I saw a pillow just like this one at Crate and Barrel right before Christmas, and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. Since then, I've seen them all over the blogosphere, but had no idea how to make my own. Last night, I decided I was going to figure it out. If I had known it were this easy, I would have made mine much sooner!!! All you need is freezer paper! What? Yup, freezer paper! Here is how I made mine...
I used my Cricut machine to cut out my ampersand, but you can totally trace something and cut it out with an x-acto knife! If you use your Cricut or Silhouette, you need to place the freezer paper shiny side down on your mat.
Pick out your shape and cut with your machine or by hand.
Once your shape is cut out, take the outer part off of your mat to use as your stencil.
Lay it on your fabric, and iron on...shiny side down.
Make sure all of the inner edges are ironed down well.
Use a stenciling brush and tap your paint onto your fabric. Make sure you don't use too much paint, and work from the edges inward.
Let dry for at least 2 hours, then pull the stencil up.
That's it! You can sew your pillow together now...but can you imagine all of the other things you can do? I can see lots of cute, one of kind tees and bags in our future!
Look at you girl! You know I love this, the stencil queen that I be:) Very cute pillow.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
I have had this on my project to-do list for.like.ever! Your pillow came out awesome!!
Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All says
Well, this is certainly timely! Maybe if I had used your method, I wouldn't have posted what I did to MY blog today! That is too easy! Found you through Karah in Curacao - don't you love her???
Thanks for sharing. I'm returning my stencil making tool tomorrow!
K. You make this look too easy. Like... Waaa-laa that's it!?! I had no idea that freezer paper could create a stencil..you are good! Like..GOOD! Cute Pillow!
Our Pinteresting Family says
Super cute!!! I love it. Megan
I just love this! How cute is that?
Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.
Kara at Petals to Picots says
Wow! Love this!
Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter says
I love this tutorial...I'm like..."why haven't I thought of this before? Definitely going to remember this and try it out. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
Hilani Ellis says
Hi, saw this on Serenity Now...clicked and sure enough...it's from you. :) I need to try this!! Just adding it to my list of things to do...in my spare time. He, He...
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This is so fun! I had no idea you could iron down freezer paper. A great project!
Erin Alldredge says
Oy my word. That is easy! I'm so glad you mentioned tracing and cutting with an exacto knife, because I don't have a circuit or cameo or anything like that. I'm glad to know I can make cute stuff with out the fancy equipment. I'd love it if you stopped by my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/07/1-month-of-fun-july-link-party.html
Natasha SerenityYou says
Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @ http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com
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what a great eye-catching pillow! I hope you will link up with me here:
I love this pillow! It is amazing what something like this would cost in a shop, what a lovely project.
Such an adorable pillow. I'm a sucker for the ampersand, so I just had to click through. Thanks for the tutorial. Lovely!
[email protected] Charm says
Looks great...thanks for sharing how you made it.
Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says
Turned out GORGEOUS! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee
Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com says
That really is just too easy, isn't it! Fabulous!
ah i love this so much.. i will try to create one at home :D
thanks for sharing..