Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY: Monogrammed Pillow

Lately, my Friday posts have had something to do with home interior. I am really into fixing up and completing little projects around the house. The two reasons for this are, it has been to cold to go outside and in the spring I don't want to be fixing my indoors, I want to be outside. I have had on my to do list to make a monogrammed pillow and now I can mark it off my list. I am very pleased with the outcome.

I have mentioned before that I have a thing for anything monogrammed. If I had a machine that would monogram all my clothing would look like the Laverne's on Laverne and Shirley the t.v. show.

But I don't, so for now I'll just settle for my monogrammed pillow, which is so easy.

 For this project, you could make a pillow or buy one. Burlap is really a big home interior trend right now. I have looked on Etsy and found single letter monogrammed pillows ranging in price from $25.00 to $70.00. For my version you can make one for under $12.00.  I found this pillow that is 18 x 18 from Hobby Lobby for $4.99. It has a burlap and linen feel. Also, I bought a pillow insert that was on sale for $6.00. You will need black fabric paint, small paint brush, pencil, ruler,paper plate, and a stencil.

Step 1: Lay the pillow flat and measure to find the halfway point of your pillow. Make a light mark with your pencil. I used a paper letter T that I had in my house, but there are many stencils available for free like here. Lay the stencil flat in the middle of the pillow. Make sure the letter is lined up with the mark you made. Trace the stencil lightly with a pencil.

Step 2:  Before you start painting you will need to place something in the middle of the pillow, so the paint does not seep through. I used an old coloring book that has a waxy cover. You could use aluminum foil or plastic wrap.  Then, start down at the bottom of the letter beginning with the edge and apply paint.
 Step 3: Keep working your way up. The edge is the most tedious part.

Step 4: Make sure to fill in your letter completely and apply a few coats.  This was after the first coat. I waited 20 minutes to apply the next coat.

My finished pillow looks great and I love it.

Have you bought or made anything recently monogrammed?
Have a great weekend.

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  1. I love that. I wish I was more creative with decorations for my home. Can't say I have anything monogrammed anywhere in my house, but I really love these pillows.

  2. Love the pillow!! I may just have to attempt to make one! We have some monogrammed towels but that is about it.

  3. Love the monogram pillow!

  4. I should try to make some monogrammed pillows.Makes me wish we had a hobby lobby too. But, I could try with some left over burlap from a wedding. Love all your pillows & the tutorial. Thanks for sharing & linking up @

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