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Want to add a little easy Valentines Day decor to your home? This easy felt Valentines Day pillow cover is the perfect way to add a little “day of love” touch to your sofa, chair, or loveseat. This easy Valentines craft can be whipped up in just an hour or two.

DIY Valentine's Pillow Cover

DIY Valentine’s Day Pillow

With three kids running around the house and homeschooling consuming the better part of our days, I honestly don’t have much time to decorate for seasons around here. However, one feature of decor that is easy, accessible, and stores flat (big bonus!) is pillow covers.

I first delved into seasonal pillow covers last Christmas, and all it took was two white covers and a black Sharpie. I got the idea from Dear Lillie’s post and set about making them one night with a permanent marker. They’ve lasted two Christmas seasons and store very easily with the rest of the Christmas decorations.

I don’t usually put out anything for Valentines Day, except a red heart on the door, but a friend of mine had snagged me a cream linen pillow cover from Ikea, and I knew it would be perfect for a seasonal cover. It was a simple craft, since I had leftover felt from my DIY Felt Garden House for kids. The great thing is this DIY Valentines Day Pillow Cover can be no-sew if you’re in a rush or unable to stitch it together.

Valentines Day Pillow Supplies

Here’s what you’ll need:

fabric scissors

How to decorate the pillow cover

  1. Iron pillow cover (don’t skip this step, though you may want to); you want to have a smooth surface to work with.
  2. Fold felt in half and use the Sharpie or fabric pen and freehand draw half a large heart. Don’t worry about an imperfect heart; that’s part of the charm of this project. Cut out with fabric scissors. Repeat this step with another color felt and create different sized hearts.
heart cut out

3. Freehand draw letters onto felt and cut out, or find a font you like and print out “love” on card stock. Cut out the word and use as a stencil on your felt.

4. Place hearts and word on your pillow cover. Play around with the placement to suit your taste.

flat heart pillowcase

5. Attach. You can do this one of two ways: Use pins to attach hearts and word to top layer of the pillow (be careful not to grab both pillow sides) and stitch with thread color of choice. (I used pink, so my purple heart would have a contrasting thread.) OR Use Elmer’s fabric adhesive spray to attach each piece. Be sure to put folded newspaper or a piece of cardboard inside your pillow cover if you use the adhesive, so your pillow cover doesn’t stick together.

valentine's pillow

6. When pillow is dry, slip the Valentines Day pillow cover over a pillow you already have on hand and Voila! Instant decor for Valentine’s Day!

How to store Valentines Day pillow cover

When Valentine’s Day is over, simply take it off your pillow and store it flat for next year.

If stitched, the pillow cover should be able to be laundered and dried. If adhesive was used, spot clean so the felt doesn’t come off in the wash.

Decorating doesn’t get much easier than this!

Yield: 1 Pillow Cover

DIY Valentines Day Pillow Cover

Felt Valentines Day Pillow Cover

Add some DIY Valentines Day decor to your home with this quick and easy Valentines Day pillow cover. Make this fun craft in just a few hours, no sewing needed!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Moderate

Materials

  • 1 blank pillow cover (Ikea, Amazon, Michaels, Hobby Lobby all carry them)
  • Felt (in at least two colors)
  • Sharpie or fabric pen

Tools

  • Fabric adhesive spray or needle and thread

Instructions

  1. Iron pillow cover (don't skip this step, though you may want to); you want to have a smooth surface to work with.
  2. Fold felt in half and use the Sharpie or fabric pen and freehand draw half a large heart. Don't worry about an imperfect heart; that's part of the charm of this project. Cut out with fabric scissors. Repeat this step with another color felt and create different sized hearts.
  3. Freehand draw letters onto felt and cut out, or find a font you like and print out "love" on card stock. Cut out the word and use as a stencil on your felt.
  4. Place hearts and word on your pillow cover. Play around with the placement to suit your taste.
  5. Attach. You can do this one of two ways: Use pins to attach hearts and word to top layer of the pillow (be careful not to grab both pillow sides) and stitch with thread color of choice. (I used pink, so my purple heart would have a contrasting thread.) OR Use Elmer's fabric adhesive spray to attach each piece. Be sure to put folded newspaper or a piece of cardboard inside your pillow cover if you use the adhesive, so your pillow cover doesn't stick together.
  6. When pillow is dry, slip the Valentines Day pillow cover over a pillow you already have on hand and Voila! Instant decor for Valentine's Day!

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