Valentine Pillows – No Sew Fleece Tie Heart Pillows

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These adorable Valentine Pillows make the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for tweens, teens, and big kids! They’re super easy and fun to craft – make one or a dozen. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

I remember making fleece tie pillows as a kid in camp. It’s a fun project because it takes something that typically requires a very specific skill (sewing) and makes it accessible to everyone.

Tie projects open up a world of new possibilities for crafting – whether the absence of a sewing machine makes it hard to sew, or if it’s done in a group setting.

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

These Valentine pillows are perfect for anyone to make for a BFF or loved one. They are a great party craft for tweens and teens. You can pre-cut the hearts to make it easier to do in a crowd, or let them make it from start to finish.

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

Fleece is one of the less expensive fabric types out there, and the fact that you don’t need to “seal” the ends – it doesn’t fray – makes it that much easier to make these adorable valentine pillows with them!

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

For these valentine pillows, you can either go with solids (which tend to be cheaper) or mix them with cute prints like this plaid to seriously upgrade your project.

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

Whether you are making these yourself, or crafting it with your tweens and teens, the main thing is to have fun with it! Prep the basics and then work on tying all your knots while relaxing with a favorite show, in the doctor’s waiting room, or wherever/whenever you want!

 

 

What’s Needed to Make Fleece Tie Valentine Pillows:

 

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

 

How to make fleece tie Valentine pillows:

 

1. Cut out a heart shaped template from the white paper. Make sure to make it
no bigger than your pieces of fleece. Use the template to cut out the heart shape from each piece of fleece.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

2. Lay 2 fleece hearts on top one another and draw a smaller heart on the top
heart. I suggest making it about 1 ½ inches smaller. This smaller heart is
used as a guide to cut your strips.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

3. Start from an edge and cut little strips, about ½ inch wide, into the fleece, making sure to stop at the smaller heart you drew. Continue until you have strips around the entire perimeter of your heart.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

4. Now take 2 strips that are on top each other and tie them into a tight little
knot. Move on to the next 2 strips until you’ve gone almost all the way
around.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

Leave a little opening so that you can fill your Valentine pillows.  Stop with about a 2-inch opening.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

5. Stuff some pillow stuffing into the pillow until you like how full it is. Then finish
tying the last few strips together.

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

Your valentine pillows are ready to share with a loved one!

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

 

 

Who will you be making these Valentine Pillows with or for? Comment below!

 

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25 Comments

  1. Connie&John Rompelman

    I will help my granddaughter make one for her mom.

  2. Charity-Joy Stobbe

    We made these for our Grandma Party in my Grade One / Kindergarten class. They were super fun. I didn’t know there was a heart pillow craft like this. I just made it up. Great idea that works awesome.

  3. Those are really cute! I think I will do one tiny pillow with my daughter for her Barbie’s house… 🙂

  4. Hi, do you know how many pillows the 20 oz polyester fill that you linked to will make? I am trying to do this craft with about 8-10 kids.

  5. Thank you so much for this idea! We had a class of 26 fourth graders work on this for their Valentine party craft. (I prepped them all, original size @ 12″ x 12″, and sent them a bag of stuffing to take home to finish.) It was a big hit.

    • Hi Shannon, thank you so much for your feedback – I’m happy to hear it worked out well!

    • Shannon- I’m curious how much prep work you did! Doing the same for a class of 22 kids this year. Did you go ahead and cut them into hearts? We only have 30 minutes for the party.

      • I’m also wondering the same.

        • I did these for my 3rd grader’s class. I did the prep work to get them half done, and it took me several hours each day over the course of a week. They’re super cute, but I regret choosing this project due to the time commitment. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been as bad had I not needed to have them basically done for each of the 23 students. They are super cute however.

  6. I’m an elementary school counselor! These will be so great to use with my students when they’re having a hard time!!! Thank you for the idea!!!!

  7. I will be making them with my Memory Care Residents on the 13th! They are going to love these!

  8. Any idea how long the knotting takes? Trying to figure out a craft for 2nd graders and I love this idea! Just wondering how much prep I’ll need to do. Thank you so much for sharing all the details!

    • Hi Kristin,
      For second graders, it can take a long time because they won’t be so smooth with it. I can’t tell you exactly how much. I’d recommend making it something that can be a “take home” – prepping the filling in small bags, and allowing them to finish in their own time. If that works for your needs…

  9. I am hosting a ladies Valentines craft party. We will make these for our children and take some to the local Ronald McDonald House. I look forward to taking them there!

  10. I’m a teacher for children with autism and we will be making these!

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