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Wood slice floor pillows.

Wood slice floor pillows.

I've always loved floor pillows. They are usually plump and cozy and a great way of adding extra comfortable seating in a decorative, fun, and affordable way. That said, when a customer inquired about these super awesome wood slice pillows, you can bet that I immediately fell in love with them! Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for this brilliant idea and design, but I was more than happy to recreate them for a customer who didn't want to pay extra shipping and duty fees by ordering from etsy. 

I worked with the customer to design the perfect pillows to fit her son's woodland-themed room; a set of three wood slices, all 10" in diameter, two pillows 8" thick, and one 12" thick. 

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I selected to sew the pillows out of fleece for three reasons; my local fabric store carries fleece in a wide range of colours so I had no trouble finding the colours I needed; two shades of brown to make the bark, and a peach/sand colour for the natural, raw wood. Secondly, fleece is super soft to the touch so it would make these pillows cozy and inviting. Finally, it's a pretty durable textile, so this fabric is very likely to withstand daily play. I opted to use a brown cord to represent the round grain on the faces of each slice.

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As I began working on the pillows, I decided to improve the original design of the bark. On the original pillows from etsy, the dark brown bark details were a lot more scarce. I felt the slices would look a lot more realistic if it had additional bark detail. Although it was a little bit more labour intensive, cutting out the dark brown pieces and sewing them on individually, it was worth my efforts.

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The bark turned out pretty great and resembles the real thing quite well!

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The pillows are FIRMLY stuffed with hypo-allergenic polyfill to ensure that they retain their plumpness and fullness as much as possible. 

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Star+Heart+Arrow decorative pillows.

Star+Heart+Arrow decorative pillows.

Mountain-shaped hooks.

Mountain-shaped hooks.