40 DIY Valentines Day Throw Pillow – Handmade Gift and Decor Ideas

Author: Kremena Ruseva

DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas are an excellent way to decorate your home for the holiday or make a special gift to your loved one. February is just days away so it is time to plan and get ready for February 14th. What could be better than giving an original gift, made by you and without having to spend so much. Valentine’s Day crafts are numerous and you can choose from many projects. Nothing makes a home cozy like handmade items. Throw pillows decorate your home, create a festive atmosphere and cheer you up.

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It is not difficult to make a decorative throw pillow for Valentine’s Day. Those who are skilled at sewing can make adorable heart shape pillows or decorate ordinary ones in creative ways. For everyone who does not have a sewing machine, we have some terrific no-sew Valentine’s day pillows ideas!

DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas – a loving surprise that shows your feelings

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We all want to demonstrate our feelings and let the other person know how much we care and how much we love them. It has become customary to give a small gift of love on February 14th – flowers, chocolates, cute soft toys, jewelry are among the most popular items. However, personalized gifts are an ideal option as they have an emotional factor and the pleasure of giving something made especially for your beloved is so satisfying!

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DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas may not be a luxurious gift, their value lies in the simplicity and the sentimental value. A handmade heart shaped pillow is a romantic detail and you can easily customize it with embroidery, lace, buttons and even rhinestones.

There are many craft techniques and endless possibilities to make or decorate a simple pillow for Valentine’s day. Patchwork allows you to use pieces of fabric in different colors, different prints and patterns and combine them in original ways.

patchwork pillow for valentines day craft ideas


You can decorate a pillow with buttons as well. Buy buttons of different sizes and shapes, but in the same color range, for example, pink, burgundy, red. Sew the buttons into a heart shape is easy and you will have a beautiful decorative pillow.

Embroidered pillow is another option. You can use your imagination and create something cute and original or keep it simple and embroider the name (or name initial) of your partner.

No sew DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas

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We have selected some really easy DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas which are not time consuming and do not require a lot of materials. You can make a beautiful pillow for about 30 minutes!

DIY Beautiful No sew cushion covers

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Materials:

  • Cushion insert
  • Cushion cover
  • Fabric scraps
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heart ribbon

Instructions:

Cut a heart shape from a piece of card board.

Outline the shape on the fabric and cut it out.

Stick your heart on to your DIY cushion cover and allow it to dry.

Use ribbon to decorate the heart and the rest of the cushion.

DIY Painted Cross Stitch Valentine’s Day Pillow

DIY Painted Cross Stitch Valentines Day Pillow

Materials:

  • A canvas pillow
  • Fabric paint

DIY Painted Cross Stitch Valentines Day Pillow tutorial

Instructions:

Lightly draw a grid with a pencil on the canvas pillow.

Paint x’s with the paint. Allow paint to dry and your pillow is ready!

DIY Button Heart Pillow for Valentines Day

No sew DIY Valentines Day throw pillow ideas

Materials:

  • A pillow, store bought or use one that you already have
  • Buttons of different sizes
  • Craft glue or Hot glue gun

Instructions:

Draw a heart in pencil onto the pillow fabric.

Glue all the buttons using craft glue or a hot glue gun.

No-Sew Burlap Valentine Heart Pillow

diy no sew burlap valentine heart pillow

Materials:

  • pillow cover
  • burlap hearts
  • a pillow insert
  • hot glue gun

Instructions:

Take your pillow cover and insert your pillow.

Place the hearts on the pillow with about a 2 inch (5 cm) margin on the side and a 2.5 (6 cm) inch margin on the top and bottom.

Using the hot glue gun, outline the back of each heart with hot glue and then place the heart on the pillow, pressing down for a minute.

Repeat until you fix all the hearts.

Vintage style Valentine’s Heart Pillow

Vintage style Valentines Heart Pillow

Materials:

  • Pillow cover
  • Wonder Under Fusible Web
  • Burlap
  • Script fabric
  • Heart templates
  • Buttons
  • scraps of lace
  • glue and glue gun

Instructions:

Print out large and extra large hearts on paper and cut out your templates.

Iron the Wonder Under to the back side of your fabrics and let it cool.

Trace both hearts on the paper side of your fabrics and cut out. Peel off the backing paper.

At your ironing board, press your pillow cover. Place your hearts where you want them on the pillow cover and press well. Make sure all the edges are secure.

Using a hot glue gun, add embellishments of your choice – vintage or new buttons, scraps of lace or ribbon.

Stuff with your pillow insert and fluff.

DIY no sew confetti heart pillow

DIY no sew confetti heart pillow

Materials:

  • An assortment of felt in the desired shades
  • A solid colored canvas pillow cover
  • Washable fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • A piece of cardboard as large as the pillow cover

diy no sew confetti heart pillow step by step

Instructions:

Cut the felt into long strips and then into small confetti sized pieces.

Prepare a stencil by drawing a heart shape on the piece of cardboard and cutting it out.

Position your stencil over the pillow cover.

Working in small batches, begin covering a small section of the pillow with your fabric glue and then press on your confetti in a random pattern.

Once the first section of glue is covered, continue working your way around the heart stencil adding glue and then covering with the felt confetti

Once you are finished, remove the cardboard and use the glue to fill in any blank spots.

Let the glue dry.

Optionally, you can cut extra strips of the felt and glue them around the border of the pillow case for an extra pop of color

DIY No Sew Pom-Pom Heart Pillow for Valentine’s Day

diy no sew pom pom heart pillow

Materials:

  • White pillow
  • Red Yarn
  • Pom-Pom Maker
  • Red Fabric Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Sewing Pins
  • Tape Measure
  • Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

Use the pencil to draw a large heart shape onto your pillow.

Paint a heart with the red fabric paint and leave it aside until paint is dry.

Use your pom-pom maker, create enough pom-poms to cover your entire heart shape.

Glue the pom-poms within the heart shape and set aside until glue is dry.

Optionally, you may add a pom-pom to each corner of my pillow.

DIY Easy Pom Pom Heart Pillow Covers

DIY Easy Pom Pom Heart Pillow Covers

Materials:

  • Linen pillow cover
  • Pom poms in different colors
  • Posterboard or cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

Make a heart template out of posterboard or cardboard.

Lay your pillow cover flat and trace the template with a pencil.

Carefully hot glue your pom poms over your tracing.

Add two more heart lines within the first one.

DIY Valentine’s day heart shaped pillow

DIY heart shaped pillow for valentines day

Materials:

  • fabric (two 18”/45cm squares)
  • thread to match fabric
  • stuffing
  • pins
  • needle
  • paper for template
  • sewing machine

diy valentines day heart shaped pillow

Instructions:

Make a template for the pillow by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out a 14 x 14 inches (35×35 cm) heart shape.

Stack the two pieces of fabric

Pin the heart template to the two layers of fabric.

Cut around the template, leaving a 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) seam allowance.

Unpin, remove template, and re-pin the pieces of fabric together.

Stitch around the edges with a 1/2 (1,2 cm) inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch (7-8 cm) opening.

Clip into seam allowance along the curves to ease turning.

Turn the pillow right side out and stuff, working with small pieces so that the stuffing is free of lumps.

Slip-stitch the open edge.

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket Pillow

How to make Valentines Day Heart Pocket Pillow

Materials:

  • 2 pieces of square fabric cut out 12 by 12 inches (30×30 cm)
  • Stuffing
  • Embroidery thread and felt

diy valentines day heart pocket pillow tutorial

Instructions:

Start by cutting a felt heart.

Place your heart applique on one of the fabrics.

Make a little balloon string stich with embroidery thread.

After sewing down the heart applique to the front of the pillow, place the right sides of the fabric pieces together. Sew all four side and leave about an 8 inch (20 cm) opening for the stuffing.

Then turn inside out and iron flat. Make sure to also iron flat the fabric at the opening so you’ll get a clean edge when you top stitch the opening shut.

Insert the stuffing and stich the opening together with a sewing machine or by hand with a needle and thread.

Make cute notes to put into the pocket!

 

 

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