Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rosettes & a Dollar Store Pillow

A while back my little girl, Ms. A, and I were at the Dollarama. She came across this rather ugly (in my opinion) pillow that she just had to have. After it being on her bed since before Valentine's, she was finally ready for  me to pretty it up. She likes everything on her bed to match and this wasn't. So I got out the matching fabric to her comforter and got to work.
the before
I started by tracing around the heart, leaving about 1/2 inch boarder. Then I folded the fabric in half and cut out the heart. Tada! Two hearts. After that I ironed the material and got to the sewing part.

Once I was done with the machine part of the sewing, I had to stitch the rest together. You can see where I did on the left side. I'm not soo good at that! After it was done I thought it looked at little blah still. So I decided to try something I've been wanting to do for a while now, rosettes! They're soo cute!! For those I cut 2 inch wide strips of material and began hot gluing.

Start at the center and work your way around while you're twisting the material. Make sure to tack it down with a little dot of glue every now and then. After a few times around you'll have something that looks like this. 

Continue twisting and wrapping. If you run out of material and want to keep going, just grab another strip and start were the last one ended. Once you've achieved the size you want wrap the last bit behind and glue. Then carefully trim any excess fabric from around it.

Make as many as you want. Then you could either hot glue them to your pillow like I did, or you could put a large dollop of glue on the back and hold a small safety pin in it until it dries. Now you have a pin you can put where ever you want! A couple months ago I made another pillow for Ms. A's bed and made a different kind of flower that pins on. You'll see.  : )

There's the other pillow (on the left) I made with a different kind of flower.  Cute huh?!?

This flower was just as easy to make. It does involve A LOT more cutting though! Maybe I'll do a post how to make that one too. Let me know if you'd like one.

So how do you like my pillows? I'm really pleased with how the rosettes turned out. They've been on my list for a while now and that won't be last time I make them.  : )  Hmm..... where else could I put some?

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  1. we make headbands with that technique i just made two this week they'll be posted soon !! fun and easy !!cute pillow! love, Ryann

  2. It is too cute...she wants everything to match. She and my daughter would get along great. My 8 yr has to have it just so and it all has to match too. You did a great job on her pillow and so creative too! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. So charming and cute!! Great job on the pillow- it's adorable. :)

  4. Very cute. I'd like to see more of the room! By the way, the sunburst mirrors you saw on my blog were from my inspiration room. But yours is very cool!

  5. ahhh, this is so cute=)
    your little girl must love it!
    ...and your such a good mom to teach her early on that everything should match;)hehe...



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  7. This is beautiful! You did a great job! Your little one is just like my daughter:) Can't wait to see more of this room.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. Love the pillow. Looks great along with the others on the bed. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.


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