April 4, 2012

Burlap and Ruffles Union Jack Pillow

I almost forgot about this little DIY pillow cover post I shared at Cherished Treasures a few weeks back. So here ya go- in case you missed it! {and if you already saw it- eek! sorry to be repetitive!}

I saw this super, duper cute pillow from darling Aimee at Twigg Studios and I knew I had to make my own! Well, I love most of the pillows she makes- but since  I don't sew, this was the only one I thought I could make! Haha!

I made a no-sew pillow using a down pillow that had seen better days and this no-sew pillow tut from the hilarious Cassie. Since it's basically ironing and cutting, even I could handle it!! The key was the Peel n Stick fabric fuse. It works like a charm and made the pillow so easy to make!

For the cute little ruffles I followed Aimee's tutorial. Just cut strips of cream flannel, which incidentally I had on hand- lucky coincidence. Then I wrote out the union jack pattern with chalk {just like she said to.}

Then I went rogue!! Aimee stitched her ruffles on and I {had to} use a glue gun to attach the mine.  I am crazy amazed at how awesome the glue is holding. I wanted to move one of the ruffles over and you couldn't get it off if you tried. Well actually, I mean, I did try and it wouldn't budge!
Isn't the pillow charming!? I think it makes the perfect textural addition to the little sitting area in my bedroom. I love how burlap adds an earthy feeling, grounding my silk curtain panels.
I'm sure this new addition will make the 5 whole minutes I get to sit down there and read that much more enjoyable!!

Do you have any special spots for reading? Little nooks you creep away to  for a few minutes to yourself?


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41 comments:

  1. So pretty! but how are you ever going to wash it?!

    Love the ruffles with the burlap!

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  2. This is the cutest idea! I love the look of it-you seriously have the best decor!

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  3. This is awesome!

    -From one non sewer to another :o)
    xo-Christine @First Home...Love Life

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  4. Becca,
    Love this look.I may have to try your no sew version on some pillows for my soon to be recovered sofa.Yours are so pretty.Love the simple look of burlap.
    Anne

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  5. Burlap and ruffles, two of my very favorite things!! Beautiful pillow!!

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  6. Love this pillow Becca! This version of the Union Jack Pillow is so lovely!! Great work! Have a wonderful Easter weekend :) Heather

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  7. it's beautiful and so different.

    hope you'll visit my blog and giveaway http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  8. Oh my goodness this is the cutest pillow ever. I must go out and find creme flannel. I am so glad that you hot glued because my sewing skills are sub par. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW blog party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a stinkin' cool pillow!

    Please stop by my party happening NOW to link it up - I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  10. I am visiting via TT&J. I absolutely adore this project! So clever.

    If you have a moment, please stop by my blog. I created a few spring crafts this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Wow, that turned out great for no sew! I love it! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday!:)

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  12. This is such an adorable take on an old idea, that I still love! I would never think to make a Union Jack pillow this way. I love it, and I love even more that you shared such fabulous directions, so I can go Pin it! Great work! -K

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  13. This pillow is adorable. I love that you glue gunned the ruffle. How easy is that, right? I am going to have to try it! Beautiful Beautiful!! Love your blog too, just became a member!

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  14. Beautiful pilllow Becca!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. From one Becca to another, this pillow is gorgeous! I may have to try my own :)

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  16. So, so, sew (get it..sew) lol stinkin' cute!! Love this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday Becca, we're featuring it this week!

    Heather

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  17. Ha! Of course this is your project! I found it via Gina's blog. LOVE it!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  18. Ha! Of course this is your project! I found it via Gina's blog. LOVE it!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  19. Very cute! I recently made a union jack flag as well...yours looks nice and simple...i love the ruffles and the burlap!

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  20. Very pretty! This is a really great project! I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  21. Ruffles...Burlap...Union Jack! Couldn't be more perfect! Thanks for sharing. This is my first time to your blog, and I'm your newest follower! Come by when you get a chance!

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  22. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html

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  23. I also love the texture and look burlap gives to any room. I really want to start crafting with it. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  24. Love it! I'm obsessed with Union Jacks at the moment

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  25. I just love this pillow. Actually, all three of them. So I'll be pinning!

    I was so inspired by Aimee as well that I created my own Union Jack version for my Etsy. I had original plans to use a take on the ruffle design but went with something much simpler ...

    So very, very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

    :)
    Linda

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  26. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and I love this pillow! Love the burlap and ruffles together.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.
    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  27. Becca,

    You know I am the president of this pillow's fan club! I'm pinning it (again)! hee hee

    Thanks for linking up to Pillowpalooza

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  28. Super cute. hmmm, thinking I need to make one! I'd love for you to link this up to my party...found you on Whipperberry.
    http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafted-sparrow-link-party-4_26.html

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  29. Super cute! Love it! :)
    Angela
    http://sunnysweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. Beautiful pillow. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

    ~Taylor

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  31. I love how it turned out! It looks so beautiful!

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  32. That is a really cute pillow! I'll be pinning this for future reference. Thanks!

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  33. This is cute. I might actually try it since you made it look so easy.Thanks.

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  34. Absolutely adorbs, Becca!

    I'm not featuring you again this week because 4 in a row *might* be a bit much, but I would if a weren't a weenie! : )

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  35. Awesome, Becca!

    Another gorgeous projects... Love it!

    Angie

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  36. What a great project and with fabulous execution.

    - The Tablescaper

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