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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY Pizza Pillow

To celebrate our Thought Pizza Party, I thought it only fitting to create some kind of pizza-related DIY project. I just moved into a new apartment and am looking for unique decorations, so the idea for a pizza pillow came naturally. Here's how to create your own:

What you need:
  • Yarn (yellow, red, and beige)
  • Crochet hook
  • Two pieces of beige fabric or felt
  • Cotton stuffing or batting
  • Many different felt colors (I used burgundy, brown, black, green, and white)
  • Sticky back velcro
  • Scissors

Start by crocheting three circles using your different yarn colors. The yellow circle should be about 11" in diameter. The red circle should be about 12" in diameter. And the beige circle should be about 14" in diameter and fold over onto itself as shown. If you need patterns for how to crochet circles, you can find them here. And you can use one of these patterns to make your beige circle. (Just don't finish closing the circle)

Take your beige fabric and begin stitching them together in a circle that is the same size as your beige crochet circle. Once you've gone almost all the way around, fill it with stuffing, then finish sewing.

Put the beige pillow inside the beige crochet circle. Crochet the yellow circle onto the red one, and crochet the red circle onto the beige one as shown. Now your pillow should look kind of like a cheese pizza.

Cut your different topping shapes out of felt. You can use the photo below as a guide, or add your own toppings. My pizza includes pepperoni, mushroom, onion, green pepper, sausage, and olive. Use the "pointy side" of the velcro and stick it onto the felt toppings. You can cut it if the toppings are too small. The velcro should stick right onto the yarn.

So now you should have a pizza pillow that you can customize with your favorite toppings! Enjoy!

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