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Why is it that everything is better either super sized or miniaturized? This DIY giant popsicle pillow is one of those things that just looks so amazingly cute oversized. And not only is it a feast for the eyes, it is also the perfect pillow for lounging around on while watching movies. Wouldn’t a whole bunch of them be cute for a sleepover party? Each kid could get their own to snuggle with? And lucky for you, your local JOANN has everything you need to make a whole assortment of giant popsicle pillows!
My daughter loved this one so much that she has now claimed it as her own. And then my son and nephew asked for their own. So they are definitely a hit with the kids (and young at heart!).
Materials to make your own DIY giant popsicle pillow:
- 1/3 yard each of three colors of felt or flannel (there are more color options of flannel than felt, but either works well for this pillow.)
- 1/4 yard tan felt for the popsicle stick
- 3 lbs fiberfill stuffing
- Sewing machine, thread, and pins
Begin by cutting your 3 fabrics into two pieces each roughly 18″ wide by 12″ tall. For the top color, round out the top and corners to resemble a popsicle top. Then cut the tan felt into a 6″ wide by 14″ piece with rounded corners.
Once cut, you should have pieces that look like the picture above. Now it is time to sew your panels together. Using a 1/2″ seam allowance, sew the three colored panels together, then sew on the stick panel. Next, repeat with the other side. You should now have two panels that look like a three layer popsicle.
Pin the two panels right sides together with the seam side facing out and stitch along the edge leaving the bottom of the popsicle stick open.
Once you sew the two sides together, remove the pins and turn the pillow right side out through the hole at the bottom of the popsicle stick. Then stuff the popsicle pillow full of fiberfil.
Once the pillow is full, pin the opening closed and stitch it.
Now who is ready for a pajama popsicle sleepover this summer?!