May 11, 2010

diy rosette pillows

i love the way these pillows turned out.
they add such a fun burst of color and texture in this nursery,
and you will not believe how easy 
(and cheap) these are to make yourself!
i have seen these little rosettes adorning everything from necklaces to 
headbands, and i thought they would look adorable on a pillow.
the first thing i did was to take some scraps of fabric,
make cuts in them aprox. 1" apart, 
then RIP the fabric into strips.
next, get a few glasses or jars in varying diameters, and
trace them onto some felt
(try to match your felt to your fabric. i 
couldn't find a soft pink, so i used white.)
tie a knot at the end of your first strip
and glue it to the center of the felt. 
while holding the knot down, slowly start
twisting and tucking the fabric, being sure to glue as you go.
add more strips by tucking them under the previous
strip, and hold as you twist and tuck...
i used fabric-tac, and was really pleased with how well it worked,
but i am sure any fabric adhesive would be fine.
once the rosette is to the desired size,
trim off the excess felt.
lay out the rosettes on 
your pre-cut pillow front.
glue them down!
there you have it!
a fun, easy and cheap way to 
customize a pillow.
i used a patterned background for the pillow,
and 3 different fabric for the roses,
but there are literally thousands of
different ways to  make these.
give it a try, and if you do, 
send me some pictures so i can share!


  1. autumn, its whitney! i came home last night and looked at your blog ALL night! my hubby enjoyed it too. you are so good at what you do. amazing that i just did not realize how talented you are, and i love your style. i am going to start saving my pennies so i can afford you when we by a house :) i hope olivia has a great birthday today. oh and i love, love, love, these pillows! my new favorite blog, i love it!

  2. What a great way to add a finishing touch to a pillow.

  3. I can't wait to go home and make these!!! ADORABLE and they seem so easy!

  4. love these pillows, and the rosettes are fab. i wish i wasn't so scared to tackle pillows . . . .

  5.!!! I'm going out as soon as my fabric store opens tomorrow and making some of these! Thank you so much for this GREAT tutorial!!!

  6. I love your diy projects! Thanks for sharing and they are adorable!

  7. love your pillows - the fabric with the rosettes are beautiful!

  8. that seems easy enough-but i'd probably mess it up somehow. i'll give it a try though-they are too cute not to.

  9. WOW -- I am so happy to see this tutorial, Autumn. I was just over at Regan's and she made some pretty pillows with rosette flowers and told her that I sure wish I knew how to make those -- Now I do. Thank you so much!!!! This is very exciting.

  10. Such cute pillows... the look of designer boutique pillows..... Where did you purchase the pillow fabric?

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