterday and I hope its okay that I put a link to your blog for the tutorial. Great work.
    Lindsay @ Country Girl Home

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  33. That is a beautiful pillow! And could be made to fit anyones holiday decor! I wanna make it now!

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  34. Thanks for the comments on my pillow! I love your blue and white- it is beautiful.

    I totally forgot to use the embroidery thread I had been planning on down the center- I remembered it when I had already put the whole thing together, hit post, and saw the similar knockoffs online! Oops!

    Thanks for stopping by Sweet C's Designs. I love your site! http://sweetcsdesigns.com/archives/2725

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  35. Stunning in that shade of blue with the white poinsettia!! It simultaneously evokes the flower and snowflakes for me. Thanks SO much for sharing it at the Winter Wonderland holiday party over at I Gotta Create! Very inspiring!

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  36. Stunning colors, you did an amazing job on the pillows. I have a couple of red pillows I made last year out of napkins. I definitely have to add a poinsettia to them for sure.
    Thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

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  37. This turned out soo pretty.. Sooo creative.. I absolutely love this.. I am officially your newest follower.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html --lovely blog you have here.. I'm officially happily following ya.. !TY

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  38. I totally love the pillow you made in "Your" colors. It is so fun. The Felt is so easy. No edges to turn under of line or anything. IT turned out so beautiful. Thanks for the directions on how you made it. It's Great.

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  39. Beautiful. I'll have to give it a try!

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  40. Hi Steph. I have been searching high and low for a poinsettia pattern, with no luck. I came across your pillow, LOVE the poinsettia, read the directions on how to make it, BUT, where do you get the pattern for the leaves of the flower? I have been looking for a month and this is the first one that I have found is close to the shape that I am looking for. PLEEEEEEEEEASE help me. Thanks.
    GLORIA

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  41. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  42. so pretty ! i'll create it for the cover of my Christmas album too ! thanks a lot ! i shared the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis/coussins-freebies-inspiration/

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  43. What an adorable craft. Thank you.

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  44. Absolutely stunning and marvelous job done. I really love your embroidery work.

    Embroidery

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