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04 February, 2014

Vintage "Bunny Love" Valentine Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Bunny Love Valentine Pillow I am excited to join 25 talented bloggers for The Scoop’s Valentine Blog Tour…bringing you loads of inspiration just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am sharing my latest project…my bunny love pillow!

Baby Kitty Baby kitty is especially excited about this one…inspired by a pillow spotted on Joss and Main…pointing out that it could stay out waaay past Valentine’s Day until Easter! Good idea!

I simply added a pair of bunnies and a heart to a page from a vintage French dictionary…Valentine-y without being too cutesy and the just-right vintage look for me!

Here’s what you will need:
  • Iron-on transfer paper (I use Avery brand for light fabrics)
  • Pillow insert (Mine is down and came from Goodwill for under $3.00)
  • Fabric for the cover…the amount will depend on the size of your insert
And here’s what you will do:
  • Print the graphic on iron-on transfer paper at 8 x 10 size. It has already been reversed for you.
  • Cut the fabric to fit your pillow cover front one inch wider and longer than the insert.
  • Apply the transfer to the pillow front following instructions on the package.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Envelope Closure TutorialTo create the back of the pillow cover, I find that it is much faster and easier to use an envelope closure. You will find a complete tutorial, including tips for measuring your fabric, by clicking here. This allows me to remove the cover for easy storage and re-use the pillow insert for my growing collection of throw pillows! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Bunny Love Valentine PillowI decided to take advantage of last week’s rare Georgia snow to show off my bunny pillow outside! It looks just perfect for snuggling with a cozy throw! 

And just in case you need more Valentine inspiration...I've been having fun bringing a bit of a farmhouse twist to Valentine's Day this year...with lots of galvanized goodies and vintage ironstone plus sweaters and burlap to add some texture! Throw in some easy-to-do faux cross-stitch and you have my Farmhouse Valentine's Day! Have a peek at some of my posts to see for yourself:

I am excited to join The Scoop's Valentine tour!
    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Valentine pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
    Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
    See you next time! À la prochaine!

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    1. Love! Pinned it, Debbie.

      <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

    2. Debbie, I'm always so excited to read your posts! You have the best ideas! This bunny love pillow is so adorable and very chic. Thanks for the ready-to-use image. I love bunnies and I will certainly make this and put it in a guest room. This pillow will work all year long! Thanks!

    3. I LOVE this! The bunnies are just too cute - this is a wonderful Valentine craft that can easily be used for Easter - or like Yvonne notes - all year! Beautifully done - a wonderful Valentine Tour post!

    4. I love your bunny heart pillow! So sweet! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

      Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

    5. Seriously the cutest pillow EVER!


    6. Debbie, this is too too cute! Love it, and it is order to leave out for the spring. I might have to copycat this one.

      Trying to play catchup on pat posts. I have been MIA. Not feeling up to snuff, and today was the first day I felt like blogging. Had to come see what I missed!



    7. Debbie I love this sweet pillow! And of course I adore the photo of your sweet cat too <3 Thanks for letting me be a part of The Scoops tour.

    8. I am going to change your name to 'pillow addict'! Ha! I do love your pillows, and this one is so adorable.

    9. I love bunnies! This pillow is so sweet Debbie! Thanks for sharing & having me along on the Scoop Tour!

    10. I am so loving the bunnies! This is too cute! Great job Debbie!

    11. Such a smart kitty, telling you you can keep this pillow out until Easter!

    12. I love this Valentine's Day bunny pillow! Thanks so much for reversing the image so that we can make one, too!

    13. Love the graphic on this pillow, Debbie! Give all your kitties a Valentine's kiss for me!!

    14. Double duty! Valentine's Day and Easter! :) Love love love it!

    15. This is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

    16. Very adorable! Thanks for the thorough tutorial!

    17. That is adorable!!! So glad to be part of the tour with you!

    18. I just love your pillows!!! You have made it even easier with the graphic! I can't wait to make this! Thanks bunches, friend! XXOO Christy

    19. Oh my, that's so adorable!! Love it ;)

    20. This pillow is so adorable! I love the bunnies on it and the burlap is the perfect compliment.

    21. Burlap and vintage bunnies-- it doesn't get any better! I love your projects. Happy to be on the Valentine Home Tour with you.


    Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie