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{{{Valentine Pillows}}}

I never really decorated for Valentine’s Day, until last year. And then it was like a big light bulb went off in my head!  
Now I think Valentine’s Day is in my top 3 favorite holidays to make projects for. 
 
Here’s a little project I made last week, using cute fabric, heat transfer material and my Silhouette.
{{Valentine’s Pillows}}

I wanted to make some pillows with a kind of modern twist!
And if you don’t have a Silhouette machine, you could still totally make these. All you need to do is print out an image and then put the image behind your heat transfer material and trace the image onto the heat transfer material. Then cut it out with scissors or an exacto knife. You might have to hold the image paper and heat transfer paper up to a window while you trace it out.
I made the heart using the Silhouette software and then downloaded the thought bubble from the Silhouette Online Store.
The pillows are simple, flap backed pillows with a 4 inch overlap in the back.
**And my secret to pillows that keep a nice shape is this — after making the pillow covers, turn them right side out and iron them flat. Then sew a tiny seam all around the edges of the pillows. This keeps a nice, sharp edge.
Now I have some festive pillows for the 14th!!  
Yay!!
And, if you follow TT&J on Facebook, you know that I am in Nashville at Blissdom!! I have met so many fun bloggers so far. It’s so fun!! We had a little party tonight where I was able to hang out with Beckie from Infarrantly, Kami from No Bigggie, Lorie from Be Different, Act Normal, Allison from House of Hepworth’s, Mique from 30 Handmade Days and April from Funky, Vintage Kitchen. Plus so many more cute girls!!! {Kellie from This Blessed Nest took this picture — she is so adorable IRL too}
Have a Super Day!!!!

I’m linking up to The CSI Project’s 
Pantone 2011 Color of the Year — Honeysuckle! 
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Comments

  1. These are super cute!! Pinning :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  2. Perfection! I’m linking to these in my VDay round-up. ;)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  3. Love these Pillows! I am a throw pillow nut! Awesome idea that looks easy enough for me to do this weekend!

  4. Jen, I *love* your pillows, I need to try that heat transfer paper, is it like wonder under?

    And I have decided that I also need to find a way to add the Silhouette to my crafty tool collection…that thing is amazing!

    Love your blog! I subscribed!

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

  5. Wend_Maree says:

    These are all gorgeous ideas.Love the pillows.
    Wend_Maree Sydney Australia
    http://dreamit-createit.blogspot.com

  6. Good Time Charlie says:

    Love the pillows! More great ideas! Have a lovely weekend. -K

  7. jennykate77 says:

    Blissdom sounds so fun!! You'll have to tell us all about it when you get back!

    LOVE the pillows! They're so so cute!

    Hope you have a fabulous Friday! *muah*

  8. The Blonde Duck says:

    Those are precious!

  9. scrapbook-melissah says:

    I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

  10. Yaya' s Home says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the tip.

    ~ Yaya

  11. Sarah@AlpinePoppy says:

    Wow! You never fail to impress me, so glad I know you. I am so lucky!

  12. Super cute. Geez!

  13. KatiesKloset says:

    Kate from katies kloset

    I love these …so cute xx

  14. Stephenie from Decorating Addiction says:

    These are adorable! Thanks for the tutorail. You all look like you're having a great time (at Blissdom?). I'm so envious, but at 8 months pregnant, I couldn't make the trip :-(

  15. So cute! I love them!

  16. so so so so so cute!! "Thinking about love"… adore that :)

  17. Kristi Hoskins Gifts says:

    Love the pillows! I think I would use mine year round!
    Have fun at Blissdom!

  18. Love these pillows. They are so cute!!

    Wish I was at Blissdom with all of you fun ladies.

    Ruth

  19. this blessed nest says:

    the pillows are awesome.

    you are even sweeter IRL! so glad i got to meet you!

    xoxo

  20. Love!!! I'm back from my forced vacation… so happy to be seeing your cute stuff again! The pillows – fab. And Blissdom must be so fab, too.

  21. the pillows are adorable! i need to bust out my machine i got for christmas!!!! i have been so busy!

    you girls look adorable! wish i was there too!

  22. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Such cute pillows!!! Hope you're having a fabulous time at Blissdom!! Looks like you are! :)

  23. A Prairie Girl in California says:

    love these pillows:) do you buy your heat transfer right from silhouette? (I have one too and I think I might die if mine ever does;)lol)

  24. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    love these very cute…I have no time to post on my blog and you are posting from blissdom…amazed ;)

  25. Those are adorable! Especially the "love is on my mind" pillow. At least that's what it reminds me of. Love them all.

  26. Bellenza Wedding Bistro says:

    Love your modern take on the designs! Am seeing pillows like these as great giveaways at a "sleep over" bridal shower party!

  27. Cute!
    You better do posts about how your trip went! :)

  28. The Painted Cottage says:

    What CUTE CUTE pillows! And what a great idea on sewing a small seam to help them keep the shape!

    Enjoy Blissdom! :)

    - Lauren
    http://www.thepaintedcottageonline.blogspot.com

  29. Your pillows are absolutely adorable! I totally want to go make one. Like right now. ;)

  30. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    I love these!!! They're all super cute – but my favorite is the thought bubble. So sweet.
    Have fun at Blissdom!!!

  31. I'm inspired to go make a pillow!

  32. In this wonderful life... says:

    I don't think my comment posted the first time.

    The pillow are SO cute! I love the idea of holiday pillows to put out :)

  33. Sorta Fairytale Girl says:

    how super super cute! i think pillows just might be THE valentine decoration to do!! love it.

  34. love these! i've never seen heat transfer fabric…i'm gonna have to look for some of that. glad you're having a great time :)

  35. These pillows are super cute! I have never decorated for Valentine's Day…I think that maybe I am missing out! Looks like you guys are having a blast at Blissdom! Enjoy your time there! I'm super jealous! :)

  36. THE.PAINTED.STUDIO says:

    Those pillows are great. I am like you…I didn't decorate either. This year I am putting some valentine decorations out on my mantel.

    Cheryl

    http://www.paintedstudio.blogspot.com

  37. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Jen, these are great! I think my fave is the heart within the thought bubble. Very cool! :) Wishing I was at Blissdom to meet you! I haven't been to the Gaylord in a few years, but it is so much fun to play in! :)

  38. Adorbs! Seriously. How do you find the time to complete all these projects? I'm not worthy…

  39. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Such cute pillows! I love your tip about sewing around the edge…so smart!

  40. Love you pillows. The fabric choice and patterns are wonderful!

  41. Rebecca@This Present Life says:

    I haven't really jumped on board with the Valentine's decorations yet…but those pillows are enough to make me want to start! Super cute! And I can't wait to hear all about Blissdom! Looks like you all are having fun!

  42. fionabakesandcrafts says:

    These are too cute – I especially like the heart in the thought bubble.

    I bet you`re all having a ton of fun at Blissdom!

  43. Blessed Mommy of 2 says:

    Love those pillows! I will have to make some next year! PS. I think I have the same exact round mirror in your pics. I just love it. It has moved around my house alot :o)

  44. Ali Rockwell says:

    These are amazingly cute!!! I love them all so much.