Thrift store pillow before:
- Pillow $1.00
- Fabric...I found a pretty black satin for $3.00 a yard and I bought a yard and a half of it, but because I need it to line Boogie's tutu dress, that tulle is super itchy!!
- Ribbon, this I have a huge supply of due to everything that I am using it for but I used 22 in of 5/8 inch ribbon (Tiffany Blue) @ $2.50 a spool (10 ft spool) ...and 13 inch of 3/8 inch ribbon (White)..also leftover but $2.50 a spool.(10 ft spool)
- Fabric Rose that I made myself
- Needle and Thread
- Hot glue gun and glue
Total: $4.00 but that is including the fabric, and I am using most of it for Boogie's dress liner.
I started by measuring the pillow then I cut the fabric with a two inch hem line. The pillow has this nice edging so I simply sewed the fabric straight to the pillow around this edging. I flipped the pillow over and then repeated the process. I probably could have found a better way to do this, but I hand sew, my sewing machine and I have issues.....we need therapy!! This was the easiest way for me that doesn't include making basically a pillow case...too much room for error on my part that way!
Fabric sewn directly to the pillow:
I then wanted to add the ribbon accent to the pillow. I am having a really hard time finding this color ribbon in anything wider than 5/8 inch so I thought that if I sewed the ribbon in two pieces side by side that would give me the wider look that I was going for. I meant to bunch the ribbon in the middle but yeah it was late and I forgot to and didn't think about it till the hot glue was down. I sewed the ribbon on one edge, then hot glued it across the pillow then sewed the other edge. It was easy and gave me the look I was going for...well sorta LOL without the scrunching.
We are not actually tying the rings to this pillow, too many chances of problems. They may come untied then we have to hunt for them, they may get knotted up...ect. I wanted the little ribbon ties though so I used my 3/8 inch white ribbon and simply hot glued it to the center of the pillow.
Ring Ties...that we won't use :)
I made a rose using some leftover white Satin fabric then hot glued it over the ring ties to give it that slightly elegant and finished look. I am really getting good at these roses you should have seen my first few attempt ha ha.
Fabric Rose added for a finished look:
I am really pleased and proud of my DIY Ring Pillow and Flower Basket, I honestly will get ideas in my head about how to make something and sometimes they are a little disappointing as a finished project but then sometimes I am wowed that I actually made that....they come out way better than I thought I could accomplish. These two projects are a surprisingly wow did I really make that project!! :)
Flower Basket and Ring Pillow: