Master Bedroom Makeover - Decorative Pillow

My winter project is underway...I have thus far ordered a damask wall stencil, a white down comforter, a yellow throw, two gray throw pillow covers, three very cool silver frames, curtains and the materials for this little number I made today.  Don't worry, I will share the other stuff as it comes in.  :-)

Update (12/30) is a look at some of the goodies.

For now, my cute throw pillow which will accent my pretty, clean, white bedding.  I bought a small pillow on Amazon for $13 and a ton of yellow ribbon for $8. 

I started by stitching the ribbon to the middle of the pillow (I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, as you will read further on in this post, so don't be scared if you aren't either!).

 And this is where I put away the needle and thread and manned my glue gun!  I just twisted and glued, twisted and's as simple as that.

And when I was finished with the flower, I decided I would like to add a stripe, don't worry, I glued this too!  If this pillow wasn't strictly decorative, I would think about stitching it, but it will go from the bed to the bench and back again, day after day after day.  No worries on whether it will hold up or not.

 I really love the way it turned out and all in all, it took me about an hour to complete.  Luckily my older kids were at the movies and my 4 month old was napping.  Sweet alone time...just me and my glue gun. :-)

Oh and here is one of the 10x10 initial pictures I made and put into the frames.  I think they turned out pretty cool...simple and clean.

Linking up here.


Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That pillow is gorgeous! Love how simple it was to make and how it only took you an hour. I am stumbling this post. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Creations by Kara. Vicky from Mess For Less

Unknown said...

Love it!! I didn't know you were re-doing your master bedroom! I thought you tried convincing him last year and he said no??!! I'm trying to figure out which stencil to order from Cutting Edge Stencils and where to do it (they offered me a free one if I hosted a giveaway)... you'll have to come down and give me some input!

Unknown said...

LOL, he didn't put up much of a fight! Maybe he forgot...I'll show you my stencil (so excited) on Friday. :)

Karen said...

I love the pillow! How fun and easy:) I am a new follower!
Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Love it! And can't wait to see your finished room! We are painting our master gray and I would like to add some white and yellow as well as long as I can find things that I like. I've struggled so far! lol

Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I will be featuring this tomorrow!

Unknown said...

Thank you Allison! I can't wait to post pics of the completed room!

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

Cute idea! I'd love to have you link it up to my party at Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Love this pillow! And how great is it that you could just use a glue gun? Genius!!

I'm your newest follower. Feel free to check out some of my projects too!

-Sarah @Adventures of Our Fami-Ly

Maria said...

I love making pillows and this one is so pretty! Love it!

Lisa Fliehman said...

The pillow is just beautiful, I can use a glue gun, so happy to see I don't have to tackle a needle and thread!! I love the monogram print too!!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Just lovely!
I featured you today:)

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by Blog Stalking Thursday, I have featured you! Don't forget to grab a featured button and wear it proudly, you deserve it!

Lolly Jane said...

Super duper CUTE!! Love the pillow... so much that we featured you this weekend!

Thanks for linking up with us!
:) xoxo

Jodie said...

Your pillow is gorgeous! I never thought of doing it right on the pillow itself. I created one for my daughter last week, however I attached it to felt then the pillow. Thanks for the great tip, I'm definitely gonna try it next time!

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Unknown said...

Such gorgeous pillow. Love your shop