Monday, March 14, 2011

Monogrammed Burlap Pillows

Now that the drawing is all over, it's time to get back to posting crafts! This is so easy to make, and it adds so much! I love to work with burlap. There is so much texture and it's just fun to look at.

Ok, for this craft you will need some old pillows and some burlap. Burlap is so inexpensive. I buy mine at walmart for less than 2.00 a yard. See how ugly that pillow is? It has been in the top of my closet for about 4 years. I didn't know what to do with it, but I didn't want to throw it away because I knew I could use it sometime. Well the time has come! You will simply lay out the burlap and then put your pillow on top, just cut around the pillow leaving approximately 1 inch on all sides around the pillow to allow for the seam.

Then you will just start sewing all the way around until you have just one side left. (I used the zig zag stitch to give it a little more strength.)

On the last side, I just folded the unfinished edges in and hot glued them. (I didn't feel like hand sewing that day.)

Next cut some vinyl (I have a vinyl plotter so this was easy for me). Take apart the vinyl and only save the outside of the letter. Then stick this on your pillow.

When you are all done painting, you can take the vinyl right off, you don't need to wait for it to dry.

Once your paint has completely dried, put the pillow(s) on your couch and stand back and enjoy! Ignore the dog, he wouldn't get out of the way. By the way, the "W" stands for my last name and the "8" is how many are in our family. In case you were wondering.

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  1. Love these! But again I won't do it myself so do you think we can work something out? :)

  2. Love the pillows and the cute little pug,too. You have lots of cute stuff. But what else do I expect from you. I would love to come and see your house. I need you to come to mine and give me some ideas for vynl in our house.

  3. Great idea. Have you ever used contact paper for stencils?

  4. Great tutorial and beautiful pillows! I just love monograms! Thanks so much for sharing in the Earthy Essentials party! I'm including a link in tomorrow's highlights! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  5. The pillows are pretty but I am loving your wall behind the sofa.. Is there a pic somewhere that I can see all those pretty frames up close?