AND that I love to try and make things myself or add my personal touch.
I am sad to say, I did not record making the above pillow flower while I was doing, it but I will share!
I bought the blue and white striped pillow on Amazon for $15 & with shipping it ended up being $20; not too bad for a pillow. You can find cheaper pillows at Ross, TJ Max etc but I had my eye on this thick striped style.
Pillows usually run $30-$80 bucks if your buying at RC Willey, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond etc. Yikes!
First off my inspiration for the room this goes in is Mustard Yellow, Grey, Navy & White. If you want the whole feel you can check out my pinterest board. Thats right. I said pinterest. I'm obsessed like everybody else.
Making the mustard flower was beyond simple!
Canvas Material (enough to back your flower)
I chose a mustard color ribbon l liked at Walmart; Non-shinny about 1-1 1/2 thick. I also bought some yellow thread to match. All together my purchases were around $5.00-$10.00.
I used a scrap of canvas material for my backing; You don't need canvas but I recommend it for this project because it is a stiffer/sturdier material.
Ready, Set, Go!
1.Cut your canvas in a circle, just a little smaller than you want your flower to be.
2. Start sewing your ribbon down beginning at the edge of your circle, not the middle!
Sew around in a circle, gradually tapering inwards in a spiral.
If you look above at my flower the bunches and overlapping actually add to the cute-ness.
Messups = cute
To finish off your flower you can hand stitch the last overlap to minimize stitching in the center.
I stuck my flower to my pillow with Tacky Glue (Fabric glue would probably be better though)
And that. is. it. Bada bing bada bom!