Daisy Pillow DIY

When I was young and would stay home sick from school, my mom and I would always watch Nora Ephron romantic comedies. My favorite was always You’ve Got Mail. In a scene where Meg Ryan has a cold and Tom Hanks brings her daisies, she says, “I love daisies. They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”  For some reason it has always stuck with me. All that to say, I thought a cute daisy pillow would brighten up my living room too!



































-3/4 yard of white upholstery fabric
-1/4 yard of yellow cotton fabric
fabric scissors or rotary cutter
-white and yellow coordinating thread
iron-erasable pen
clear quilting ruler
fabric marker

Begin your pillow by cutting two white squares 20″x20″. Use your disappearing marker to divide the square into 8 equal slices. Create a template the size of these slices and round the end to make a petal. Draw the rounded petals onto the fabric. Cut these petals’ edges out.

Cut an 8″ circle template out of paper. Use this to cut 4 circles out of the yellow fabric. Sew two together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do the same for the other two.

Very carefully cut a slit about 1″ in the center of just one side of each set of the circles. This creates a hole to pull the other uncut side through. Using the tips of your fingers, roll the edge fabric of the circles out to the stitch line. Iron along as you find the edge to press it in.

 Sew the circles onto the white body of the pillows.

With the two white pieces facing each other, sew them together using a half inch seam allowance. At the indents, sew 2 stitches across. This keeps them much sharper when you flip it. Speaking of, make sure to leave a few inches un-sewn to have a hole to turn it right-side out. Clip the seam allowance being careful not to cut the thread. Next step, turn it right-side out through that hole. Like you did with the yellow circles, iron the edges outward.

Sew a few tack stitches every few inches around the yellow circle through all of the layers. Leave some room between them to fill it with stuffing. Loosely fill the entire pillow with stuffing. If you overstuff, it will buckle. Hand-sew the opening closed.

I think it definitely adds an extra friendly touch to my mid-century chair in our living room. I only wish I had made two so I could also have one for my couch. Looks like I have another trip to the fabric store in my future. Though, let’s be real, I might as well move into a fabric store with how much time I spend there. xo, Mallory

p.s. My mom & I made the drapes with this fabric and the sheers are from Ikea.

Credits // Author & Photography: Mallory Muddiman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • I LOVE it. A few little girls are going to be so happy. And I happened to have all the fabric I need to make this. Thank you so much.

  • My pillow has come out looking like a circle with ‘petal edged’. In the photos the petals seem to be shown as going from the outside of the petal to the yellow centre. How is this shown in the picture please.

  • So dainty.
    I reaally love your pictures aswell!

    Aesthetic Mind | Fashion & Personal Style Blog

  • This pillow is adorable! I love it!


  • This is adorable, not really my style though! I think it would be a great gift for my cousin’s birthday <3


  • This is so sweet! Would love to make these in multiple colors for a day bed!

  • I feel like I am too old for it, but I would totally make that 😉

  • Super cute! Can you do a monstera leaf pillow DIY? Please oh please oh please?! 🙂

  • Beautiful DIY
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  • I was just expecting the pillow to be a geometric shape with floral print when I saw the title of this post, but I was so pleasantly surprised when I clicked into it! I love it – it’s a much bolder twist to adding florals into your space!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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