20 Pretty DIY Pillow Ideas
Today I’ve rounded up 20 Pretty DIY Pillow Ideas using Vintage Images! I don’t know about you, but I love changing out my pillows from time to time. It’s such a quick and easy way to change out your décor. You can update the look of a living room with fresh throw pillows or jazz up a guest bedroom with some decorative pillows on the bed. And of course, you can change them out with the seasons or for different Holidays. They also don’t take much time to make, you can whip up a lovely pillow, or two, on your sewing machine in an afternoon, for some instant gratification Home Décor! Use these ideas as a jumping off point and then make it your own, by adding a Pom Pom or two, Decorative Trim, an Embroidered Monogram, Lace, Crochet edging or whatever you like, or have on hand. All of these pretty pillow projects were created using Vintage Graphics from my site. Some of these were created by my contributors and some were submitted by my oh so clever, and creative, readers! I had so much fun putting this collection together, I hope these projects and Handmade DIY’s will give you some decorating ideas, and help to inspire you to create some wonderful Pillow Projects of your own, they make great gifts too!
DIY Throw Pillows – Nature Themed
This amazing Peacock Pillow was shared at one of my old Brag Monday parties by Kristi from Simple Everyday Glamour! She used the the Instant Art Printable Download – Fabulous Colorful Peacock image for this sophisticated looking pillow that has great French flair! Just imagine this beauty on your couch or sofa.
This adorable Bumblebee Pillow was shared by NaptimeDIYer. It looks to me like she’s been making good use of those naptime hours! She used the marvelous Bumble Bee Clip Art Image for her sweet creation.
These Fabulous Ruffled Pillows, were designed and created by my friend Bev at Flamingo Toes. Aren’t they lovely?!!! Bev used the Birdcage image found HERE , as well as the Ornate Beehive image found HERE.
This wonderful Arabian Horse Pillow was created by Erika Richards! Erika used the White Horse Image for this beautiful pillow and sells them in her Etsy shop! I think the toile piping that she added is such a lovely touch.
Ticking Stripe Pillow Crafts
Beckwith Campbell shared her awesome ticking cloth down pillow. She first washed and dried the pillows that she had purchased at an auction. Beckwith printed out the image that she wanted to use as a mirror image onto the transfer paper with an ink jet printer. Next she carefully trimmed the paper as close as she could get to the image. Beckwith then transferred my French Grain Sack with Wheat Wreath image by ironing it onto the pillows.
Next is a lovely Homemade Ticking Pillow by Darrielle from D.D.’s Cottage and Design! Darrielle used The Graphics Fairy’s French Wreath and Free Vector Download – Wonderful Crown to give this already gorgeous ticking pillow a new look! She transferred the images on tusing TAP (Transfer Artist Paper). I love the way it turned out! You can find the full post on Darrielle’s blog, D.D.’s Cottage and Design!
This is a gorgeous Bonne Nuit ticking pillow, submitted by Erika Richards. Erika wanted to spruce up her bedding, so she decided to create this awesome pillow. She transferred my Bonne Nuit – Good Night image onto a navy and cream french ticking stripe sham. This pillow can go in any room, but it would especially look great in a guest bedroom. Such a great cushion idea!
Antique Ticking Fabric is one of my favorite materials… such a classic look with those blue and white stripes. This beautiful French Ticking Pillow by Michele at Something Special really caught my eye! Michele used the French Frame Printable for this lovely home accessory!
French Chic Cushion Creations
Dancing Dog Cabin created this quick change pillow featuring graphics like antique perfume label and the autumn harvest woman that can be changed on the pillow easily. Such a clever idea and she’s styled her chair perfectly… the Red and White Buffalo checked seat cushion, and red Damask throw compliment it perfectly!
This exceptional Grain Pillow was shared by Neike at Hauptsache Weib! Neike used the Grain Sack With Wheat Wreath Printable for her fabulous European style pillow! I just adore everything in the room around it as well.
This very pretty Bon Nuit pillow was shared at one of my past Brag Monday parties by Nan at You Can Make That! Nan used the French Roses Label that she found HERE, and added the lettering…so creative! Note the pretty Monogram at the bottom of the frame. Adore!
Sharon from My French Country Home shared two pillows…this gorgeous pillow using a French Label for this one, and you can click HERE to see the other gorgeous pillow she made, wouldn’t this look fabulous on a covered patio!
This beautiful Shabby French Pillow was created by Victoria Ramsey! She is sharing the full tutorial on my blog, HERE! Such a yummy piece!
I love this fabulous French Pillow by Guria at Guriana! She used the French Typography Image from HERE for this gorgeous pillow. Don’t you just love all of the pretty lace touches that she added to this one?
Decorative DIY Throw Pillows
This Union Jack Shield pillow was one that I created here at The Graphics Fairy, awhile back. There is a full Tutorial on the post for making it, that includes the Printable Vintage Shield that you can use for the project, and add a little London style to your home. If you like quick pillows, this throw pillow cover project is for you!
And last, but not least, we have this cute Witches Ball Halloween Pillow, that Gina shared the tutorial for creating. Notice the cute buttons in the corners? Here’s a hint, they are functional too! You can find the Halloween graphic pillow here. No need to store this one in the closet, as you can change it out with the seasons.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of Pillow Ideas using Vintage Images! Are you feeling inspired to get our your sewing machine and add your own Vintage Images? We’ve got loads to choose from here so browse around to find something that will match your home.