You are my sunshine, my lovely sunshine...
I instantly fell in love with this pillow I found via pinterest
it's origionally from here, but it was a wee bit of a luxery item at $159!
Then I saw this great tutorial, also via pinterest, for the same style pillow.
I've never loved using stencils because I have a hard time getting everything lined up and looking as neat and straight as I want it to, but I kept thinking about this pillow and then a lightbulb went off!!! I used scrapbooking letter stickers instead of a stencil, it was easy and I love how it turned out!
Here's the breakdown of how I did it:
I cut an 18" square of fabric (for a 18" pillow form) and taped it to a 17" square piece of cardboard.
Here's the front
and here's what the back looked like at that point.
Next, I marked off even sections with a water soluble pencil (so I'd be sure to have straight lines across the pillow). I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, but I don't think this step was necessary and would skip it next time because of how well the ruler worked in the next step.
I used a ruler and placed my letter stickers how I wanted them to look (there are lots of different styles of letter stickers in the scrapbooking isle and they are only about $1.50 a package when Hobby Lobby does their half price sale).
The stickers provided a great visual and I was able to move them around a little until I had everything to my liking before I made any permanent marks on my fabric.
I then used a fine point fabric marker to outline the letters,
once all the outlining was done I removed the stickers,
and filled in the letters with a larger tip fabric marker
I heat set the pillow front by ironing it, attached a pillow back with a zipper enclosure and washed out the water soluble pencil lines.
Now I have a great pillow to prettify my deck!!!
You are my sunshine
my lovely sunshine
you make me happy
when skys are grey
you will know dear
how much I love you
Just another installment in my pinterest
project resolution challenge!
shared at http://www.younghouselove.com/
and at http://www.whipperberry.com/