Burlap Pillow with Felt Flower

burlap pillow

Burlap pillow with felt flower.

I saw this pillow tutorial on The Golden Sycamore and wanted to give it a try. I am a huge fan of felt and just adore felt flowers. The flower took about 1 1/2 sheets of felt to make, and I used a 17 inch strip of one inch satin ribbon, and two 17 inch square pieces of burlap. Man that stuff is cheap- like $3.99 a yard at Jo-Ann’s without a coupon! I ended up just sewing the pillow all around verses doing the pillow cover that she does in her post. The cover would definitely be easier since you don’t have to deal with a fluffy pillow when trying to stitch it shut! I was a little worried that the filling would leak out or show because the burlap is loosely sewn, but it wasn’t a problem at all.  All in all, this was a very quick fun project.

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Felt Treasure Box

Treasure Box Template

Treasure Box Template, the size of the box is 2in x 2in x 4in, with the top 3in long.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Perfect little gift for Valentine's Day!

Perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to make some treasure boxes for my boys for Valentine’s Day and decided to make some using felt. I found some stiff dark brown felt at Joann’s (just polyester felt) that would work perfectly to hold the shape of the treasure box. I think what I’ll do is hide them and make my boys go on a treasure hunt to find them!