I needed a quick thrill after my alphabet poster bomb, and I decided what better way to get it than feeding my pillow obsession. I made this pillow in about five minutes, and I love it. There is nothing like a quick and easy DIY project to boost my spirits.
The first step I did was get my supplies. I bought my premade pillow insert at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off, and I used a coupon to buy the wool felt hearts there as well. I think together these supplies cost a little over $5.00.
I opened up my packages and laid the hearts out how I thought they would look good on my pillow insert. As I created this, I thought it would be cool to give some kind of meaning to the hearts. You could add as many hearts as there are children or grandchildren in your family and give this as a sentimental gift. It could be like a more trendy family tree. For my pillow, I just used as many hearts as I got in my package.
I pinned the hearts in place, so they wouldn’t move from where I wanted them to be. Be careful to only pin through one side of the pillow case and not allow that pin to catch the back of the case as well. You will need the pillow case to open to be able to sew the hearts in place.
I then sewed my hearts in place, being careful to only sew them to the front side of the pillow case.
Once each heart was sewn in place and all the sewing pins were removed, I stuffed my pillow insert inside and my pillow was done! I love how it looks on my couch paired up with my other pillows.
What do you do when you need your spirits boosted? Do you craft too? Thanks so much for stopping by!
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
Super cute! Love that it only took 5 minutes. Quick and easy are my fave. 🙂
Hahaha Thanks Erin! Mine too!!! We need a craft night soon!!! XO, Erica
Lindsey, the Redhead Baby Mama says
If there was only more time in my world, I’d create a slew of cute things like your pillowcase! Adorable!
Thanks so much Lindsey! I totally understand about time! I actually set my alarm to get up BEFORE my kids today to respond to comments. I NEVER do that! If I had another pillowcase, Id make it for you right now! Hang in there! Little ones at home will not always be our life!! Long days of creating do lay ahead!!! XO, Erica
Kristen Ramsey says
I love it, Erica! Very fun and whimsical!
Great job Erica!! Hobby Lobby has the best pre-made pillows and they’re so cheap when you have a coupon!
Ha Yes! Thanks Julia/Elizabeth! Hahahah leave XO, with your name so I know who wrote this! I mean I do love you both…but you know…I know you aren’t the same person! Maybe someday we could go on a Hobby Lobby shopping trip! That would be a fun post-to go with other bloggers and learn everyones tips and favorite things to buy! I’m in! XO, Erica
Love this – my sewing skills are sad, but I may have to give this a try!
Thanks Katie! You could totally do it!! I used the same color thread for each heart because I’m lazy and I didn’t care if the different thread color popped on the heart. I liked that touch, but you could switch out your thread color to match the heart color if you are worried about your sewing skills. The stitches would be more hidden that way. I’m sure it will be great though-try it! I really am not a good sewer either, but I know how to load the sewing bobbin and thread it-I think thats the hardest part to overcome! XO, Erica
Angela Bearchell says
My SIL follows you now too and we talk about all of your posts! We can’t get over this one! So quick and it is so precious! You really do inspire me Erica!
Thank you Angela!!! Thank you so much for sharing me with your sister in law too! I want to to hang with you two! Do you ever come north?! I found a poster this week of the grand tetons and made me think of you (yes, we are still moving some unpacked piles-ahhhh! :)) XO, Erica
I love it! Now if only I weren’t afraid of my sewing machine… 🙂
Hahaha Thanks Brooke! You could totally do this!! Don’t be afraid! The worst part is sitting down and just starting…I bet you quickly get addicted! XO, Erica
So can’t believe you did this so quickly…it is absolutely darling!!!
Thank you so much Niki!! I want to make more 🙂 Just need to get back to Hobby Lobby! XO, Erica
Alaya Sheardon says
Very cute! And love that it only takes 5 minutes!!