Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Butterfly pillows

One day it was snowing outside.  I'm from Wyoming, I'm used to snow but I still don't like it.  This time of year I just get antsy and want it to be spring.  So that day, I decided to take down ALL of my winter decorations, even though it was in the very beginning of March.  I'm ready for a change, I'm ready for something new.  So I made myself some fresh new pillows for spring.  

This is how I made them:
1) I got the butterflies from the dollar store, can you tell that I like them?  I cut the fabric into 18"x18", 18"x10" and 18"x16" pieces
2) I pinned the butterfly onto the fabric and sewed it on.
3) For the words, I got on my Silhouette Studio and rearranged the words to make a loop.  I did each letter individually.
4) I grouped all the letters together (CTRL+G) and made it smaller and mirrored the image.
5) I cut out the words out of white heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl
6) I ironed the words onto the fabric
7) I then sewed the three pieces of fabric to make the pillow cover
8) I stuffed a pillow in there.  
Here is a close up of the saying.  
I made the other one the same way.  I'll probably have them on different couches, not together.  
And here is the other saying.
So much brighter than winter stuff.  Come on spring, I'm ready for you to be here!!


Angela said...

Love this and it looks pretty simple! Thanks for sharing :)

Angela @ A little about A Lot

Brooke said...

These are so sweet!! I love the butterflies and the bright colors!

Emily said...

So cute! I love the way the letters go in a circle, way to go!

Meeha Meeha said...

Very cute! I love the summery colors a lot:)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So cute and creative! I saw those butterflies at our Dollar Store and didn't consider putting them on a pillow. And that blue would look great in my livingroom. Gotta go to get some and soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Very springy! And it's making me wish I had a cameo!! Thanks SO much for linking up!
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

Oh how I SOOOOO wish I had a cameo! :( This is great! Perfect to match my " I am sooo excited that spring is right around the corner" mood :) I would love to have you share this at my link party going on right now!! and if you like what you see....become a new follower! Following you VIA Linky followers and adding your button to my blog!

Cherilyn said...

Great tutorial! Super cute pillow!!

Mimi said...

stopped by from Sugar and Spice blog hop. Great craft idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Stokes Wright said...

These are beautiful! Love the colors especially for spring and summer. I found you at Weekend Wander

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ooooh this makes me long for spring! I love these colors and butterflies! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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Meg said...

So cute! I can totally see these in my daughter's room. Love 'em.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

So pretty! Ready for Spring! Thanks for linking up to my party :)

Serendipity and Spice said...

These are perfect for Spring! I love butterflies! I hope you'll stop by and link up: http://www.serendipityandspice.com/2012/03/manic-monday-linky-party-9.html

Raeven Lamarre said...

This is so kewl would luv for you to share it with our readers at

amy and jesse hudson said...

Love the color combos!


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