Monday, January 18, 2010

XO pillow

I fell in love with this pillow from Pottery Barn. I thought it was such a cute Valentines idea and decided to make my own. I made it in colors that would match Aubrey's room so we can leave it out all year.

Here's how I made mine:
I cut out two pieces of fabric to the size I wanted my pillow
I traced my letters on the paper side of freezer paper. I cut out the letters (The part you want painted). Leave plenty of paper around the outside to help prevent stray paint. Lay the wax side down on your fabric and iron over it will a warm iron (I had my set to a medium temperature and it worked well)

Paint your letters. The freezer paper acts as a stencil.

Once its dry remove your freezer paper.

Pin and sew your ribbon on.

Pin your fabrics right sides together and sew. I curved my corners. Leave an opening to flip.

Pull your pillow right side out. Stuff and sew up the opening.

This one is pretty big. It would also be cute to make two matching ones (like pottery barn) or make just one that says XOXO. I like this one and want to make another one to match if I have time (maybe with colors reversed).


  1. Wow, this is super did a wonderful job!

    Have a great week!

  2. Darling darling- I'm a sucker for pillows!

  3. Awesome, I have pillow envy! I better try it out!
    So funny that you like speed scrabble too!

  4. What a super cute idea and so easy to do for lots of holidays! Thanks for sharing.

  5. That turned out super cute! I want to try freezer paper stencils, but I am terrible at stenciling.

  6. That turned out SO cute! Thanks for the tutorial too. I haven't ever used that stuff before.

  7. I really like that idea and the freezer paper makes it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the freezer paper stencils! You can make so many fun things with them! THis turned out great!

  9. Very cute! I always love a good PB knockoff. Thanks so much for joining my party. :)

  10. Hi Crystal- thanks for linking up on 30days. I love this pillow. So cute!!