Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Pinterest Projects - Pottery Barn Knock-off French Postcard Pillow

In my last post I showed you how I made the above chevron hearts pillow like the one I saw on Pinterest.  Today I would like to share the Pottery Barn-inspired french postcard pillow like the one originally shared on the Confessions of a Plate Addict blog. It may be my favorite!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Project - Chevron Hearts Pillow

I have been busy trying out some of the great Valentine's Day projects from Pinterest and I am loving them! Yes, the pun was intended:)

The first project that I took on was the chevron hearts pillow, found originally at Uncommon Designs. Their version was no-sew, which is always great, but I decided to sew mine this time. Our lab puppy, Jackson, is still in the "grabbing a pillow and swinging it around" stage, and this tends to be hard on my pillows:(

I know he looks innocent, but trust me - he's not.

I decided to use fabric rather than fabric napkins when I came across 1-1/3 yards of red material on clearance for $2 at Jo-Anne Fabrics. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby was productive as well - for only $.61 I bought 1/8 of a yard of the black and white chevron material, which was plenty of fabric to make 2 chevron hearts pillows and still have a bit leftover for another project.  I also picked up the rick rack and Heat 'n Bond while there.