Vintage Inspired Valentine’s Heart Pillow

Make this Vintage Inspired Valentine’s Heart Pillow in no time! Heart templates included along with easy to follow directions.

valentine's heart pillow on sofa

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I don’t do much in the way of decor for Valentine’s Day, but up today is a fun project that is neutral, no-sew and has hearts on it…three very good things! The hearts make it perfect for Valentine’s Day, but you could definitely leave it out all year long. As you are reading the tutorial, keep in mind that you can switch this up any way you like. Use a different pillow cover color and/or your own choice of fabrics. Here are the easy directions:

Vintage Inspired Valentine’s Heart Pillow Supplies needed:

  • pillow cover
  • fusible web
  • burlap scrap
  • scrap fabric of your choice (fat quarters would work well)
  • heart templates
  • buttons
  • scraps of lace
  • glue and glue gun

valentines heart pillow supplies needed

Valentine’s Heart Pillow Steps:

  1. Print the templates. Click HERE for the extra large heart and HERE for the large heart. Cut out your hearts.
  2. Prepare the scrap fabric and burlap (or fabrics of your choice) by ironing the fusible web to the back side of your fabrics. You will need about a 12 x 12 inch piece for the extra large heart and 10 x 10 inch piece for the large heart. Let the fusible web cool. (Makes it a lot easier to peel off the backing.)
  3. Trace both hearts on the paper side of your fabrics and cut out. Peel off the backing paper.
  4. 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.
  5. Using a hot glue gun, add embellishments of your choice. Some suggestions are: vintage or new buttons, scraps of lace, or ribbon.
  6. Stuff with your pillow insert and fluff!

valentines heart pillow close up

The embellishments are totally up to you. I have a bunch of vintage buttons, so I glued some along the edge of the biggest heart. A few more buttons and a bit of vintage lace was all the burlap heart needed.

For the beige buffalo checked pillow cover pictured above, click HERE.

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  1. Jo Wilson says:

    Hello Ann,
    Wanted to let you know just how much I look forward to you postings. Have enjoyed several of the recipes that you share and some of the crafts. My latest is the valentine pillow. I made the pillow and it turned out very well. To me the hardest part was finding enough buttons to go around the large heart because I used vintage buttons that came from my grandmothers’ button box. I still remember as a little girl going through her box looking for a certain button for her.
    Thanks for your wonderful ideas and hope you have a nice valentines. Stay safe and keep writing.
    Jo Wilson from Alabama

  2. I first heard of using a hot glue gun to make a pillow from Yvonne Pratt of Stone Gable. It fascinates me, and here you too are using the glue gun to embellish. I must try this method
    and give my sewing machine a rest. Hope mine turns out as pretty as yours!

    1. Jo Wilson says:

      Cynthia, Glad you are discovering the glue gun. The only thing is to be careful when using it because it can cause some bad burns on your fingers. There are little rubber tips you can put on your fingers to protect them. They are called finger protectors and can be found at Hobby Lobby or if you have a Dollar Tree you can find them there also. Takes a little getting use to but they do protect against burns. Good luck and happy crafting.
      Jo from Alabama

  3. Ann,

    Just love these Valentine craft pillows. They really get me in the mood for crafting and decorating my home!

  4. So pretty Anne
    I love it – going to hobby lobby tomorrow.

    I love the neutral colors.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

  5. Hi Ann,
    Love this pillow, so cute………and love that it is neutral……..especially this year….for some reason
    I have lost my love of red for this time of year, where I normally use a lot of it……….
    I am doing my family room in neutrals and will probably do my living room with some red for a
    change, It is usually the reverse.
    Great job on the pillow.
    Blessings, Nellie

  6. Your designs are just too cute.Thanks for sharing the designs.
    Have a Blessed week.

  7. My mom was sitting next to me when I opened your email for this blog post, and we both said at same time, “Awww…that’s so cute!!!” Ann, I love this!!!! Your crafty-guru-ness is awesome! Fabulous project! My mom said you could mail this to her:) LOL!!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  8. This is so cute! But simple enough my sewing challenged self would be able to do it. I love that you make your instructions so simple to follow.

  9. Annie Guebara says:

    Thanks for the Valentine pillow tutorial. I amazed at the easy yet gorgeous projects you create.

  10. Sara LeSueur says:

    As always, very classy designs!!!

  11. Elizabeth Bender says:

    I love all your ideas. You are one talented lady!

  12. Super cute Ann :) I don’t do much or anything for Valentine’s Day either.

  13. Dotti schuck says:

    Your vintage valentine pillows are wonderful Ann! Thanks………

  14. KittyLuvr says:

    This is beautiful..and I love that it’s neutral!! I am stuck inside due to mounds of snow and ice..and have everything but the buttons. I am going to make this pillow this afternoon and add the buttons as soon as the snow and ice melt! Thanks for sharing such beautiful simple to make crafts. I always feel like mine turn out almost as good as yours!