Another knock-out round of Knock it Off DIY is here! Woo hoo! If you haven’t caught any of our sneak peeks yet, then you are in for a treat today. Seriously!
This month’s Knock it Off DIY Challenge is featuring our World Market inspired projects and I am so excited to share mine with you now!
I racked my brain for quite some time trying to figure out what direction I wanted to go in. I mean, there are tons of products to choose from at World Market. You all know about my throw pillow addiction, so when I spotted their vintage style felt cutout throw pillow, an idea sparked. I’ve been really into bold graphic prints lately [like the minted curtains I selected for our Master Bedroom Refresh or the headboard I diy’d for our Guestroom Revamp project] and I had a feeling I could DIY my own felt pillow…
…except mine, is no-sew and less than half the cost!
Oh and it was really easy and doesn’t require a 10 page guide book to recreate this look.
Step 1 | Gather materials.
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I bought the sheets of felt at Michaels and went with 9 different colors. You could certainly do any color combination that fits your personal decor. I ended up using about 1/3 to 1/2 of each sheet @ $.39 each.
I happened to have this pillow cover on hand from a Valentine’s Day craft idea that never quite….ahem…happened, so it worked out nicely!
Step 2 | Cut out random shapes.
I cut triangles, squares, rectangles, strips, funky weird odd-ball shapes, big and small, but kept all the edges straight until the very end. I decided to cut a few black circles to switch things up a bit visually.
Step 3 | Lay out your design on the pillow cover.
I actually started piecing together the corners first and then worked my way towards the middle. I tried to line up the edge of the felt to be parallel with the edge of the pillow cover, but its not exactly perfect, nor are the shapes.
This is what it looked like after I had laid out all of my cut-out pieces onto the pillow cover…
There was no rhyme or reason to the madness, but I did try to space out the colors evenly. When I couldn’t decide what color should go next, I opted for a black piece. You’ll notice in 2 of the corners I did 3 black strips in varying lengths and then 3 circular pieces right next to each other – these were really the only “planned” arrangements. The rest just fell into place. Oh and I also stuck a larger round piece near the center for fun 😉
Step 4 | Start hot gluing them down one-by-one.
First, I started by applying the glue directly to the felt itself, but after a few times of forgetting exactly what direction the piece was supposed to be put back down, I then began to apply the glue directly to the pillow cover.
I roughly applied the glue in the shape of each individual felt piece and then pressed the felt piece down with my finger to press it in place and smooth it out. I later went back through and added tiny bits of hot glue to the edges and corners where the were lifting / peeling up.
Step 5 | Insert your pillow and add it to your couch, chair or bed!
Instant spring or summer decor, right?! Since I don’t typically decorate with a ton of color, its the perfect time of year to brighten things up a bit in the living room with such a normally neutral backdrop of grays, browns and golds and lots of bold black and white.
I love to play around with pattern so this DIY pillow cover was the perfect addition to the mix!
Total heart emoji eyes!
Can I say that about one of my own projects??
I have a few more ideas brewing for some spring sprucing in here and they also involve…pillows. Sorry! I hope I don’t bore you too quickly with these new pillow projects – I just can’t help myself!!
Throw pillows truly are one of the easiest, least labor-intensive (unless you DIY all of them – whoops) ways to change out your decor as the seasons change and holidays roll around. Lately, I’ve been making my own or buying just the pillow cover itself, so there is less to store away in the off-season. Pillow covers can be folded up and stored away much easier than an arsenal of throw pillows. Although I still keep a few feather pillow inserts in various sizes around in case I craft up an idea to DIY a cover [like here] or find one I just can’t resist purchasing.
P.S. I have the sudden urge to make 26 more felt pillows like now! Who wants one?! I’ve never even used felt before, but I have to say I’m slightly obsessed right now.
So cute – don’t you think?!
I totally think these pillows would be AWESOME projects to do with kids, too. They could help cut out the shapes and decide how the felt pieces should be laid out and then the adult could take care of the hot glue gun part. I think it only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish! The perfect naptime project for all you mamas out there 😉 but hey, if they don’t nap anymore or with thoughtful consideration decide not to that day, let them help!
Think you’re going to give it a go? What other felt projects have you created?
I’m not kidding – I seriously need to get back to Michaels STAT for some more felt!
And for a ton more wonderful World Market inspired projects, look no further. Just scroll down below!