Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Silent Night, Holy Night Pillows

I just have to brag on Erika a little bit here; check out the gorgeous pillows she made this week!

Now we have a cautionary tale to share with you. You may be told that expensive transfer paper is worth the cost. You may be told that Junior High students use it with great aplomb. But you may still find that they cause your pillow making to FAIL. Our advice to you is this: if you are ever betrayed by transfer paper...


 


SHARPIE Your Pillows!!!!


That's right, she made these gorgeous pillows with a sharpie. She also backed them in black and white fabric, which just makes them more fun :) Now, if you are like me and you lack the steady hand and skill of my dear older sister, there are still options out there- I know there are similar pillows available on Dearlillie and ModernVintageMarket, but if you are crafty, why not take a crack at it- you never know if you might be a pillow making genius like my big sis :)


** To answer some questions; she got the graphic for these from an Etsy Shop named Graphique, and it costs $1.00. Not too shabby! And then she just traced it on.
You can print directly onto your fabric using freezer paper as a backer if you use a bubble jet printer, but you are constrained to 8 1/2 X 11 sizing, so this is a great option for anything larger :)



18 comments:

  1. Love the design on your pillows! I need to try this, but don't know what font or where to get this design.

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  2. Say What? I might need to try the old sharpie a pillow trick myself:)

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  3. Seriously, sharpie??? So clever! I'd be thrilled if you came at shared this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

    ~Jen

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  4. Great info! I'm going to have to try this becuase I just love that pillow!

    --Katie
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
    Creatively Living Outside the Box

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  5. Ooooh - preeeetttttyyy!
    Word of advice for those of you with kids: Sharpies do bleed when washed (or pee'd on - experience talking here!). So they have Sharpies for laundry as well as other brands of fabric markers if you're thinking maybe you might need to wash them sometime in the future. (I'm visiting from Bev's link party - thanks for posting, this is a crazy cool idea!)

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  6. Super easy...that's my middle name!!! Looks GREAT!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Those are gorgeous and I love how they can add touch of Christmas anywhere. I am a new follower visiting from Family Ever After. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  8. What a great idea! Never thought to use a Sharpie. Thanks!

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  9. I can't believe you did these with a sharpie! It is beautiful. Nice job

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  10. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  11. I love these pillows and sharpie crafts are my favorite! Can't wait to try.

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  12. Very Nice! I love that you used a Sharpie. It looks lovely! :)

    Nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  13. Thank You, for the advertising I have had several hits from your blog to my ETSY shop for these pillows! Have A Merry Christmas!

    Caroline@modernvintagemarket

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  14. What a great idea! I added it to my pinterest! Also, I am your newest follower! Please come check out my blog, and if you like what you see, follow me! I will have book reviews too, but I haven't gotten them moved over yet from my previous blog.

    www.mommyforreals.blogspot.com

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  15. What?!?! You did that with a sharpie?? Looks FABULOUS!! I would love it if you shared this at my new party!!
    http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-party-with-blonde-features.html

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