Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Sew Burlap Easter Egg Pillow

Now that St. Patty's is past I was in the mood to get a little Easter Craft on. I had seen some burlap pillows around the blogoshpere and thought it would be fun to make a burlap Easter egg pillow. But, alas, I have no sewing machine thus, the No Sew Burlap Easter Egg Pillow was born or laid. ha ha ha.

1. I cut out a pattern for the size of egg I wanted. Then I traced this on to the burlap and cut out the two sides.
2. I laid out the ribbon and sequins to see what pattern I liked and cut with about an inch extra on either end.



3. I snipped the burlap strings where I wanted the ribbon to be woven in and pulled the strings out toward the center to prevent the edges from fraying.
4. I wove the ribbon in going over 10 strings and under. I alternated the pattern so the over on one ribbon area would be the under on the next.
5. I hot glued the sequin strings in place.
6. I wrapped the extra length of ribbon around the back and glued it.



7. I hot glued the edges of the two sides of the egg a bit at a time. Once about halfway glued, I began stuffing the pillow with plastic grocery bags (idea here). I alternated stuffing and gluing until the pillow was full.

Voila, one festive Easter pillow!



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16 Comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is adorable, Michelle!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

fawnda said...

That is so cute! I love the ribbons weaved accross! Awesome job!

Jenny said...

oh that is so nifty :D I love it!

Amanda K said...

That turned out so cute! Great job!!

Jessica Hills said...

That is really fun! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Love it! Come link at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-treasures-week-14.html

Maridith said...

That is so cute!! What a great use of burlap!! I think I am going to have to make me one of these this year!

Lisa said...

Thats realllly cute! Great simple idea~!

Lianna Knight said...

Such a great idea!!!

Come and visit my Easter Decor Inspiration Party here...
http://growingourowngarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-decor-inspiration-linky.html

fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am featureing you today at:
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites_21.html

Kari @ Ucreate said...

This is DARLING!!

ificould said...

SO cute! I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/burlap-egg-pillow.html

If you want, grab a button saying you were featured: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

Thanks for the great idea!
Missy

Lianna Knight said...

Thanks for joining my Easter Decor Inspiration Party!

Please visit this post and join my Easter Front Door Decorations Party...
http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/03/share-your-easter-front-door.html

Happy Easter!

linda said...

Michelle,
Awesome egg pillow! and love the no sew twist. I'm so glad you joined the Easter Roundup!
Happy Easter!
Linda

Lisa said...

What fantastic and cute pillows and wonderfully create!! Come visit my egg decorating at http://www.psyankycrazy.com