Hi! I'm Danni from Silo Hill Farm and I'm so happy to be trading blogs with Erin here today through
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My blog at Silo Hill Farm is mostly about my passion for crafting and re purposing items in my home at little or no cost. Sometimes I'll post some farm news because every fall, Silo Hill Farm opens it's doors to the public for a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Fall Festival. It's tons of work, and so much fun!
But today, I want to share with you a super easy project I did in under an hour and looking at it, you won't believe what I did it with.
Let me just start by saying that I really stink at stencilling! I can't tell you how many projects I have ruined when I got to the stencilling part. I have finally come up with a better alternative for me and maybe for you too!
I made my own pillow, you can find the tutorial here, but really, you can do this on any pillow cover or case that you like.
You'll need 4 things to get this project started:
A Pillow Cover
A piece of paper (I used a cut up grocery bag)
A Fabric Marking Pen
A Fabric Marker
The first think I did was cut a paper grocery bag and fit it inside the pillow, just in case there was any bleed-through. (In this case there wasn't any, but I'm a safety girl!)
Once I eye-balled where I wanted my design, I used the fabric marking pen to trace it on. You could probably skip this part, but if you mess it up, you can just use a little water and erase the fabric marking pen lines, not so with the Fabric Marker itself, it's permanent.
Next, using my Fabric Marker (these come in wonderful colors, but for this project I chose black) I just traced over my design. Fabric Markers do not bleed like regular markers.
It doesn't have to be exact because if any of the blue shows, it's going to be gone the first time you wash it, and from a very short distance, you can't even see it.
After you have finished tracing with your fabric marker, pull the paper out, put your pillow in and presto.....you just made a beautiful stencilled pillow! No paint involved!
Seriously, so fast, so easy and so washable! Gotta love it!
I hope you enjoyed this project and will come visit me at my blog, Silo Hill Farm to see what other great projects I've shared. (If you decide to follow me, you'll make me a very happy girl!) Or, to see some of my other projects, click HERE
Thank you Erin for giving me your space today and thank you Melissa at Serendipity and Spice for coming up with the Trading Blogs idea! So fun!