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One of the simplest ways to get your home ready for a new season is with a pillow swap. It’s been three years since we made these winter bird pillows, so we decided it was time for a new design (thanks Krista!). This Scandi floral snowflake pillow is a combination of heat transfer vinyl and embroidered felt details on a grey linen pillow cover.
Due to the intricate design of this DIY craft, we recommend using a cutting machine. But we have also included a PDF template if you want to cut by hand.
Flake it ’til You Make It
This DIY pillow cover features pretty flowers in a snowflake pattern for winter seasonal decor. That being said, the snowflake design is subtle, so you could keep this pillow out year-round if you wanted to — or at least through spring or even summertime.
As you’ll see in our tutorial, we used felt for the blooms and berries and iron-on vinyl for the stems and leaves. You can use the same colors as we did or choose whatever colors you like to fit your decor. If you have any questions, just comment below!
Skill level: Beginner
Stitches used: French knots, straight stitches, and back stitches. If you’d like more guidance on these stitches, make sure to check out our free embroidery guide for step-by-step tutorials.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Iron, Ironing Board, and Press Cloth
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Vanilla and Rose Quartz
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Very Light Shell Pink (224), Fern Green (522), Snow White (B5200), and Off White (746)
- Iron-On Vinyl — Siser Easyweed Olive and White
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Cotton or Linen Pillow Cover — 18″x18″ in Grey White
How to Make a Floral Snowflake Pillow
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Fold the pillow cover into quarters and mark where the center is on the fold using a disappearing ink pen.
- Cut out and weed the vinyl designs. Starting with the olive green vinyl, center the design so that the green dot matches up with where you marked the center of the pillow.
- Iron on the design, working with one layer at a time until they are completely adhered to the pillow cover. Note: when applying the iron-on, always use a press cloth between the iron and the design to avoid burning the fabric and melting the vinyl.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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