How to make a no-sew cat pillow

Who wouldn’t love a glam cat home decor accessory? This sparkly, sequined kitty pillow livens up the living room or a bed instantly. Who’s to say crafters couldn’t go a bit overboard and take off with other species too, like dogs, birds, and fish? When the result is a cuddly couch menagerie, the philosophy of “the more the merrier” couldn’t be more fitting! A sweet cat pillow is sure to help beckon a homeowner to an easy chair after a long day, and the whimsy of this project’s final product is sure to bring smiles as the sitter settles in.
This project's appeal is undeniable for multiple reasons: it’s easy, it only requires a few materials and easily-acquired tools, and it packs a lot of design punch. This project is also easily adaptable for the holidays. Feel free to sew bells on the collars, make pillows accented with red, green, and gold, or even fashion a pillow in the shape of a star.
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Materials
-Sheet of white construction paper
-Black Sharpie marker
-Scissors
-Two pieces of 16" X 16" sequined fabric
-Liquid chalk marker in white
-Hot glue gun
-Pillow stuffing
-Think wooden dowel or knitting needle
-Ribbon in color of choice
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Instructions
1. Draw a cat shape with a Sharpie marker on a white piece of construction paper.
2. Cut the shape of a cat from a sheet of construction paper; this will be the project template.
3. Place the template on the backside of the sequined fabric and trace with a liquid chalk paint pen.
4. Repeat step #3 so two cat-shaped pieces of sequined fabric can be hot glued together.
5. Apply hot glue with a glue gun to most of the outline of the cat shape, except for the bottom portion.
6. Press together the two plain sides of the sequined fabric so that the sequined sides form the pillow’s exterior.
7. Take pillow stuffing and insert into the bottom cavity with a knitting needle or wooden dowel. Fill it with stuffing so that it is pleasingly plump.
8. Hot glue the bottom pieces together.
9. Cut a length of ribbon to go around the cat’s neck, ensuring that there is a little bit of overlap length.
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10. Hot glue the collar to the cat.
11. Hot glue the collar ends together.
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