Looking for one of the simplest no sew pillow covers DIY? You can make this drop cloth hydrangea pillow in an afternoon. Step-by-step and a video included.
You all know I’m all about a hydrangea. In my heart, they are one of the prettiest flowers on the planet.
I’ve learned tips on how to grow them.
I’ve discovered how to dry them and decorate with them.
I’ve made a wreath from them.
But I’ve never decorated a pillow with them before.
(total aside: this is one of those projects that I dream up and cross my fingers that it works and then it turns out CUTER THAN I EVEN IMAGINED.)
And to make it even easier?
I made a video for us, too, with the step-by-step.
Here’s one of the easiest no sew pillow covers DIY that I’ve ever made.
How to make a drop cloth hydrangea pillow.
no-sew pillow covers DIY: drop cloth hydrangea pillow
fabric paint (or use a medium to turn your paint into fabric paint)
Step 1: get your pillow covers ready
Make sure to put a piece of paper or another barrier between the two parts of the pillow cover.
This will ensure you don’t have paint bleed.
I used heavy duty brown packing paper.
Step 2 no sew pillow covers DIY: tape off pillow
I just used regular painter’s tape for this.
Place the painter’s tape one tape width apart on the cover.
Press down firmly to make sure all the tape is in place.
Keep taping until you have taped the entire pillow.
One quick tip: I always start with the painter’s tape on the outside edge because I don’t want my stripe to be on the very end.
You can see how I did this in the video.
Step 3: paint the pillow
Do not overthink this.
Just paint the stripes lightly.
I painted more in some areas and less in other areas.
Also, I went to the edge of the cover and stopped.
Here’s the finished painted pillow.
Don’t you love it?
It looks so vintage.
These are not that serious stripes.
It’s the perfect base for one of the easiest no sew pillow covers DIY ever.
Step 4 no sew pillow covers DIY: cut out your hydrangea petals
Cut out a circle from cardstock that’s 4″ in diameter.
Place on two drop cloth squares.
Step 5: make hydrangea petal
Place a drop of glue in the center of the drop cloth circle.
Fold in half.
Place another drop of glue in the center.
Fold in the center and squeeze together.
Let glue dry and then fluff out the edges to make a petal.
Repeat this step to make between 30-40 hydrangea petals.
Step 6: glue petals onto pillow cover
Add fabric glue to pillow cover in a circle.
Place first hydrangea petal onto the pillow cover and press into place.
Add additional hydrangea petals in a circle.
Keep adding petals until the hydrangea is complete.
Let the glue dry and then remove paper, add in pillow form and fluff.
Here’s the finished pillow in the house.
And just between us?
I am so all about it. I love it when a craft hops from my brain onto my couch.
You can see the step-by-step and a few other hints on how to make the pillow on the video on my new YouTube channel here.
Do you have any other no sew pillow covers DIY that you’ve made?
I’d love to hear your creative ideas.
I know they are going to be amazing.
JUST LIKE YOU. 🙂
PS I was blown away by the response to our game yesterday. Over 10,000 of you played along.
And my favorite?
Maybe because—in fun real estate facts—it was used in the original Benji film.
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