Sunday, May 8, 2011

DIY Initial Pillows

Happy Mother's Day! I am so blessed to have such an amazing mother! And to also have an amazing mother-in-law! I hope all of you moms had a great day today and were spoiled by your children! We were lucky enough to see both of our mothers today and also see some of our grandmothers this weekend. (A special shoutout to my Memaw! Thanks for reading and supporting me! I love you!)

Because of my need to plan ahead, I have had my Mother's Day gifts ready to go for a while now but didn't want to ruin the surprise by blogging about them ahead of time. SO I can finally share them with you today! They involve a few of my favorite things these days: drop cloth, freezer paper, and fabric rosettes!

 Here they are! The "P" for my momma and the "N" for Gabe's mom!

I picked a font on my computer, enlarged it to a size I liked, and printed it out. I then traced the letter onto freezer paper and cut it out. Next, I ironed the freezer paper onto dropcloth and painted each letter. Once I applied a few coats, I peeled the freezer paper off.

Once the paint was dry, I cut out my pillow squares from my dropcloth, centering the letters and sewed them together to make pillow covers. After I stuffed them and handstitched them shut, I got to work on my rosettes.

I used fabric scraps that complimented their different decor colors and then hot glued the rosettes on! This was such a quick and easy project! I am definitely making another for our house! Both of our moms loved them! My mom said "I could really use another one...." so I may be making another "P" pillow soon!

I'm linking this up at a few parties:

Cherished Bliss

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up to craft and tell tuesdays! I'm going to have to try these for my sons room!

    Hope to see you back next week!