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DIY Sports Team Pillow Wreath

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NFL Team Pillow Wreath Tutorial

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Good morning and Happy New Year!  As my husband says, the Christmas season may be over, but Football Playoff Season has just begun!  The first weekend of playoffs is in the books, but with two more to go and the Super Bowl around the corner, this is a perfect time to make this fun, sports-themed, pillow wreath! This past Christmas I shared with you the Holiday Pillow Wreath my mother taught me to make. We have often talked about making a pillow wreath for different holidays – they can be so versatile depending on the fabric you choose! I recently made the pillow wreath Packers-themed using some fun green and gold fabrics. This would make a great wreath for any sports fan – it can be customized to any sport and any team! Below is the tutorial to make your own!

Supplies Needed For DIY Sports Team Pillow Wreath:

  • Wire wreath form.  I used a 12″ diameter wreath
  • 5 different fabrics for the pillows – 1/4 yard of each is plenty.  (For this wreath I chose to add a 6th fabric since I was making so many wreaths at once and didn’t have enough fabric of the other five.  I normally just use five fabrics.)
  • 3/8″ ribbon in a coordinating color. (You need a little more than one roll, so buy 2!)
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • Matching thread

* I was making four of the same wreath at one time.  I bought six different fabrics – 1/4″ of the striped and polka dot fabric, 1/4″ yard of the football fabric, and then 1/2″ yard of the team logo fabric and of the solid green and gold fabrics.  This made three wreaths with 30 pillows and one wreath with 25 pillows!  Normally if I am making one wreath, 1/4″ of each fabric is more than enough. 

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

1.  Create a cardboard pattern to use for cutting out all of your pillows.  The pattern should measure 4.5″ x 5.5″.

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

2.  Cut out the fabric pillows.  The pattern is for the entire pillow (it gets folded in half) and includes a 1/4″ seam allowance. 

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

When cutting the pillows with the team logo on it, I placed the template so the logo would be centered on each pillow.  This meant I had some wasted fabric, but it looked really nice having the logo centered!

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

For the 12″ diameter wreath you will need between 30-35 pillows, depending on how full you want your wreath to look.  Normally I would use five fabrics and 6 or 7 pillows of each fabric, making for a 35 pillow wreath.  For these wreaths, since I was making 4 wreaths at the same time, I just made as many pillows as I could with the fabric I bought and then divided them up among the 4 wreaths.  I ended up using 30 pillows for three of the circular wreaths and 25 for a heart shaped wreath. 

3.  Sew fabric pillows together.  For each pillow, fold the fabric in half, right sides together, 4.5″ side to 4.5″ side.  Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance each side/corner of the pillow, leaving an opening to stuff the pillow.

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

Trim the corners.

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

Flip the pillow right side out.  Make sure to poke out the corners!

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

4. Stuff each pillow and hand sew the opening close.  Don’t overstuff the pillows making them too hard, this will make it harder to tie them with ribbon.

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

5.  Tie the pillows onto the wreath using the 3/8″ ribbon.  Each piece of ribbon can be about 8″ long.  Start on the outer ring and work your way in.  For this wreath the outer ring has 14 pillows, the middle has 9 pillows, and the inner ring has 7 pillows.  You can decide how full you want your wreath to look and always do less.  This Christmas wreath was made with 35 pillows; 14 for the outer ring, 12 for the middle ring, and 9 for the inner ring.

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

6.  Add a little ribbon loop to the back so it can be hung up!  And you are all done!

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

I decided to make a heart-shaped wreath after seeing a heart wreath form at Joann Fabrics.  It goes well with the theme of “for love of the game” and I hadn’t ever tried it before!  It took slightly less pillows, using 25, but I think if I had more pillows left I could have used a few more.  The process for tying them on is exactly the same, except there are just two rows!

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

So here are my four finished wreaths ready to be delivered to their new owners!  I made one for our house as well and I think it may become a permanent fixture on our door…unless I make a baseball themed one!  Then they can rotate! 

NFL Pillow Wreath Tutorial

For those of you watching the playoffs, have fun!!

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. LOVE the Packer wreath. My husband and I both grew up in northern Wisconsin, we now live in Seahawk land, but remain Packers. I will be making this up for him to add to his shrine of Packer items for next year. I know he will love it. I am new to your site so this is the first time seeing your projects. Lastly GO PACK GO. Thank You.

    1. Thank you!! I am so happy you like the wreath! I made ours to keep up just for football season but it seems to have found a permanent spot in our home :) I hope your husband likes the wreath and I hope the Pack does well this Saturday! GO PACK GO!!

  2. Hi Gerry, I usually use just 5 fabrics. I use 5 fabrics, 6 or 7 pillows of each fabric to make a wreath that has about 35 pillows – it all depends on how full you want your wreath. For this one, since I was making 4 wreaths at once, I ended up with 6 fabrics since I couldn’t find enough of each fabric. My wreaths were also just made with 30 pillows this time. Sorry for the confusion! It ends up not really mattering how many different fabrics you have as long as you end up with about 30-35 pillows for your wreath. 5 usually works well since then you have a good mix of patterns. Hope this helps to clarify that!!

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