Yep, it’s another pillow. Sorry about that. But I just couldn’t pick one! They are both so beautiful.
This one’s been tackled by many talented craft bloggers already*, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. Here’s the original:
The Pottery Barn version has really nice wool felt hand stitched petals. I loved that look, but didn’t want to spend the money. Instead of using craft felt, I decided to buy an actual (fake) poinsettia and glue it on. I love that it has the texture of the original, and the fake petals are velvety like felt too.
If you want to make this pillow, first start with a plain, solid colored pillow. You don’t even have to make it yourself, though this is a super fast and cheap project if you have the right fabric in your stash and some fiberfill.
Buy a few fake poinsettia flowers with large petals, and cut off the petals. Arrange 5 of them on your pillow:
Then run a line of hot glue down the spine of each petal and glue them in place.
Add 1 or 2 more layers in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
Add tiny jingle bells one at a time using little spots of hot glue. After the first layer is dry, you can hot glue a few more jingles on top of them to make it more full.
That’s it! Pretty simple for a $30 pillow, huh? I’m really loving the look of the petals here. I know if I tried to make them from felt they would never look this realistic.
Once again, if this tutorial totally wore you out, please elect to nap elsewhere. I think those jingles would leave a nasty mark.
*I would be completely remiss if I did not mention that Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home totally made this first, and has a much more thorough tutorial for it also. I missed her post because it was during my month-long trip to the states (my google reader got totally overwhelmed and I had to just delete them all and start from scratch. Trying not to dwell on all the crafty awesomeness I missed). As far as I know, she’s the only other one who used actual poinsettia petals. I’ll be linking to the felt versions in our round-up on Friday.