| | | | |

Cheap & Easy DIY Printed Seasonal Pillows

Today I’m sharing how to make your own beautiful DIY printed seasonal pillows, like these peony pillows that I created using only a plain white pillow cover, my computer, my computer printer, a pair of scissors, and an iron!

I’m pretty excited about today’s DIY project! It’s one of those things I’ve been pondering about trying for, literally, a few years now, and I finally got around to doing it. I bought the supplies, and started thinking about it… worrying that it wasn’t going to turn out. And then I decided to give it a go and just see. I mean, what did I have to lose?! And thank goodness I did, because I am absolutely in love with the finished product!

I can’t wait to share how I made these super pretty (and cheap and easy) DIY printed seasonal throw pillows.  And I have to say, this isn’t the last season I’ll be making these.  I’m already thinking about some pretty designs for summer!

Make These With Your Printer Transfer Paper and An Iron graphic pillow with floral design.

When you are perusing the aisles of your favourite decor shops each season, do you ever just about have a heart-attack over how expensive some of the seasonal items are?  I mean, it can be upwards of $40 or $50 dollars for a pretty, seasonal pillow that will only adorn your sofa for a few months at best.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely do not mind spending a decent amount of money on my good quality long-term/evergreen decor items like non-seasonal pillows.  I want ones that will stand up to the test of time (and the test of my two boys and my dog!).  But when it comes to short term, possibly trendy, seasonal decor I have a harder time shelling out.

That’s where these throw pillows enter.  I actually saw floral pillows at a couple of my favourite decor haunts for around the $40 to $50 dollar mark (each!) and I made these ones for a total of $5 per pillow cover along with about $2-5 worth of transfer paper each.  I mean, come on! And the truth is, you would never know.  They totally look THAT good.

Would you guess I had made these with iron-on transfer paper?

Pink, white and green flowers on a pillow.


I used two plain white pillow covers from Ikea (the inserts are also from there) – they were $4.99 Cad each (so I imagine they are even less expensive in the US).  You can find some similar ones on Amazon here.

I also used my hp printer, some printer transfer paper that I picked up at Michaels, though I also sourced some from Amazon if you want to order it online.

All you need to do is come up with a design on your computer.  I’ve added my peony designs to my free printable library, where all my email subscribers can access them.  You can sign up for my printable library here:

Sign up for my Newsletter and get access to the printable library

You can see the design for one of the seasonal pillows below (though I ended up cutting off some of the greenery because I was too lazy to cut neatly around it all).  Follow the instructions included with your transfer paper for printing on the correct side of you paper (and make sure to do a test sheet on regular paper).

A floral graphic on a laptop.

Cut out it looked like this (once I skipped out on the tricky parts)…

The floral design cut out and on the fabric.

I laid them upside down on my clean, ironed white pillow cover…

The upside down floral design.

The other, more random design pillow, looked like this once laid out…

All the cutout flowers on the pillow case.

And then I ironed it! Once again, closely and carefully follow the instructions included with your transfer paper for this step.

Using the iron to iron on the flowers onto the pillow case.

Once done and cooled, I peeled it off.

Pelling off the transfer paper.


How pretty are these pillows??

The pretty florals on the throw pillows on the armchair.

Two floral pillows on a white couch.

The colour quality is really much better than I thought it would be…

Close up picture of the pink flowers.

Pink flowers on a white pillow.

Floral pillow beside a pink throw.

Want to try this yourself?

I’ve gathered some sources that might help you!

Plain Pillow Covers (20×20 in White) Via Amazon

Printer Transfer Paper for White and Light Fabrics Via Amazon


Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.

Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring DIY or Craft projects with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.

DIY Printed Seasonal Pillows at The Happy Housie
Spring Bulb Arrangment at Modern Glam
Wood Burned Cutting Board at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Antiqued Vase Effect at Craftberry Bush

Macrame Jar Cover at Place of My Taste
DIY Bird’s Nest at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Painted Wooden Bowls at Zevy Joy
White Washed Terra Cotta Pots at She Gave it a Go

Hand Stamped Napkins at Paint Me Pink
Spring Letter Board Bunny at Life is a Party
DIY Pantry Labels at Home Made Lovely
DIY Pot Painting with Texture at Hallstrom Home

Anthropologie Inspired Basket Planters with Legs at Tatertots and Jello
Simple Hanging Egg Tree at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Macrame Vase at The DIY Mommy
Dollar Store DIY Line Art Floral Panel at Lemon Thistle
DIY Paint Dipped Vases at Southern State of Mind

Want to remember all of these beautiful ideas?
Just PIN it!

Simple and Beautiful Spring DIYS To Try poster.

Similar Posts


  1. These pillows are super pretty. I especially love the random patterned one, as well. I love the soft pink throw behind the pillows too. Nice to see some cheery colours

    1. Thank you Christy – it printed out like a photo and then worked so well. I really love the random patterned one especially. And cheap is perfect, right?!

    1. Right?! I was so surprised at how well it turned out – I love when a project that you aren’t sure about totally works out! Thanks for being part of today’s hop, Rhonda!

    1. Thank you Norma! I’m am LOVING pink right now… even my husband was happy to see the lighter spring colours coming in #toomanygreydays! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.