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.
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!