Since both my husband and I have moved around a lot in our lives, having a house that really feels like home is really important to me because it’s what makes me feel happy, safe, and comfortable in a new place. We’ve had lots of homes in our lives and each has been special in its own ways and given us lots of memories to look back on. As long as we are together, no matter where life takes us, it feels like home, and for that I am a very lucky girl! The new home is lovely. We’ve even been using an online remortgage calculator to help us pay for an extension on the back of our house. Although the house is big, I’d love to have another room attached to the back of the kitchen…it’s only an idea at the minute though. Here are some pictures of my new “Home Sweet Home” pillow and instructions for how to make your own…
To make my “Home Sweet Home” pillow, I made a simple 14×14 inch envelope pillow case. I ironed it so that it would make it easier to paint the letters on it. Print out the phrase that you want on your pillow in whatever font and size you want. Cut out the letters, position them where you want them on the pillow case, and trace around them. Then, paint the letters using some fabric paint (make sure that you put something underneath the layer of fabric you are painting because the paint will bleed through!) Let the paint dry completely, then iron the painted surface placing a layer of fabric (like a kitchen towel or a place mat) between the pillow case and the iron, this will help the paint set in. Place your pillow stuffing inside the pillow case case and you’re done!
What beautiful simplicity, Maria, I love your pillow and the way you talk about feeling at home with your hubby!
Thanks so much!
home should be happy, safe and comfortable place. Pillow looks great.
very cute Maria! what part of MD do you live in. I’ve lived in MD my entire life. 🙂
Thank you so much! How cool that you live in MD too, we moved to the Annapolis area and are really enjoying it! Lots of fun things to do around here! Hope you have a great week!
Love your pillow, Maria!
This is a beautiful pillow, Maria and your lettering is perfect! MD is a wnderful state to live in and I’m glad you are settling in.
Ohhh thank you, Pat! :o)
You go girl! I love all of your pillows, so darn cute! It takes a lot of patience to cut out all those letters, i’m impressed! New follower over here! 🙂
That is really cute and seems simple to make!
I’ve always wanted to make my own pillows!
Maybe one day!
Thanks so much, Jen!
I love your pillow and the instructions are great. 🙂 I saw your link on The Shabby Nest party.
Thank you, Pam!
Love your pillow and the simplicity of it.
Thanks so much!
Very cute pillow – thanks for sharing your very ‘do-able’ method!
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!
Great project !
I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party
Hope to see you there:)
Claire@ Polkadot pretties
Thank you! And thanks for the invite!
Your painting is perfection!
“Home Sweet Home” , very cute pillow.