How To Make A DIY Spring Pillow With Scrap Fabric

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Y’all pillows are the easiest and cheapest way to update your spaces for Spring. You can completely change your color scheme with fun, creative pillows. Plus, these would make great Mother’s Day Gifts.Today I’m sharing How To Make A DIY Spring Pillow using scrap fabrics with an easy no-sew method. This fun and creative craft project is addictive and you may be ripping up your clothes to make one. In addition, this fun craft would make a great Mother’s Day Gifts, Bridal Gifts and more.

Supplies for DIY Spring Pillow

  • Pillow Cover 20×20
  • Permanent Fabric Glue
  • Fabric Scraps – Torn strips approx. 1/4-1/2 inch wide. Lengths can vary.
  • Card Board or Card Stock to draw template
  • Green Sharpie Pen
  • Scissors

Great Mother’s Day Gift

Seriously, I can think of so many fun and creative ways to use this idea. It only takes a small amount of fabric to create each flower and you are in control of how large the flowers and leaves are.

  1. Use baby clothes to create a pillow for a keepsake.
  2. Use fabrics from your wedding to create a pillow keepsake
  3. Create a Pillow for your mother using fabrics from each of her children or grandchildren.
  4. Use fabrics or other memorabilia from a favorite vacation or holiday.

I’d love to hear any additional ideas you might have for this project.

Let’s Get Creative

Begin by purchasing or making a 20 x 20 Pillow cover. I use these inexpensive linen blend pillow covers and they look great.

Then use a piece of card board or card stock to make a template that will fit inside the pillow cover. I just tapped two pieces of card stock together.

Draw a simple sketch of your design onto the card stock using a sharpie pen. Then, slide the card stock inside the pillow cover and center the drawing to your desired location.

Once everything is aligned to your satisfaction, you will trace your design onto the pillow cover using the green sharpie pen. The only part of the design that will show after the pillow is complete is the stems.

Be sure that the card stock or card board remain under the design as a protective layer between the two fabrics until the project is complete.

Begin at the outside of each circle or flower and apply a bead of fabric glue. Working from the outside begin to add fabric by twisting the strips and pressing into the glue. It will usually hold the fabric in place right away, however if it does not, you can use straight pins until the glue sets.

Continue working the fabric strips inward, adding glue as you go. This is where you can use different color combinations, etc.

See how easy that was! This photo is just after I was finished and the glue is still wet.

You will want to give your glue time to dry based on the instructions. Check for any loose areas and apply more glue if necessary.

Go and get that glue off your fingers and let this dry.

I’m using this pillow on our guest bed. This spring I’ve pulled out a family heirloom quilt for this bedroom and I’ll be sharing all the Spring update for this room in a later post.

I can’t wait to hear all the inspiring Mother’s Day Gift ideas. A flower for each grandchild is my favorite.

The pillow colors are perfect with the vintage quilt. You can see a similar project – Heart Pillow Here!

The pillow can be embellished with tassels or pom pom’s. See how to make a Jute Tassel here. Go crazy and let me see what you make.

I hope this inspires you to get creative and think outside the box this Spring.

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Apr 11, 2021

    Such a beautiful project! Is it machine washable?

  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 14, 2021

    Hi Rachel, this pillow came out so lovely and thank you for sharing your project. Not sure if the sharpie will run so would you suggest ironing the lines before proceeding with the flower heads? Might be a good thing to do just in case. I also think if you wanted to go a step further you could embroider the lines also, but I do love the simplicity of your drawn lines :).

  • Carol Carol on May 04, 2022

    How wide was each strip of material? How did you make the leaves?

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