Pretty (and Pretty Easy) DIY Flower Pillows

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

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Just because its spring, doesn’t mean every day is meant to be spent outside. There are still plenty of days perfect to curl up inside with some pillows and read a good book. But if you can’t wait for the April showers to be over and the May flowers to bloom, here are seven DIY flower pillows you can sew to brighten up any room in your house.

ribbon flower pillow

Big and Bright Flower Pillow

This pillow from Crystal at A Pumpkin and A Princess was designed using outdoor fabrics, making it perfect for a porch chair or swing, but you can make it just as pretty with regular fabric. The bright flower in the middle is made with ribbon and it's detachable!

Keepsake NeedleArts


flower diecut pillow
Nicole Daksiewicz

Flower Power Pillow

Using a bold fabric for the pillow and bright colors for the flowers will really make this die-cut felt flower pillow from Nicole pop. You can also mix them up to create holiday pillows, like red, white and blue for Fourth of July.

rose pillow

Recycled Rose Pillow

Alisa from Redefining Creativity made this striking pillow with leftover fabric roses she made from an earlier project. She used a sewing machine to create the delicate stems for the flowers, but recommends using hand embroidery or painting them if you don’t have a sewing machine.

linen flower pillows

Linen Flower Pillows

Created using linen, these sweet flowers have a rustic charm to them that’s only enhanced by their frayed edges. Because of its rough design, any mistakes you make will be easily hidden, making this pillow a great starter project if you haven’t made a pillow before. 

fleece flower pillow

Fleece Flower Petal Pillows

There are lots of tutorials to make fleece flowers of all different shapes, colors or sizes for pillows, but this dimensional project from Laura makes the whole pillow a fleece flower. This one is great if you have leftover fleece from any winter projects — and to cut down on supply costs more, you can also do a no-sew version.

pom-pom flower pillow

Pom-Pom Flower Pillow

To create this cute puffy pillow, Sachiko from Tea Rose Home upcycled a sweater she found at a thrift store, but you can easily use an old sweater from home. Then just attach the pom-pom flowers however you’d like to create a unique and soft pillow. 

Keepsake NeedleArts


yo-yo DIY pillow
Tania Willis

Yo-Yo Flower Pillow

For this bright pillow project, you'll learn hot to combine colorful fabrics and buttons to create yo-yo flowers. The tricky part is hand-embroidering the flowers to stay on the grid, but once you get them down, you have a cheery pillow that will brighten any room. 

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