Looking for a cute, non-candy craft idea for Valentine’s Day? Make these easy mini DIY No-Sew Heart Pillows! Have your kids help make them or surprise them with one!
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DIY Heart Pillows are a great non-candy Valentine
Valentine’s Day IS hearts. Plain and simple.
I wanted to make a cute little token of love for my kids and didn’t want to give them any more candy. I love to use fabric in my crafts and has these cute fabric patterns laying around.
I decided to make some mini heart-shaped pillows for them. But I don’t know how to sew so…these are extra simple to make with just a little glue and other adhesives!
Fabric adhesive means that you don’t ever have to pull out a sewing machine. It’s the lazy crafter’s (like me!) best friend!
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that these no-sew heart pillows won’t be heirloom quality. The hold will be pretty permanent but if your kids are rough with these, or try to pull them apart, they will totally be able to.
I’m pretty sure that if your kids are like mine, they’d rather open these up and play with the stuffing like snowballs. What are you going to do?
How to Make Mini Pillows for Valentine’s Day
While I made these in the shape of hearts for Valentine’s Day, you could make these in just about any shape! Something with lots of zigs and zags would be much harder, so keep that in mind.
This is a great craft to use leftover fabric scraps for. As long as they are large enough to create two different sizes of hearts, with the larger having enough to make two sides, it will work.
The amount of stuffing you need will depend on how big your hearts are and how many you plan on making. Most likely, you will have more batting than you need as it’s sold in large-ish bags.
Adhesive fabric sheets and fabric tape mean that you don’t need to know how to sew. Thank goodness.
Select your fabric and lay them out on your work space.
Use a paper heart (printed out or freehanded) to create a template. I also made a smaller heart to add as a decoration on the front of the pillow.
Trace the hearts on the fabric making sure to leave at least 1/2″ overhang, all the way around, on the larger hearts only.
You will need two pieces of fabric to complete the heart shaped pillow (again, the small heart is just decorative).
The smaller, decorative heart doesn’t need an overhang. They will just adhere to the front of the larger heart.
Just be sure to cut off the marks from the pen or pencil you used to trace the shape.
Lay the back side of the small heart on the permanent fabric sheet and follow the directions on the package as to which side should be on the fabric and which will stick to the larger heart.
Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles.
Then remove the backing of the fabric sheet and place the smaller heart on the front side of what will be the front of the larger heart.
Turn over one piece of fabric for the larger heart and use small sections of the permanent tape, leaving a small overhang following the heart shape leaving a small opening in one area where you will stuff the pillow.
I wanted to make sure that the fabric would hold together but leave an overhang around the edge. I just liked that it looked a little floppy.
Once the shape is finished, peel off the back to expose the adhesive.
Match up the edges of the two larger hearts (make sure the undersides of the fabric are facing the middle), as best as you can.
Rub to get the tape to adhere really well.
Stuff the pillow. You only need a little bit of stuffing and you’ll add a little bit at a time until it’s as full as you would like it to be.
Then use another small piece of the permanent tape to close off the opening.
Pretty cute, right?
How cute would these be as a little bedtime surprise on Valentine’s Day for the kids? Or even on your hubby’s pillow. You could gift this to him with a printable Valentine’s Day card with song lyrics.
Super easy little pillows that I want these all over my house.
This little guy liked them too. If you like things all nice and neat use some pinking sheers or some of that fabric edger stuff that stops the fraying.
You know I like my stuff a little messy so these wayward strings do not bother me.
Just imagine all the adorable fabric combinations you can make!
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
- Fun Dip Flavored Whipped Cream is a fun dessert idea to top your kid’s drinks for Valentine’s Day. Flavored with Cherry Fun Dip, this is a treat they won’t soon forget.
- Are your kids into Lego Ninjago? Use these Printable Ninjago Valentine’s Day cards to share with their classmates this year.
- Drop off a cute Balloon Bouquet with Lavender Sachet Balloon Weights for your local friends! They’d love to find this Galentine on their porch.
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