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Flower Pillows - DIY

Updated on December 9, 2016

Make Floral Style Pillows, Decorative Pillows, Accent Pillows

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." I'm thinking he must have said that before he ever saw flower pillows....

This striking red petal pillow was sewn by Allison of Cluck. Cluck. Sew. It was the first pillow to inspire me enough to make a flower pillow of my very own. I was surprised at how simple the DIY technique was and how pretty and soft my flower pillow was upon completion. The process to make a floral pillow looks a little intricate, but it's not.

You'll discover so many styles of pillows with flowers (or petal pillows) online. Here are several DIY versions of flower pillows with links provided to the tutorials. My hope is you'll find at least one of these lovely pillows to make for your very own too. :)

BHG Applique Flower Pillow
BHG Applique Flower Pillow

Applique Pillows with Flowers

via Better Homes and Gardens

BHG demonstrates how to make accent pillows using remnants from an old blanket. Follow these simple instructions to make your own appliqued flower pillow.

(Photo credit BHG website)

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Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Pinking Shears (98987097J)
Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Pinking Shears (98987097J)

I use pinking shears to finish seams on nearly all my sewing projects.

DIY Dish Flower Pillows
DIY Dish Flower Pillows

Flower Pillows - Two Versions of DIY

The DIY Dish creates two different types of flowers for these decorative pillows. See a video with step-by-step instructions and a quick cutting guide to fashion flower pillows.

(Photo credit The DIY Dish)

Felt Flower Pillows - The Purl Bee
Felt Flower Pillows - The Purl Bee

Felt Pillows with a Twist

Molly, of The Purl Bee, shares her version of felt flower pillows. Learn to make a pair or three of these striking DIY decorative pillows by visiting her post here.

(Photo credit Molly of the Purl Bee)

Crochet Flower Pillow - DIY

Crochet Flower Pillow DIY
Crochet Flower Pillow DIY | Source

I fell in love with this blooming flower pillow crocheted by Lucy at Attic24. I'm in awe of all the marvelous colors she has used to create this flower pillow. Lucy has included all the step by step (with photos) instructions here so you can make your own colorful bouquet of flower pillows. What are you waiting for?! :)

Crochet Flower Pillow in White

White DIY Crochet Flower Pillow
White DIY Crochet Flower Pillow | Source

This is my version of Lucy's crochet pillow above. I LOVE her use of colors, but decided to try this flower pillow all in white. What do you think of this look?

Ultrasuede flower pillows
Ultrasuede flower pillows

Ultrasuede Flower Pillows adorned with

simple DIY florets.

Ultrasuede petals adorn these store bought cushions. Want to make these flower pillows? Check out the clever designs here at Martha Stewart.

(Photo credit Martha Stewart website)

Orange Flower Pillow DIY
Orange Flower Pillow DIY

Folded Orange Fabric Flower Pillow

Pairing bright orange folded fabric flowers with a brilliant white pillow cover resulted in this striking flower pillow from Make It and Love It. You can make one too by following this tutorial.

(Photo credit Make It and Love It)

A Poll About Petals....

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Silk Flower Pillows - Martha Stewart
Silk Flower Pillows - Martha Stewart

Silk Pillows

for weddings or just because....

Silk dupion, shantung, and taffeta make up this breathtaking flower pillow created (of course) by those clever people at Martha Stewart. Flower pillows as beautiful as this one are perfectly suited for bearing rings, but I'm sure I could find a use for one in my home. Just perhaps a tad bigger, maybe?

(Photo credit Martha Stewart website)

Bright Flower Pillows
Bright Flower Pillows

Bright Flower Pillows

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous crafted this snow white pillow with brightly colored stylized flowers attached to the front. Just looking at accent pillows like this entices me to get busy creating some more flower pillows of my own.

(Photo credit Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous)

Button Center Petal Pillow
Button Center Petal Pillow

Button-Center Floral Pillows

Easy no-sew pillow with fabulous results!

These DIY flower pillows really are cute as a button...See how Bobbi@blogginwithbobbi made her flower pillow with a store bought cushion, felt, fabric glue and a button. :)

(Photo credit Bobbi at BlogginwithBobbi)

DIY Felt Sunflower Pillow

DIY Flower Pillow - Sunflower Pillow
DIY Flower Pillow - Sunflower Pillow

Stephanie of Fab You Bliss was inspired to make this stunning felt sunflower pillow. She is fabyoubliss enough to have created a tutorial and shares it here. Thank you Stephanie for being so generous! :)

Mock Flower Pillows via i create it
Mock Flower Pillows via i create it

Faux Flower Pillows

Target should be flattered!

Danielle of the blog, i create it, saw a fun flower pillow at Target. When she saw the accompanying price tag she decided to make her own. She shows the step-by-step here. I can't tell the difference between the two flower pillows.....can you?

(Photo credit Danielle at i create it).

Shabby Flower Pillow via burlap + blue
Shabby Flower Pillow via burlap + blue

Shabby Linen Pillow

The blog, burlap + blue, shows off a beautiful linen flower pillow. They are so generous to share the tutorial here. Shabby can definitely be chic when it comes to pillows like this one.

(Photo credit burlap + blue)

DIY Felt Petal Pillow

DIY Felt Petal Pillow via Motherhood Musings
DIY Felt Petal Pillow via Motherhood Musings

This DIY pillow is a totally no-sew project. Find the how-to over at Time 2 Save Time 2 Give. Get your glue gun handy and recreate Motherhood Musing's simply clever flower pillow.

(Photo credit Motherhood Musings)

Flower Power Pillow via felt so cute
Flower Power Pillow via felt so cute

Pillows That Bloom

There is no mistaking this felt flower power pillow presented on the blog, felt so cute. It would be so easy to switch up the colors of felt used in this DIY accent pillow to match any little girl's room. Cute!!! Read how this flower pillow was made here.

(Photo credit felt so cute)

Upcycled Flower Pillow via Heather
Upcycled Flower Pillow via Heather

Upcycled Sweater Flower Pillow

Heather at squeezing it all in fashioned this pillow from a favorite sweater that held a lot of sentiment. It's elegant, full of lovely memories, soft and functional too. Perhaps your closet is hoarding a flower cushion just waiting to happen? Here's Heather's tutorial.... :)

(Photo credit Heather at squeezing it all in)

Quilted Flower Pillow via Candice at Made With Love
Quilted Flower Pillow via Candice at Made With Love

Quilted Floral Pillow

Free DIY pattern!

Candice from Made With Love designed this perfectly pink and perfectly pretty sweet quilted pillow. It's a great DIY project for anyone who loves to sew. Learn to make one here.

(Photo credit Candice at Made With Love)

Flower Pillow of Many Petals via The Gunny Sack
Flower Pillow of Many Petals via The Gunny Sack

Many Petals....

The talented Tonia of The Gunny Sack shares her creativity with a tutorial to make her version of a floral pillow she first saw at Horchow. Her guest post at Someday Crafts spills the beans on her diy creation of this flirty pillow made of many, many petals. Lovely!!!

(Photo credit Tonia at The Gunny Sack)

DIY Flower Pillow
DIY Flower Pillow

DIY Felt Flower Pillow

via Better Homes and Gardens

It looks like Fall is in the air.....You can switch up the colors and make this pillow convey any time of the year. Crafty folks at BHG show you how here.

(Photo credit BHG)

Which of the DIY pillows on this lens is your favorite?

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Pam, this is loaded with comments. I love all of these flowery throw pillow ideas, esp. the sunflower. :-) Very beautiful and lovely with a voted up!

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      Victoriamona 3 years ago

      wow, I LOVE all those flower pillows, and my favorite is Silk Flower Pillow. Wanna make myself one if I have time

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      crystalpearl25 3 years ago

      Beautiful pillows. My favorites are the felt flower pillow and the ultrasuede flower petal pillows.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Wow they all look awesome!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My favorite is the sunflower but I really like all of them.

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I like them all, but my favorite is the DIY Felt Sunflower one.

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      andreea22 3 years ago

      Woah, these pillows are awesome!

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      rebekah-grelen 3 years ago

      Spectacular post! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Im2keys 3 years ago

      such beautiful creations, I especially love the sunflower pillow!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      These are fantastic! I love the selection.

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      Wow! Each of these beautiful pillows is a work of art. They certainly add wonder to a home.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Crochet flower pillow looks very great :)

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      nbs255501 4 years ago

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      CamperVamp 4 years ago

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the multi-colored crochet flower pillow! Very pretty in white, also, but I am a color-lover. :)

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      ToolHire LM 4 years ago

      These are brilliant! I just pictured my living room sofa with a few of them and it made me smile! Thank you for the ideas and photos! :-)

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      amandascloset0 4 years ago

      Great ideas! There are a few of these I'll have to try out myself. Thanks for posting!

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      Gaby81 4 years ago

      I have made other fabric flowers before but these look fantastic! Itâs easy and beautiful! Its a great way to use old scrap fabric or stained clothing you were going to through out anyway! Thanks for such a cute post!

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      Jenny Rowling 4 years ago from London, UK

      This got me intrigued. I might try it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The crochet flower pillow in white is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

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      nirvanb 4 years ago

      awesome pillow design.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very pretty.

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      Meyani 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I have read some of your lenses, and all got high rank...congrat. I am bookmarking it, and will contact you if you do not mind it.

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      FashionMommy 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens! There are so many different styles, and really any type of pillow that will fit any decor. The Shabby Linen Flower Pillow is stunning!

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      I love the quilted flower pillow especially!

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      Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

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      KatyCrystal 4 years ago

      Beautiful pillow design !

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      textbookmommy 4 years ago

      I love all these great ideas! Nice lens!

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      veru nice Flower Pillows yo have share. Great Lens!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      these flower pillows are gorgeous...

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      I love the ones with little appliques of flowers and butterflies- so pretty! Actually I loved a lot of them!!

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      these are very beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing this

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      CrazyforCollecting 4 years ago

      These are beautiful! Very nice lens, too.

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      XenasDeals 4 years ago

      That Crochet Flower Pillow is simply gorgeous, and the Felt yellow bed pillow is so cute!

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      cargoliftken 4 years ago

      This is just wonderful. Great lens!

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Great lens! Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you big success for 2013...:)

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      BackyardChickenK 5 years ago

      Lovely pillows :) Very nice lens!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      I am an admitted pillow addict ;) I love all of these, if I had to pick one fav, it would be this last one pictured here and the Shabby linen. Oh, that's two. See? lol...Love 'em.

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      BonnieSmith 5 years ago

      OMG!!!! amazing and beautiful.... I will not use it if I get one of them, I will just watch and watch it.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Wonderful pillows. Good lens.

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      siennabrown1 5 years ago

      Just wonderful, this pillows are so beautiful and unique. Great ideas (;

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      ViolaSuSi 5 years ago

      What a wonderful collection of pillows. Love them all, and... Franclin's quote too.

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      Noboss1 5 years ago

      I especially love the chrysanthemum flower pillow

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Wow! too many great ones to be able to choose. Fabulous lens with fantastic ideas. Thanks.

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      rooshoo 5 years ago

      Very cute pillows. Fun lens.

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      Noveliaa 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! Squidlike

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      The breathtaking silk flower pillow certainly lives up to its name. Fantastic flower pillows and a wonderful lens. Congrats on the well deserved purple star. Squid Angel blessings!

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      wendyfinn 5 years ago

      Oh it's too hard to choose, they are all lush. I think I like your white crocheted one the best, but I'd be happy with them all!

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      Muebles de host 5 years ago

      Nice pillows!!

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      What a great idea. They are gorgeous.

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      kavalonthatsme 5 years ago

      Which one was my favorite? I loves them all, awesome post!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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      peternehemia lm 5 years ago

      Don't you think that it will be much more comfortable to hug the pillows than to put your head on them? They look beautiful :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love all of them!

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      BluKatDesign 5 years ago

      Lots of very cool ideas here, thanks!

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      Some beautiful pillows here...hard to choose a favorite.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ultrasuede Flower Pillows, tiny flowers floating. beauty.

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      Fred Alb 5 years ago from Uruguay

      Very interesting your work!

      Keep it up, I want to see your next lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice pillows now i feel more comfortable thanks for sharing

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      spids1 5 years ago

      great lens love this!

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      lillywest10 5 years ago

      I love crafting and sewing! I might have to whip up a few of these pillows myself! The pictures you have on this lens are great!

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      ArmchairBuilder1 5 years ago

      These are some great looking pillows. It's a great idea for people that live on an island (like I do) and don't have the stores to find what you want. Thanks

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      the flowwer pillows look very nice

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Some great ideas - very attractive! :>)

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      radhanathswamifan 5 years ago

      Flowery lens.. liked it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      interesting read

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      I like "Quilted Flower Pillow"; it is free style which everyone can has their unique design pattern

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      user47 5 years ago

      Amazing lens! I love it :) I'll be sure to come back

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      barberrela 5 years ago

      Creative and beautiful. Thankyou.

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      Doc_Holliday 5 years ago

      Fascinating range of beautifaul stuff for the DIY person. Very well done.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks for all the resource links. I love the white crocheted pillow that you made. *Squid Angel Blessed*

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      Funkysi 5 years ago

      Nice pillows, great ideas.

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      alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      They are all pretty and colorful. I like the crochet flower and the felt sunflower pillows. Thanks for sharing this very interesting lens.

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      MichaelDubrovnik 5 years ago

      They look pretty. Can I buy them instead of elements to make it??

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      I loved the crochet rainbow pillow. I might have to make myself one of those.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have two favorites. The first one you showed, "sewn by Allison of Cluck. Cluck. Sew", and the Chrysanthemum Flower Pillow. I think they would look really good right next to each other, on my bed.

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      Awesome ideas! Beautiful pictures, too! A true gem of a lens. Cheers~cb

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      sofirax 5 years ago

      just awesome, thanks for sharing this beauty with us :)

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      Lovely lens. Thank you for sharing!

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      hypermomma 5 years ago

      Gorgeous! I heart!

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      GretaG 5 years ago

      absolutely amazed, i love these pillows.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      They are just beautiful and colorful.

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      flowerdada 5 years ago

      these are amazing. I love them!

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      These pillows are so cute! I like Chrysanthemum Flower Pillow the best

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      ShariSmith 5 years ago

      Tonia of The Gunny Sack's craft

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Pretty pillows! My grandmother used to make flower pillows. angel blessed :)

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      neotony 5 years ago

      anytime you can hug a flower, it's just got to be good.

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      BelleBanks 5 years ago

      I love these pillows especially the shabby Linen Flower Pillow. If only I was crafty enough to make it :)

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I love the one with the many petals. Excellent lens!

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      Adam Turner 5 years ago

      I like Faux Flower Pillows because its color :) Thanks for sharing!

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      harubel 5 years ago

      flower is the blessing of good. Lens is interesting

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I love anything flowery and I love all of these!!!! Blessed!

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      awesomedealz4u 5 years ago

      Wow What amazing ideas! I will have to try the crochet ones!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      It's so nice to see this great lens on the Squidoo front page! Congratulations, Pam!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really would love to have some of these pillows in my room. They are so lovely! thanks for posting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the crochet and silk flower pillows. I 've made some pillows from old silk handkerchiefs and ribbon. Great ideas.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      The sunflower one. So happy! My daughter loves flowers, and this might be a fun thing to make for her room.

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      I love the ones made from felt. I feel like those are a project I could actually do! Lovely lens :)

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Looks like creative fun to me! Well done.