I started pulling out my Valentine decorations and it seems like I need just a few more red items. I like to decorate with a lot of neutral colors but I will be adding red to my dining room for Valentine’s Day. After looking through all of my decorations I thought it would be fun to make a few heart shaped pillows to add to one of my chairs. I want to create a fun and easy pillow that can be created in a variety of sizes. The pillow I am going to make can be made small enough to add to a tree or even in a dough bowl.

The supplies I will be using are:

1. Red and pink velvet fleece ( the amount of material you need will depend on how big you want to make your pillow)

2. Scissors

3. Polyester fiberfil

4. Paper to cut out your heart pattern

5. Ruler or tape measure

You will want to decide how big you want your heart pillow to be and then cut out your pattern.

I cut out two hearts the same size and then I trimmed two inches off of one of them.

You will want to trace the larger heart onto both pieces of your fabric. I am using a red and pink velvet fleece but you can use almost any type of material you want. This pillow is much easier to make with a fleece material.

The next step is to place both fabric heart cut outs on top of each other. If your material has two different sides then place both good sides facing out. Trace the smaller heart pattern on top of the fabric hearts.

Once you have the smaller heart drawn onto the fabric you will then start cutting strips up to the line. My strips are about half an inch to one inch wide.

Once you have cut all of the strips completely around the heart you will then start knotting the strips together. I left a few strips un knotted so that I can stuff the heart. Once the heart is stuffed you will finish knotting the remaining strips.

Knotting the strips together is what attaches both pieces of material together. I love using two different colored fabrics for this pillow.

Be sure to knot most of the strips together before adding the stuffing.

These are fun and easy to make and I hope you will give them a try.