I thought it appropriate on Valentine's Day to share a project of love. When I posted my silhouette project here, I received several comments about the pillows. They are handmade and very simple to make.
I love working with burlap, and our straight up formal (sigh) bedroom needed some texture and fun.
I know it seems I have them backwards, but they are each placed on our respective sleeping sides and under our silhouettes. I lost that battle years ago.
There are many different stencils available for purchase around, but I made my own for these. I used Word and "Alex Brush" at 400 for the lettering on card stock and carved the letters out with my X-Acto knife.
I made very simple covers to fit the 12 x 12 pillow forms. No zippers or envelopes for these since I can only sew very basic projects (but I'm getting better!). After a little bit of pouncing on black fabric paint with a stiff stencil brush on the front piece, I sewed them up.
The stencils are reusable a few more times, so I took advantage and made this sign to hang on our fireplace.
I actually hand-painted this by tracing the stencil then filling in with white acrylic paint using an artist's brush. I personally like this method better for signs.
Wouldn't both of these projects be adorable for a wedding? Best part is that they can be customized with anything as long as you have a computer and a little bit of patience.
'til next time!