Valentine's Day Pillows

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Make some fun Valentine's Day pillows for your loved ones this holiday! They will LOVE them!

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Step 1: See How Easy They Are to Make Here!

Step 2: For the DOUBLE HEART PILLOW You'll Need:

Gold glitter

Americana Decoupage Gloss

Black and white striped fabric

Red, white and gold Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint

Paintbrush

Sewing machine

Pillow stuffing

Step 3: Here's How to Make the DOUBLE HEART PILLOW

1. Cut two pillow squares 20" x 20"

2. Trace a large heart and a small heart in the center

3. Paint over the black strips inside the hearts

4. Paint the large heart red and the small heart gold

5. Paint over the gold with the Decoupage and sprinkle glitter on top

6. Paint over the gold glitter when it's dry with more Decoupage to seal it *Stick with Americana Decoupage because it's not sticky when it dries

7. Stitch the pillow squares together face to face leaving a 5" hole

8. Stuff and hand stitch closed

Step 4: Here's What You Need to Make the 5 HEARTS PILLOW

Black and white striped fabric

Red polka dot fabric

E-6000 Stitchless

Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Glitter

Sewing machine

Iron

Pillow stuffing

Step 5: Here's How to Make the 5 HEARTS PILLOW

1. Cut out 5 hearts the same size

*Layer the fabric to make it easier

2. Arrange your hearts

3. Add a thin line of E-6000 Stitchless around the edges of each heart

*Stitchless is an iron on glue that turns anything into a patch or applique

4. Carefully iron in place until the moisture of the glue vanishes

5. When all hearts are ironed in place, edge with the Allure Gold Glitter and let dry

6. Stitch the pillow squares together face to face leaving a 5" hole

7. Stuff and hand stitch closed

Step 6: Here's What You Need to Make the GOLD SEQUIN LOVE PILLOW

Gold Sequins

Dazzling Metallics in Splendid Gold

E-6000 Glue

Paintbrush

White fabric

Pillow stuffing

Sewing machine

Step 7: Here's How to Make the GOLD SEQUIN LOVE PILLOW

1. Cut two 20" x 20" white cotton squares

2. Trace a large heart in the center of one square

3. Fill in with the Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold

4. When dry pencil in the word LOVE in the center

5. Trace around the word and edge of the heart with E-6000 Glue and sprinkle sequins on top

6. When dry, stitch the pillow squares together face to face leaving a 5" hole

7. Stuff and hand stitch closed

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    ArianaSLabus

    3 years ago

    I really love how the hearts pop out against the black & white; it makes a great contrast, and the glitter really adds that nice amount of texture and dimension! Nice work! You should try entering that project in the Valentine's Day Challenge! Should you do so, I'll wish you the best of luck!

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    FreckledR

    3 years ago

    Homemade gifts are the best, these are awesome! :)

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    wold630

    3 years ago

    So cute! Do you have problems with any of the glitter flaking off onto anything?

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    Mark Montanowold630

    Reply 3 years ago

    Nope, the gloss Americana Decoupage keeps it in place. It's good stuff and it's not sticky when it dries like Mod Podge.