Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Holiday Tutorial: Make It Personal!

Through the month of December, I am devoting this blog to all tutorial posts. Some will be new ideas and others are favorites I have shared previously.  The Christmas holiday is a wonderful time for being creative.  My hope is that these projects will inspire some seasonal festive fun!

Looking for a last minute gift? How about making one that's personalized!

Create a message pillow...

Cut two pieces of fabric approximately 13" x 13".Paint one side of one of the pieces of fabric with white acrylic paint.

When the paint is dry, use a red and blue sharpie marker to draw lines across the white area of the fabric mimicking the look of a piece of notebook paper.

Select a favorite quote, poetry verse, perhaps a heartfelt message, and use a pencil to carefully write out the words on the blue lines. If you make a mistake then erase the pencil marks and start again. Once the message is written, use a black sharpie marker to trace over the pencil marks.

Place the two right sides of the fabric pieces together and stitch. Remember to leave an opening to turn the fabric and for stuffing the pillow with batting. Once the pillow is stuffed, sew the opening shut.

1 comment:

Me! said...

Thank you, Tracie! Your's is especially sweet! Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever! :)