Well, it’s officially February. I’ve never been one to decorate extensively for Valentines’ Day, but I had fun last year adding a few little touches to my home, like this Anthropologie-inspired no sew heart pillow.
I originally shared this on Love Grows Wild, but in the spirit of love, I thought I’d share it with you all today, too. I also made these super fun X and O pillows (an Anthropologie knock off, too!) last year. Any excuse to cuddle with Mr. Pax and the kids on the couch, right? 😉
But this pillow was SO easy to make, it’s almost scandalous. I came across this beautiful pillow from Anthropologie when I was looking for some Valentine’s inspiration, but at $198, I couldn’t quite justify the expense. Instead, I made one for free! I had one drop cloth envelope pillow cover leftover from my DIY Sharpie pillows at Christmas, and I had some other drop cloth scraps that were a slightly different color. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, drop cloth is an excellent investment. I am still using small scraps from my DIY smocked living room curtains (after a roman shade, crib skirt, and other pillows!). I love this stuff.
All you need:
- a drop cloth pillow cover (see how I made my own quick covers at Christmas)
- drop cloth scraps of a slightly different color than the pillow cover
- paper or cardboard a little smaller than your pillow cover
- fabric glue
Make your own 15 minute Anthropologie pillow!
- Cut out 40-50 little hearts of varying sizes (mine varied from ~1-4″). Don’t forget your elementary school training: fold the fabric in half to create symmetrical hearts.
- Place a layer of paper or cardboard inside your pillow cover (I used parchment paper) so that you don’t accidentally glue your cover together!
- Lay out your hearts on the front of the cover until you like the look.
- Glue each heart to the cover: place a thin bead of fabric glue ~1/4″ inside the edge of each heart.
- Let dry.
Using only a small bead of glue keep your pillow from getting too heavy, and putting the glue 1/4 inch from the edge allows that 1/4″ of heart to fray, giving the pillow the texture that makes it especially beautiful.
I added a little layered element in the bottom right corner, just for fun.
The inspiration pillow actually sewed on each little heart, but I decided that you can’t be NO SEW and 15 minutes of effort, right?! And truth be told, I’ve kept this pillow out year-round since then… It’s the perfectly textured, layered, neutral touch in my daughter’s nursery. It may make its way downstairs this week, though. Like I said, an extra reminder to hug the ones I love is never a bad thing. 😉
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