DIY Idea: Sculptural Flower Pillow

DIY Idea: Sculptural Flower Pillow

Elizabeth Licata
Jul 11, 2012

Not long ago I was perusing the sale racks at my local Anthropologie when something in the bedding section caught my eye. The Georgina bedding, with its giant, sculptural fabric flowers, has just the sort of cushy, organic, and slightly off-kilter look I like in the bedroom, especially the giant square pillows with their enormous self-fabric blooms. But the price made me balk a little, and I found myself wondering if someone out there in Internetland had worked out a DIY project that would create a similar effect.

It turns out, someone had. Linda from Burlap + Blue has figured out how to make her own 3-D, sculpted fabric flower pillow that is certainly reminiscent of the object of my Anthro lust.

In linen, it has a more controlled, cozy look than the pillows that inspired me to go hunting, but so much depends on fabric choice. Bright petal colors, even an assortment of different ones, could create a bold statement piece, while choosing a lightweight white cotton and slightly gathering the petals could generate a twin of those Anthro pillows that caught my eye.

Not all DIY projects are quick and easy time-savers, though. This project does involve cutting, sewing, and pressing each petal individually, which is easy but time-consuming. So this project is something I'll probably save for a rainy weekend. Or until I decide I really need some new bedding.

Have you ever DIYed your own bedding? Tell us about it in the comments.

(Images: Burlap + Blue)

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