To make this pillow tie you will need the following materials:
1. 1- 3″ Pouting Princess Fabric Flower
2. 4- Jessica Fabric Flowers made to 2″ (approximately)
3. 3 Peacock Feathers (you might want to have a few extras just in case they break while you are learning to curl them) Peacock feathers can be purchased by doing a search on line. I know Etsy has some listings.
4. Bling (the bling in this tutorial measures 1.5″ but smaller works just fine)
5. 2 yards of coordinating or matching ribbon (you will likely only need 1.5 yards but it is better to be safe than sorry, right?)
6. a piece of coordinating or matching felt or fleece to cover the back. Mine measured 4″ by 7″.
1. All purpose hot glue
2. Glue gun
3. Sharp scissors
4. Butter knife
5. Matches, lighter or wood burning tool
Begin by prepping your peacock feathers. Treat the long/ stray feathers that are around the eye like curling ribbon. Working in small sections, use your butter knife and pull outward. (Note: this part might take a little practice. Do not pull very hard as the stray feathers will break off.)
Mark your ribbon in the center. (You can mark it with a pen or simply fold it in half and crease it a few times with your finger and thumb nail.)
Arrange your pieces on top of your felt/ fleece. Start by laying your ribbon down and then working from the center marking on your ribbon. Begin first with your feathers:
Place your hand under the Pouting Princess flower and note the space between this flower and your Jessica flowers. Glue near the base of the Jessica flowers to secure them to the Pouting Princess Flower:
Tie your pillow tie to your pillow:
Inform your children that this particular pillow is not to be sat on, used for pillow fights, taken to their bedrooms or used to make life comfy while outside. Maybe add a threat about making them eat brussel sprouts and okra with every meal for 2 weeks. Just saying!
I hope your pillow turns out gorgeous! Here's mine: