I decided to make a stenciled pillow. I was inspired by the Pottery Barn "All Is Calm Pillow" HERE I wanted to write the words "Let it Snow" across the top and bottom but when I tried....it failed :( the fabric is too porous the paint from the pens just soaked right into the fabric, I tried 5 different paint pens and after 6 or 7 coats per letter it did start to look kind of like what I going for but I wasn't going to do that per letter on 11 pillows!! So I bagged that idea. Here is what it looked like.
I found this snowflake stencil at Hobby Lobby, some white acrylic paint and used a little spray adhesive on the back so it would stick to the fabric and that world perfectly. Tip- if you water down the paint even a little remember to put paper or something inside the pillow as the paint can bleed through to the other side...yeah ask me how I know (grumble grumble)
After I got the stenciled snowflakes on the pillow it just looked empty especially without some words so I looked at my pile of ribbon and laid some on there but it just wasn't working for me..then I remembered I had some rick rack..I liked it so instead of just hot glueing it on there I unzipped the pillows and sewed it on each side of the stenciled snowflakes. Tip- use tape to hold down the rick rack ...no pinning necessary!
I just used a straight stitch and it sewed up nicely.
I was afraid the end of the rick rack would unravel so I used some Fray Check on the ends to keep that from happening..it dries clear and is like glue that seals the edges..a little bit goes a long way.
I also stamped some little brown gift tags and pinned them on the pillows so that each could be given as a gift to someone.
Eleven Snowflake Pillows....I think it should be part of the 12 days of Christmas song! ;)
Here is how they looked on my sofa before I took them to the party..kind of fun mixed with my other colorful pillows don't ya think.