Thursday, February 7, 2013

14 Days of Valentines: Day 11- Fleece Heart Pillows

Between Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day, my kids have had more than their fair share of sugar.  I wanted to make them something for Valentine's Day that did not involve sugar in way, shape, or form.  So, I decided to make them fleece pillows.  These are a great size that they can use to snuggle with while watching TV, or they can take them in the car for road trips.  They are super simple and easy to make!

1/2 yard each of coordinating fleece fabrics.  Make sure to get them on sale, as they are a little pricey.  These were 40% off.
Cut a semicircle on the edge so when you unfold it becomes a heart.  Cut as big as you can!  Once you snip and start tying, it will get drastically smaller in shape.
Here it is unfolded.

Lay the first heart on the edge of the other fabric, so that you get the same shape heart.
Lay one fabric on top of the other and with SUPER sharp scissors, snip 2 inch strips all the way around.

Here you can see the coordinating fabric underneath.  You will need to snip in about 2 1/2 inches to have enough length to tie knots.

Take the fabric and start tying them together in knots.  All the way around.  Once you get to a point where there's a space only big enough to fit it, start filling it with fiber fill.  

Finish tying it off, and you have a heart shaped pillow perfect for a Valentines present that won't rot their teeth :)


1 comment:

  1. This pillow is so cute and a great idea. I might also keep this in mind as something my boys can make as gifts next year:o) Thank you!