I’ve Got a Big, Soft Heart

By | February 7, 2013

It’s time for a little living room update to share our Valentine-spirit. I’ve never really done a lot to decorate for this holiday because Hubs hates pink. Plus, we’ve never really celebrated this day that much so I don’t get too over-excited about it usually.

Still, it’s nice to have a little something sweet around the house. And you know how I love my throw pillows…You see where this is going right?

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The only problem is that I don’t usually get to buy new pillows because Hubs seems to think I have enough. And I agree that they are usually a bit out of our price range…which is free or really cheap.

Now, something a lot of people might not know about me is that in college, I was in a local sorority. I know I’m not a traditional sorority-type-girl, and I have to admit that since I was dating Hubs (not yet Hubs at the time) who lived more than two hours away from my college campus, I went home pretty much every weekend, which means I never got as close as some of the other girls because I missed a lot of the weekend bonding time. Still, those girls were my roommates, friends, and family for the three years I was there (I graduated early with a double major and honors, so I also often missed out on bonding time because I was in the library), we certainly had some good times.

One of those times was a dance we performed as part of the homecoming Greek competitions my senior year. As a Sigma Sweatheart, we had a big pink, glitter heart on the back of our shirts to wear that night, and I loved that shirt. Sadly, I hardly wear it now and if I’m honest, it’s a bit tight anyway. Still, I couldn’t just throw it out, so I decided to make it into something new and festive for Valentine’s Day!

I started by cutting out a rectangle shape on the front and back of the heart. (Yes, it looks purple here, but it’s really sort of pink/magenta)

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Then, I turned it inside out and sewed out the top and two sides, leaving the bottom open to stuff it with later.┬áIt’s a bit small for a pillow, but I think it will work.

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After the stuffing, stitching up the bottom, and some random stuffing fuzz cleanup on the black fabric, it was all ready to go!

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It’s not much, but it makes the living room seem a little more lovey-dovey for this time of year.

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For a more in-depth look at DIY pillows, check out my Christmas version I made out of burlap, here.

Now tell me what sort of Valentine-DIY action you have going on!

4 thoughts on “I’ve Got a Big, Soft Heart

  1. Donita

    Scraps from your old t shirts and other fabric scraps make inexpensive stuffing for pillows

    Reply
  2. Melissa Apley

    I love the idea! I’m going to wait until feb 15th and stock up for next year.

    Reply

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