Friday, December 23, 2011

Tutorial: A Last Minute Gift... That's Personalized!

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

Create a message pillow...

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.


HollyM said...

What a sweet idea and great for all occasions!

donna!ee said...

awesome...thank you much for sharing! blest be :)

lindsay ostrom said...

great idea - i think i might make one tonight!

Jane LaFazio said...

I really do love this idea. gotta do it. thanks Tracie!

Holly Knott said...

Lovely idea! Thanks, Jane LaFazio, for posting this link for us on FB!

Mommidwest said...

I can't believe you were posting so early!! Do you ever stop?????

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Blogger has a great feature... Scheduled posts... Thanks Mommidwest for your concern. :)))

Teodo said...

Thanks and Merry Christmas. Buon Natale.

Wanda H said...

Love this idea!!! And I know just the friend who should get one!!!

Angie in AZ said...

LOVE this! And how cute would it be to do tiny ones as ornaments!?! GREAT idea!