I love it when inspiration strikes! I was poking around pinterest late one night (nothing surprising there right?), when I cam across this pin. I loved the Anthro inspired neutral look… but I wanted mine to be more Valentines-y! So I went pink, sparkly and totally fun! I’m loving my Sparkly Hearts Pillow Cover!

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I knew as soon as I started thinking about this project that I wanted to use some of the pink sparkly dot fabric I’ve had in my stash. I’ve used it before for accent hearts on zippy pouches and they always turned out adorable 🙂 What I wasn’t sure of going into this project is what I’d use for the base or background fabric. I hunted through my stash, tried a few different combos, and finally settled on this vintage grey wool I thrifted a few months ago.

Sparkly Pink Hearts on my valentines pillow cover.

I free-hand cut out hearts in a couple of different sizes 🙂 I played with the placement a bit, arranging and rearranging until I got it just the way I wanted. Pinned in place I started sewing them on. I liked the idea of adding some contrast, so I stitched in black, 1/8th of an inch from the edge of the heart.

Sparkly Heart Pillow Cover - Its my new favorite! busybeingjennifer.com

I made this sparkly hearts pillow cover to fit a 14 inch pillow I already had on hand. I did a regular envelope pillow cover back. If you’re interested in make an envelope style pillow cover, Miss Lovie has a great tutorial in the post that was my original inspiration!

Sparkly Heart Pillow Cover - BusyBeingJennifer.com


This Sparkly Hearts Pillow is my favorite new addition to our couch 🙂 Even the cats like it (even if I can’t get Bliss to actually look at the camera lol)… we’ll see what hubby says when he gets back from being on the road. I’m sure he’ll groan and ask why there’s more pink in his house *Giggles*

Are you working on any valentines projects?

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21 Responses to Sparkly Hearts Pillow Cover

  1. geniabeme says:

    Aww this is super cute!!

  2. phyrra says:

    Cute kitty! Love the pillow too.

  3. emmymom2 says:

    That is so cute! Though I think if I tried to free hand cut hearts they wouldn't be nearly so cute 🙂

  4. Kendra says:

    Love this! So festive for valentines day 🙂

  5. southernbeautyguide says:

    Omgsh this is adorable! I love making things like this and this is the cutest idea!

  6. Those are sooo adorable!!!

  7. Kelley says:

    So cute! I always have fun crafty ideas, but never actually bring them to life – love that you did!

  8. Heather Grow says:

    These are so cute and fun, Jennifer. You are so crafty.

  9. Julie says:

    Lovely cushion, the sparkly dot fabric is just perfect for this.

  10. love the pillows so cute and frankie my siamese says hello to your cat visiting from whimsy wednesday have a great day

  11. lysamebee says:

    I love this pillow cover! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Co-Host OMHGWW

  12. chrisyisblogging says:

    these are very cute, thanks for sharing

  13. Saira says:

    Nice idea & doesn't look too hard either. I've pinned you to my pinterest board! http://www.momresource.com/pinterest

  14. Crystal says:

    such a striking pillow. I love it! I would like to invite you to share this at the Saturday craft showcase at http://www.bowdabrablog.com


  15. joylovefood says:

    This pillow is so pretty! Your cat is very pretty too. Thanks for sharing at OMHG WW 🙂

  16. Cydnee says:

    I love this festive pillow! Adorable! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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