Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIY Monogrammed Pillow

I saw this tutorial over at k.f.d. designs and knew it would be perfect for the guest bedroom! Check out her post for the full tutorial and I will give my two cents here :)

I started by tracing my monogram straight from the computer screen onto paper.



Then used spray glue to attach the paper to the felt. {which really is genius by the way... this way you don't have to trace and leave marks, etc} Then just cut those babies out!



Annnd this is where my two cents comes in. Don't use too much spray glue or you will end up with this when the paper comes off... A little goes a long way here.



After round 2 we have this... much better!



Then a little hot glue and voila! A custom monogrammed pillow!





Did you see the new striped pillows, too? I ordered a couple from West Elm and love the way it looks! A nice way to add the pattern and color without buying the full sheet set. {I will just use white sheets}



And yes, I do still realize it is just a box spring on the bed. I promise we are taking care of this soon! Probably even tonight!!


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16 comments:

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Cute! I love the ruffly pillow and the monogram makes it look extra special. Also, love that you revealed your "blooper" - one of my favorite part about blogs: showing and seeing the not so perfect side of life.

Hollis said...

If only I had a steady hand. This turned out great! p.s. I have that rug in the first picture. I don't even remember where I got it from, but I love it.

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

Soooo cute!!! I'm going to tweet this! So creative :)

A Delightful Design said...

darling! The finished product is going to be amazing!
abby

Kendra @ House of Ficek said...

What a fantastic idea! Love how it turned out, great job

shealennon said...

I love this! This is such a great way to jazz up an inexpensive, plain pillowcase. So creative!

Laura said...

How cute! Love it!

Joi said...

So cute! Filing this idea away for future use! : )

emily said...

Such a great idea! It turned out so well! My motto is everything is better with a monogram!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This is such a cute DIY! Thanks for sharing it, and for commenting on my blog - it's great to find yours! Off for more of a peek around.

P.S. Love the striped sheets from westelm, too!

SnOOp said...

I am HUGE HUGE fan of monograms on anything home related. From a lovely cushion like yours to bath towels. Seriously gorgeous. Great post
Amanda xxx

jonalynn said...

I'm eventually going to try this, too. Thanks for the tip about using too much spray glue! They came out great!

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Oonafey said...

I love those striped pillows! Like an update on ticking stripes. Classic.

You monogrammed pillow turned out super cute!

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

this is awesome! great job

dotty said...

what a great idea!

Christy @ Stylishly Inspired said...

Found your blog through "The IT List" I love it!!! That pillow is so chic ;)