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Morgann Hill has a great book called Rustic Chic Wedding. In the book, she gives step by step instructions for creating 55 projects for your wedding. The book is available this month. Today, she shares information on one of the projects in the book. It’s a wonderful DIY tutorial for creating a beautiful ring bearer pillow.
From Morgan Hill:
This rustic chic ring pillow is full of country charm! The natural burlap, soft satin ribbon, and silk flowers create a look that is beautiful and timeless. While we chose a palette of spring colors in pink and white, you can certainly pick colors that work well for your wedding. For example, if your wedding is in the fall, this pillow can be adorned with orange and mocha blooms. If your wedding is in the summer you might want to consider bright jewel tones. Burlap comes in many different shades, from bleached white to dark chocolate; pick one that complements your wedding colors.
· 1 yard burlap fabric
· Cotton six-strand embroidery floss in cream
· Chenille needle
· Pillow stuffing
· Double faced satin ribbon
· Hot glue gun
· Assortment of silk flowers to embellish pillow
· Sheer ribbon
STEP ONE: Cut two 8 x 14-inch pieces of burlap. Thread your needle with the cream floss.
STEP TWO: Place your two pieces of burlap on top of each other. Begin sewing with large straight stitches, leaving a 1 ½ -inch edge. Leave a 3 inch opening to allow for stuffing.
STEP THREE: Add stuffing to the inside of the pillow. Smooth the stuffing so that it is evenly dispersed inside the pillow.
STEP FOUR: Sew the remaining area of the pillow so it is now complete. Trim the edges of the pillow so they look balanced.
STEP FIVE: Cut two pieces of satin ribbon so that they fit horizontally and vertically around the pillow. Glue them into place, making all seams meet in the middle of the pillow.
STEP SIX: Glue your largest flower in the middle of the pillow. Then add the smaller flowers along the ribbon.
STEP SEVEN: Place the sheer ribbon under the satin ribbon and tie it into a bow. This sheer ribbon will be used to fasten the rings to the pillow.
All images via Morgann Hill Designs