DIY Little Madam Cushion (Guest Post by Teri)

While I'm away in Fiji (lucky me!), a pretty awesome group of some of my very favorite bloggers is helping “fill in the gaps” with amazing recipes, DIY projects and much more.

Today's post is by Teri from The Lovely Drawer. Teri's blog has been a instant favorite. You could call it blog love at first sight. There isn't even one single post from her that I don't adore. If you love pretty and easy DIY projects, scrumptious recipes, beautiful photography and adorable desktop wallpapers, then by all means skedaddle over there. Teri also has a lovely shop where she celebrates her love of paper and color with the loveliest prints and wedding stationery.

If you’ve been hunting for a statement cushion to pack a punch on your bed or sofa then this DIY is for you! I’ve acquired what can only be described as a frenzy of pattered cushions that often need something simple and yet striking to break them up before the headache kicks in. This is DIY is perfect for that. It couldn’t be much simpler to make and yet has buckets of impact. Those kinds of projects are always the best if you ask me!

This project requires a select few materials to make, yay!

Plain white cushion cover and inner to fit
Black fabric paint
Paint brush
All purpose glue
Small sheet of card
Red sequin trim
Paper & scissors (optional)

Use a pencil to draw the eyelids on to the cushion cover to get an idea of where to place them. Measure in equally from the sides of the cushion cover with a ruler if you don’t feel confident doing it by eye.

Slide your sheet of card into the cushion cover so it sits underneath the eye lids. This will prevent any fabric paint soaking through onto the other side.

Use your paintbrush to paint on the fabric paint. It’s fine to sweep the brush outwards as this gives a spontaneous look. Do it slowly if this sounds a bit scary and then leave to dry.

Place some paper or another scrap of fabric over the top of the painted eyelids and iron over the top to fix the paint. If there are any creases in the fabric at this stage then iron those out too.

If it helps you can draw a template on some paper for the lips.

Cut it out, position it as you want and draw around the edge onto the fabric.

Glue the drawn area and start filling it in by sticking down the sequins. Trace the edges first.

Then work your way into the middle and press down firmly to fix. Now you just need to stuff the cushion cover with your inner and find a home for this pretty new addition.


Teri is a trained print and pattern designer but loves being creative in all areas of her life. Now a full time freelance designer and blogger at The Lovely Drawer, she spends most of her time designing for clients, thinking up pretty new products for her shop and trying to execute the hundreds of DIY ideas swimming around in her head. She loves the challenge of creating beautiful & stylish pieces that are affordable to buy or make.


  1. Anonymous7/23/2014

    That's so cute! x

  2. such a cute diy

  3. This is soooo cute! Thanks a lot for the DIY! You are really talented!

  4. This is such a cute and easy DIY! The store I work at sells pillows similar to these for wayyyy more than you would pay for materials to make your own! I'm definitely doing this.

  5. Anonymous9/13/2014

    I love this

  6. Love this tutorial for adorable pillow! Making it tomorrow! Thank you so much! CJD.Sign

  7. I love this idea! I think my girls and I will be handing out pillows for Christmas!

  8. AWESOME. see, i told you were genius. cheers to you!

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  17. Lovely Little Madam cushion, I will try to make one and share my thought. Thank you Teri for the DIY wwith clear instruction and easy to understand. I have a post about Live and Sleep mattress, it would go pefect with cushion.

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