Friday, January 24, 2014

Aztec Heart Pillow

Aztec patterns are all the rage right now, and I really wanted to find a heart version for my Valentine's Day decor. I couldn't find a pattern, so I decided to create my own! After a few sketches and lots of measuring, I came up with this:

The bright coral and gold leather are a perfect combination!

Here's how I made it...
(click through for tutorial and free pattern)

I started out with some sketches to figure out my design, and then I had to create the pattern to scale. This was the toughest part! Lucky for you guys, I'm giving it to you :)

Make sure to download the PDF format so the pattern pieces will be the correct size. 

I got my felt and the gold leather at JoAnns.  It's a new color of felt (Coral Red) and it's gorgeous in person! I cut out all of the pattern pieces, using coral as Color A and gold as Color B. 

When I had all of the pieces laid out to create the heart pattern, it was time to place them on my pillow cover. I used a cream linen pillow cover from DownEast Home... it is actually monogrammed on the other side so it was deeply discounted. Whenever I see these for under $2, I always snag them! This one only cost me $0.89!

Once the pattern was in place on the pillow cover, I simply adhered each piece with hot glue. You could also use fabric glue, but I just didn't want to wait for it to dry :) I'm impatient like that!

I'm thrilled with how it turned out!

Have you started decorating for Valentine's Day yet? I love my pillow so much, I'll probably keep it up for a while :) Check out some of my other Valentine's Day decor projects:

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  1. I love these ideas! The chevron garland is beautiful, and could be done so many different ways for different events! Great!

  2. girls this is freakin awesome! come link it up at the valentines party thats going on!

  3. I LOVE this Holly!! The Aztec style heart is so cool, and I love the gold and coral colors you used!

  4. Wow, I love the gold leather I will definitely need to pick some of that up! I would love it if you linked up to The Makers,

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures


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