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Flower Pillows - DIY


Make Floral Style Pillows, Decorative Pillows, Accent Pillows

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." I'm thinking he must have said that before he ever saw flower pillows....

This striking red petal pillow was sewn by Allison of Cluck. Cluck. Sew. It was the first pillow to inspire me enough to make a flower pillow of my very own. I was surprised at how simple the DIY technique was and how pretty and soft my flower pillow was upon completion. The process to make a floral pillow looks a little intricate, but it's not.

You'll discover so many styles of pillows with flowers (or petal pillows) online. Here are several DIY versions of flower pillows with links provided to the tutorials. My hope is you'll find at least one of these lovely pillows to make for your very own too. :)

BHG Applique Flower Pillow

BHG Applique Flower Pillow

Applique Pillows with Flowers

via Better Homes and Gardens

BHG demonstrates how to make accent pillows using remnants from an old blanket. Follow these simple instructions to make your own appliqued flower pillow.

(Photo credit BHG website)

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DIY Dish Flower Pillows

DIY Dish Flower Pillows

Flower Pillows - Two Versions of DIY

The DIY Dish creates two different types of flowers for these decorative pillows. See a video with step-by-step instructions and a quick cutting guide to fashion flower pillows.

(Photo credit The DIY Dish)

Felt Flower Pillows - The Purl Bee

Felt Flower Pillows - The Purl Bee

Felt Pillows with a Twist

Molly, of The Purl Bee, shares her version of felt flower pillows. Learn to make a pair or three of these striking DIY decorative pillows by visiting her post here.

(Photo credit Molly of the Purl Bee)

Crochet Flower Pillow - DIY

Crochet Flower Pillow DIY

Crochet Flower Pillow DIY

I fell in love with this blooming flower pillow crocheted by Lucy at Attic24. I'm in awe of all the marvelous colors she has used to create this flower pillow. Lucy has included all the step by step (with photos) instructions here so you can make your own colorful bouquet of flower pillows. What are you waiting for?! :)

Crochet Flower Pillow in White

White DIY Crochet Flower Pillow

White DIY Crochet Flower Pillow

This is my version of Lucy's crochet pillow above. I LOVE her use of colors, but decided to try this flower pillow all in white. What do you think of this look?

Ultrasuede flower pillows

Ultrasuede flower pillows

Ultrasuede Flower Pillows adorned with

simple DIY florets.

Ultrasuede petals adorn these store bought cushions. Want to make these flower pillows? Check out the clever designs here at Martha Stewart.

(Photo credit Martha Stewart website)

Orange Flower Pillow DIY

Orange Flower Pillow DIY

Folded Orange Fabric Flower Pillow

Pairing bright orange folded fabric flowers with a brilliant white pillow cover resulted in this striking flower pillow from Make It and Love It. You can make one too by following this tutorial.

(Photo credit Make It and Love It)

A Poll About Petals....

Silk Flower Pillows - Martha Stewart

Silk Flower Pillows - Martha Stewart

Silk Pillows

for weddings or just because....

Silk dupion, shantung, and taffeta make up this breathtaking flower pillow created (of course) by those clever people at Martha Stewart. Flower pillows as beautiful as this one are perfectly suited for bearing rings, but I'm sure I could find a use for one in my home. Just perhaps a tad bigger, maybe?

(Photo credit Martha Stewart website)

Bright Flower Pillows

Bright Flower Pillows

Bright Flower Pillows

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous crafted this snow white pillow with brightly colored stylized flowers attached to the front. Just looking at accent pillows like this entices me to get busy creating some more flower pillows of my own.

(Photo credit Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous)

Button Center Petal Pillow

Button Center Petal Pillow

Button-Center Floral Pillows

Easy no-sew pillow with fabulous results!

These DIY flower pillows really are cute as a button...See how Bobbi@blogginwithbobbi made her flower pillow with a store bought cushion, felt, fabric glue and a button. :)

(Photo credit Bobbi at BlogginwithBobbi)

DIY Felt Sunflower Pillow

DIY Flower Pillow - Sunflower Pillow

DIY Flower Pillow - Sunflower Pillow

Stephanie of Fab You Bliss was inspired to make this stunning felt sunflower pillow. She is fabyoubliss enough to have created a tutorial and shares it here. Thank you Stephanie for being so generous! :)

Mock Flower Pillows via i create it

Mock Flower Pillows via i create it

Faux Flower Pillows

Target should be flattered!

Danielle of the blog, i create it, saw a fun flower pillow at Target. When she saw the accompanying price tag she decided to make her own. She shows the step-by-step here. I can't tell the difference between the two flower pillows.....can you?

(Photo credit Danielle at i create it).

Shabby Flower Pillow via burlap + blue

Shabby Flower Pillow via burlap + blue

Shabby Linen Pillow

The blog, burlap + blue, shows off a beautiful linen flower pillow. They are so generous to share the tutorial here. Shabby can definitely be chic when it comes to pillows like this one.

(Photo credit burlap + blue)

DIY Felt Petal Pillow

DIY Felt Petal Pillow via Motherhood Musings

DIY Felt Petal Pillow via Motherhood Musings

This DIY pillow is a totally no-sew project. Find the how-to over at Time 2 Save Time 2 Give. Get your glue gun handy and recreate Motherhood Musing's simply clever flower pillow.

(Photo credit Motherhood Musings)

Flower Power Pillow via felt so cute

Flower Power Pillow via felt so cute

Pillows That Bloom

There is no mistaking this felt flower power pillow presented on the blog, felt so cute. It would be so easy to switch up the colors of felt used in this DIY accent pillow to match any little girl's room. Cute!!! Read how this flower pillow was made here.

(Photo credit felt so cute)

Upcycled Flower Pillow via Heather

Upcycled Flower Pillow via Heather

Upcycled Sweater Flower Pillow

Heather at squeezing it all in fashioned this pillow from a favorite sweater that held a lot of sentiment. It's elegant, full of lovely memories, soft and functional too. Perhaps your closet is hoarding a flower cushion just waiting to happen? Here's Heather's tutorial.... :)

(Photo credit Heather at squeezing it all in)

Quilted Flower Pillow via Candice at Made With Love

Quilted Flower Pillow via Candice at Made With Love

Quilted Floral Pillow

Free DIY pattern!

Candice from Made With Love designed this perfectly pink and perfectly pretty sweet quilted pillow. It's a great DIY project for anyone who loves to sew. Learn to make one here.

(Photo credit Candice at Made With Love)

Flower Pillow of Many Petals via The Gunny Sack

Flower Pillow of Many Petals via The Gunny Sack

Many Petals....

The talented Tonia of The Gunny Sack shares her creativity with a tutorial to make her version of a floral pillow she first saw at Horchow. Her guest post at Someday Crafts spills the beans on her diy creation of this flirty pillow made of many, many petals. Lovely!!!

(Photo credit Tonia at The Gunny Sack)

DIY Flower Pillow

DIY Flower Pillow

DIY Felt Flower Pillow

via Better Homes and Gardens

It looks like Fall is in the air.....You can switch up the colors and make this pillow convey any time of the year. Crafty folks at BHG show you how here.

(Photo credit BHG)

Which of the DIY pillows on this lens is your favorite?

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 14, 2015:

Pam, this is loaded with comments. I love all of these flowery throw pillow ideas, esp. the sunflower. :-) Very beautiful and lovely with a voted up!

Victoriamona on July 21, 2014:

wow, I LOVE all those flower pillows, and my favorite is Silk Flower Pillow. Wanna make myself one if I have time

crystalpearl25 on July 19, 2014:

Beautiful pillows. My favorites are the felt flower pillow and the ultrasuede flower petal pillows.

VioletteRose LM on June 03, 2014:

Wow they all look awesome!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on March 11, 2014:

My favorite is the sunflower but I really like all of them.

AnonymousC831 from Kentucky on March 02, 2014:

I like them all, but my favorite is the DIY Felt Sunflower one.

andreea22 on February 07, 2014:

Woah, these pillows are awesome!

rebekah-grelen on January 31, 2014:

Spectacular post! Thanks for sharing. :)

Im2keys on January 21, 2014:

such beautiful creations, I especially love the sunflower pillow!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on January 10, 2014:

These are fantastic! I love the selection.

SteveKaye on January 02, 2014:

Wow! Each of these beautiful pillows is a work of art. They certainly add wonder to a home.

Takkhis on January 01, 2014:

Crochet flower pillow looks very great :)

nbs255501 on October 25, 2013:

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CamperVamp on October 18, 2013:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the multi-colored crochet flower pillow! Very pretty in white, also, but I am a color-lover. :)

ToolHire LM on July 30, 2013:

These are brilliant! I just pictured my living room sofa with a few of them and it made me smile! Thank you for the ideas and photos! :-)

amandascloset0 on June 02, 2013:

Great ideas! There are a few of these I'll have to try out myself. Thanks for posting!

Gaby81 on May 21, 2013:

I have made other fabric flowers before but these look fantastic! Itâs easy and beautiful! Its a great way to use old scrap fabric or stained clothing you were going to through out anyway! Thanks for such a cute post!

Jenny Rowling from London, UK on May 12, 2013:

This got me intrigued. I might try it.

anonymous on May 10, 2013:

The crochet flower pillow in white is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

nirvanb on April 11, 2013:

awesome pillow design.

anonymous on March 21, 2013:

very pretty.

Meyani on March 19, 2013:

Wonderful lens. I have read some of your lenses, and all got high rank...congrat. I am bookmarking it, and will contact you if you do not mind it.

FashionMommy on February 21, 2013:

Beautiful lens! There are so many different styles, and really any type of pillow that will fit any decor. The Shabby Linen Flower Pillow is stunning!

NibsyNell on February 13, 2013:

I love the quilted flower pillow especially!

Helene-Malmsio on February 13, 2013:

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KatyCrystal on February 08, 2013:

Beautiful pillow design !

textbookmommy on February 07, 2013:

I love all these great ideas! Nice lens!

Elaine Chen on January 30, 2013:

veru nice Flower Pillows yo have share. Great Lens!

Iudit Gherghiteanu from Ozun on January 29, 2013:

these flower pillows are gorgeous...

ismeedee on January 22, 2013:

I love the ones with little appliques of flowers and butterflies- so pretty! Actually I loved a lot of them!!

OrganicMom247 on January 18, 2013:

these are very beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing this

CrazyforCollecting on January 17, 2013:

These are beautiful! Very nice lens, too.

XenasDeals on January 16, 2013:

That Crochet Flower Pillow is simply gorgeous, and the Felt yellow bed pillow is so cute!

cargoliftken on January 14, 2013:

This is just wonderful. Great lens!

mrdata on December 25, 2012:

Great lens! Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you big success for 2013...:)

BackyardChickenK on December 03, 2012:

Lovely pillows :) Very nice lens!

Vikki from US on November 25, 2012:

I am an admitted pillow addict ;) I love all of these, if I had to pick one fav, it would be this last one pictured here and the Shabby linen. Oh, that's two. See? lol...Love 'em.

BonnieSmith on November 22, 2012:

OMG!!!! amazing and beautiful.... I will not use it if I get one of them, I will just watch and watch it.

myspace9 on November 21, 2012:

Wonderful pillows. Good lens.

siennabrown1 on November 19, 2012:

Just wonderful, this pillows are so beautiful and unique. Great ideas (;

ViolaSuSi on November 16, 2012:

What a wonderful collection of pillows. Love them all, and... Franclin's quote too.

Noboss1 on November 14, 2012:

I especially love the chrysanthemum flower pillow

PennyHowe on November 03, 2012:

Wow! too many great ones to be able to choose. Fabulous lens with fantastic ideas. Thanks.

rooshoo on November 01, 2012:

Very cute pillows. Fun lens.

Noveliaa on October 31, 2012:

Excellent lens! Squidlike

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on October 31, 2012:

The breathtaking silk flower pillow certainly lives up to its name. Fantastic flower pillows and a wonderful lens. Congrats on the well deserved purple star. Squid Angel blessings!

wendyfinn on October 31, 2012:

Oh it's too hard to choose, they are all lush. I think I like your white crocheted one the best, but I'd be happy with them all!

Muebles de host on October 31, 2012:

Nice pillows!!

johnsja on October 28, 2012:

What a great idea. They are gorgeous.

kavalonthatsme on October 26, 2012:

Which one was my favorite? I loves them all, awesome post!

anonymous on October 22, 2012:

Amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing.

peternehemia lm on October 22, 2012:

Don't you think that it will be much more comfortable to hug the pillows than to put your head on them? They look beautiful :)

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

I love all of them!

BluKatDesign on October 14, 2012:

Lots of very cool ideas here, thanks!

Ashly Rain on October 12, 2012:

Some beautiful pillows here...hard to choose a favorite.

anonymous on October 12, 2012:

Ultrasuede Flower Pillows, tiny flowers floating. beauty.

Fred Alb from Uruguay on October 11, 2012:

Very interesting your work!

Keep it up, I want to see your next lens!

anonymous on October 11, 2012:

nice pillows now i feel more comfortable thanks for sharing

spids1 on September 30, 2012:

great lens love this!

lillywest10 on September 27, 2012:

I love crafting and sewing! I might have to whip up a few of these pillows myself! The pictures you have on this lens are great!

ArmchairBuilder1 on September 26, 2012:

These are some great looking pillows. It's a great idea for people that live on an island (like I do) and don't have the stores to find what you want. Thanks

MintySea on September 26, 2012:

the flowwer pillows look very nice

MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on September 24, 2012:

Some great ideas - very attractive! :>)

radhanathswamifan on September 18, 2012:

Flowery lens.. liked it!

anonymous on September 18, 2012:

interesting read

Elaine Chen on September 15, 2012:

I like "Quilted Flower Pillow"; it is free style which everyone can has their unique design pattern

user47 on September 11, 2012:

Amazing lens! I love it :) I'll be sure to come back

barberrela on September 11, 2012:

Creative and beautiful. Thankyou.

Doc_Holliday on September 09, 2012:

Fascinating range of beautifaul stuff for the DIY person. Very well done.

KonaGirl from New York on September 08, 2012:

Thanks for all the resource links. I love the white crocheted pillow that you made. *Squid Angel Blessed*

Funkysi on September 08, 2012:

Nice pillows, great ideas.

alaiamax lm on September 08, 2012:

They are all pretty and colorful. I like the crochet flower and the felt sunflower pillows. Thanks for sharing this very interesting lens.

MichaelDubrovnik on September 08, 2012:

They look pretty. Can I buy them instead of elements to make it??

mouse1996 lm on September 07, 2012:

I loved the crochet rainbow pillow. I might have to make myself one of those.

anonymous on September 07, 2012:

I have two favorites. The first one you showed, "sewn by Allison of Cluck. Cluck. Sew", and the Chrysanthemum Flower Pillow. I think they would look really good right next to each other, on my bed.

floppypoppygift1 on September 06, 2012:

Awesome ideas! Beautiful pictures, too! A true gem of a lens. Cheers~cb

sofirax on September 06, 2012:

just awesome, thanks for sharing this beauty with us :)

anne mohanraj on September 06, 2012:

Lovely lens. Thank you for sharing!

hypermomma on September 06, 2012:

Gorgeous! I heart!

GretaG on September 06, 2012:

absolutely amazed, i love these pillows.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 05, 2012:

They are just beautiful and colorful.

flowerdada on September 05, 2012:

these are amazing. I love them!

Mamabyrd from West Texas on September 05, 2012:

These pillows are so cute! I like Chrysanthemum Flower Pillow the best

ShariSmith on September 05, 2012:

Tonia of The Gunny Sack's craft

DLeighAlexander on September 04, 2012:

Pretty pillows! My grandmother used to make flower pillows. angel blessed :)

neotony on September 04, 2012:

anytime you can hug a flower, it's just got to be good.

BelleBanks on September 04, 2012:

I love these pillows especially the shabby Linen Flower Pillow. If only I was crafty enough to make it :)

VspaBotanicals on September 04, 2012:

I love the one with the many petals. Excellent lens!

Adam Turner on September 04, 2012:

I like Faux Flower Pillows because its color :) Thanks for sharing!

harubel on September 04, 2012:

flower is the blessing of good. Lens is interesting

Tea Pixie on September 03, 2012:


miaponzo on September 03, 2012:

I love anything flowery and I love all of these!!!! Blessed!

awesomedealz4u on September 03, 2012:

Wow What amazing ideas! I will have to try the crochet ones!

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 03, 2012:

It's so nice to see this great lens on the Squidoo front page! Congratulations, Pam!

anonymous on September 03, 2012:

I really would love to have some of these pillows in my room. They are so lovely! thanks for posting!

anonymous on September 03, 2012:

I love the crochet and silk flower pillows. I 've made some pillows from old silk handkerchiefs and ribbon. Great ideas.

Erin Hardison from Memphis, TN on September 03, 2012:

The sunflower one. So happy! My daughter loves flowers, and this might be a fun thing to make for her room.

Monica Ranstrom on September 03, 2012:

I love the ones made from felt. I feel like those are a project I could actually do! Lovely lens :)

Stephen Bush from Ohio on September 03, 2012:

SquidAngel blessings.

RinchenChodron on September 03, 2012:

Looks like creative fun to me! Well done.

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