I have a confession to make… I’m not a big Valentine’s type of gal. I don’t decorate with much red and no pink at all. Hearts are okay, but I like stars better. Before you think I am the Grinch of Valentine’s day, let me say, that I am a hopeless romantic! Real, straight from the heart love and gifts and projects and spending time with those I love are much more my style and truly win this girl’s heart! I have an easy, no-sew, perfect for Valentine’s Day DIY that is fun to make and can be used all year long! MR & MRS NO- SEW BURLAP PILLOWS are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day without all the hearts and flowers!
I think these pillows are not only romantic but so cute!!! And so easy to make too!
Here’s how to make a pair for yourself!
MR & MRS NO-SEW BURLAP PILLOWS
1. Create your own MR & MRS lettering using PicMonkey, a free digital editing program. Or make them yourself.
2. Put the letters into a 12 x 20 burlap burlap bag and trace over them with white chalk. I use a chalk pen. These are fabulous!!! Well worth the investment.
*Make sure your openings for Mr. is on one side and the opening for Mrs. is on the other. I did not do this.. so my openings are on the same side. I think it would look better if the openings faced the outside of each side of the bed.
You can get a 6 pack of burlap bags here…
and the white chalk pens I use here…I love these and use them for so many thing!
Using craft paint with a piece of paper in the burlap bag, paint in the MR and MRS outlines with white craft paint. I used 2 coats. If you have a chalk paint pen you can also color in the outlines with the chalk paint. It gives a softer look.
3. To make the closures, cut 4 colored ribbons, burlap strips, twine or whatever you choose about 18 inches long.
Make 2 cuts in one side the burlap fabric just below the salvaged edge. Each cut should be evenly spaced along the open edge. Make 2 identical cuts on the other open side of the burlap.
Fill the pillow with a down pillow insert. Slip the ribbon through each cut and tie together in the front of the pillow. Make a bow or knot and clip the edges of the ribbon to finish.
You can get a 4 pack of 12 x 18 down pillow inserts here…
Or 1 Piloflex 12 x 18 inch pillow form here…
These pillows can be very expensive! I’ve seen them for up to $67.00 a piece! Making your own is a fraction of the price and you can personalize them!
Just think of all the words or images you can use to make this no-sew burlap pillow! And think of all the ribbon you can use that coordinates with your decor!
Remember to pin this to your DIY or DECOR or PILLOW Pinterest board. You can follow me on Pinterest and see all the DIY’s I’m pinning HERE!