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30-minute Textured Embellishment Pillow

 I made this little pillow the other night.
I guess I didn’t realize that St. Patrick’s Day is so close!  
But you could actually make this pillow for any occasion — just change the word out to whatever you want to say. 
 This is a basic, envelope pillow which requires no zipper. Cheryl from A Pretty Cool Life has a great 10-minute Pillow Cover Tutorial that will show you how to make one.
I used my Silhouette to make the word “Lucky” and I had some left over pink heat transfer material left over from my Valentine’s Pillows, so I used that. But if you don’t have a Craft Cutter, you could stencil a word on your pillow. OR, write on it with Sharpie. Have you seen the Sharpie pillows from Dear Lillie?
I like the combination of pink and green — kind of preppy! 
When you are using Heat Transfer material, be sure to flip your image {mirror image} on your settings. 
I attached the word to my pillow cover with my iron.  
Then I made a messy, textured arrangement.
To do this I took 5 different types of material. I ripped each strip of material 1 inch wide by 16 inches in length. I ripped 2 or three strips for each pattern of material. So I ended up with about 15 different strips of material. I also had a length of lace left over from a different project, so I added that too.
Then I made three Rolled Flowers. I have a detailed Rolled Flower tutorial here if you want directions on how to make these.
I love adding these little rolled flowers to all sorts of projects. They are very versatile. Then I looped the material up in a messy arrangement and sewed a few straight stitches across all of the strips with my sewing machine to anchor them all in place.
The last thing I did was take a needle and thread and sew on the three rolled flowers on top of the arrangement. I also put some fabric glue under each of the flowers to make sure they were really attached well.
So that’s my Quick and Easy 30 Minute Textured Embellishment Pillow.
You could make one with your daughter’s name on it or one for Spring with — 
BLOOM, WELCOME or HAPPY{instead of Lucky} and stick it on a chair on your front porch!
I was also thinking the embellishment might be fun to make into a brooch or a headband…
I hope you are having a Wonderful Week :)
 I’m linking up to the Spring Fling!!

this blessed nest


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  1. Courtneybee says:

    Adorable! What font did you use? I love it and must have it!

  2. this blessed nest says:

    this is fantastic!

    there's so much i still need to learn about that silhouette machine. the embellishment is so fun.

    thanks so much for linking up & spreading the word. you are the best.

    did you decide if you are going to cover your couch? i'm just curious, because i am kindof thinking about it myself.

    thanks again for linking up.

  3. Dear Lillie says:

    Thanks so much for mentioning our sharpie pillows! Have been meaning to send you an e-mail for about two weeks now – ahhh! Will hopefully get to it tonight. Hope you are doing well!

  4. CreationsForEleanor says:

    What a great idea, I need to order some heat transfer from Silhouette. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} says:

    This is AWESOME!

  6. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Oh my gosh Jen that is so cute!! I love the little strip flower arrangement – so fun and whimsical!!! I think that's so perfect for spring!

  7. So cute, Jen!

  8. Love it! Now only if I can get my ancient Singer to work again, I could make one! I fought with it all night last night, and it won.


  9. Mom in High Heels says:

    That is so cute, but if I made one of those, our youngest dog (a 1 year old pug) would probably spend her days chewing the embellishments off. Sigh.

  10. notyet100 says:

    too good,..

  11. Marianne@Songbird says:

    Very cute pillow. I have been sewing pillows too lately. But seeing how cute this one turned out, I think there is at least another one in my future.

  12. theUngourmet says:

    So cute! I have fabric and pillows sitting out in my garage waiting to be put together. I'd love to try the ribbons and flowers…such a fun and whimsical touch! 😉

  13. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    This is really a cute pillow! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

  14. So adorable! I love the combo of pink and green too. So fun:)

  15. Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    This is super cute! I love the embellishments. :)

  17. Outofmymind says:

    SO FUN!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Thanx for inspiring all of us!

  18. This is so stinkin' cute!! I love the combination of the fabrics and dimension!


  19. Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says:

    Jen! So cute!!!!!


  20. reasonstoskipthehousework says:

    This is super cute! Only 30 minutes? You rock! I'd love for you to link up on my new Link Party – Tuesday Time Out!



  21. bethanndodd says:

    I am going to make a Spring one this week! Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and FANTASTIC entertainment center re-do. You are so amazing!

  22. bethanndodd says:

    I am going to make a Spring one this week! Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and FANTASTIC entertainment center re-do. You are so amazing!

  23. So cute! I love it! I just posted about a super easy pillow tonight too! Would love it if you wanted to take a look!

  24. Denyse...xoxo says:

    I just love this pillow and the colors…I absolutely adore vinyl decals…I have a silhouette on my wish list which might not be a good thing…lol


  25. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    This is adorable..I love it…and looks so easy that I could do it even though I dont sew 😉

  26. Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. says:

    So cute! Thanks for linking my tute :)