I had fun doing some sewing this weekend, and with the help of some DIY bridal supplies given to me by David Tutera Bridal and some fabric and trim I had stashed away, I was able to create a dazzling shabby chic ring pillow.
Opening a big box of goodies is so much fun! The best part is figuring out what to do with them! I decided on making a pillow because there was just so much stuff to adorn it with!
Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine how big to cut the fabric – basically just add an extra 3″ to each side. My pillow measured 13″x13″ so I cut my fabric to 16″x16″ giving me 1/2″ of seam allowance and 1″ of ease for each side.
note: I did it the quick and dirty way with a ruler and a sharpie marker. Totally not the right way, but it worked!
You need a little ease built into a pillow because it’s thick and poofy and you want the pillow to fit in the sleeve without looking like a stuffed sausage.
I started with a blank pillow form, and made a simple cover for it using some natural looking fabric and stitched it closed.
Now it was time to play with the trims and bling and make it into a ring pillow. Using some silver ribbon, I wrapped the surface of the pillow like a gift, and pinned it together with this gorgeous brooch from David Tutera Bridal.
Using hot glue (again, probably not the best method) I decided to decorate the edges with the pretty white rose trim. It still worked out pretty well, you just have to be careful not to burn your fingers and get those dreaded hot glue strands all over your project.
Reminds me of photos from my own wedding – less the ring pillow!
Photo Credit: Doug Layton – Eye Catch Design
This pillow makes me want to get married all over again – I’m loving all the David Tutera Bridal supplies! Be sure to Become a fan of Darice on Facebook, follow @Darice_Crafts on Twitter or find David Tutera DIY Wedding on Pinterest
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