How to Make a Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Pillow for Your Petcomments (6) February 2nd, 2017
DIY Valentine Dog Toy Gift Set
I'm so excited because I have a Valentine! Well, sort of. I do have someone in my life who loves me unconditionally--my beloved dog. And so, I decided that this year she would be my Valentine. Although she may not give me a Valentine's Day gift, I wanted to show my love for her by making her some unique toys. To celebrate Valentine's Day, I created a heart-shaped pillow inspired by the "Conversation Heart" candy and a cute matching tennis ball toy that resembles a comet.
Supplies Needed to Make the Dog Toys:
Conversation Heart Pillow
- Pink Polarfleece
- Pencil and paper
- Red fabric paint and brush
- Sewing machine
- Squeaker (optional)
Tennis Ball Comet
- Straightedge, rotary cutting tool, and mat
- Sewing machine
- Tennis ball
How to Make the Heart-shaped Pillow
To make the conversation heart, start with a paper and pencil and make your heart pattern. You can make yours any size; I made mine 12 inches by 9-1/2 inches.
Cut out your two fleece hearts. Decide what you want your conversation heart to say. I went with "puppy luv" but you could go with any of the fun conversation heart phrases. I used Jacquard Textile Paint to paint my heart. I really like the pigment and texture of this paint, but you can use whatever paint you find, just make sure it's washable fabric paint.
Let your paint dry.
While your paint dries, measure along one side of your heart, from the dip to the point. Add 1 inch. Use this measurement by 3 inches wide to cut two side pieces for your heart. My sides measured 20 inches by 3 inches.
Pin the back of the heart onto the sides.
Turn your heart right side out.
Fluff the stuffing of your pillow, and it's ready for your puppy love! Now for the comet!