Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pillow Collection: Made with Canvas...

I just want to share with you 3 pillow projects that I have made.
{I found the graphics for the Welcome pillow and Chandelier pillow over at The Graphics Fairy blog, you will love her free graphics that you can download!}
This is my painted canvas pillow
{I have houndstooth on the back}.
Jen, from Tatertots and Jello, Quatrefoil stencil would be great to use on a project like this. 
I made a template of the diamond pattern and first used a sharpie to mark my lines.  Then I painted the lines in black...the lines are not perfect {I didn't want them to be}.
To get the most out of iron-on paper, I printed what I needed at the same time.
The "Welcome" sign is hot glued to the diamond painted canvas, of course I hot glued the ball fringe, too!
I made this for my sweet friend's {Leslie} birthday present! 
I took it to her and she hung it on her iron wreath stand. 
I thought that her initials on the bottom was a special touch for a present! 
I made the orange fringe out of PAPER!! 
I found a fun piece of scrapbook paper and cut out the shape {Sassafrass Lass}. 
Then I modge podged both sides to give it more of a shiny look & to make it a little more stiff.
I used double sided bias tape and sewed the paper inside the fold.  Super Easy!
Sew the layers together first before you sew the pillow together. 
 I had 3 layers here with the toile, initials and paper trim.
It was also my little sister Janis's birthday also! 
So, here is her present {it is late getting to her, so she will probably see it here first! :)}
You know when you have a great present for someone when you don't want to give it anyway! 
Both of these pillows did that to me!  But, I will be good and get this one in the mail to her...
The Scroll Label is from Rhonna Farrer and I just typed in
"Love at Home". 
You can have any saying you want in there!  The beauty of Photoshop, right!?
I used my 1 3/4" circle punch as a pattern to cut out the toile fabric for my homemade trim.
I also put Fray Check liquid on the edges to keep the fabric from fraying.
Just like the paper trim, sew the circles in the fold of the bias tape!  That's it!! :)
I also made her a barrett, using the rolled satin technique.  Of cource, I had to add a little bling to it!
I hope you enjoyed these projects, the possibilities are endless.
{I also have patterns for the diamond pillow
and the Welcome iron-on, if you would like it just leave me a
comment on my blog with your email I will send it to you.}
Have a Delightful Day!
The Graphics Fairy


  1. Absolutely Fabulous! These are such fun...thanks so much.

  2. I LOVE these pillows. They are gorgeous and so fun! :)

  3. I love these pillows but I'd love to know how to do the iron on canvas part..I love using images from The Graphics Fairy and this project is such an inspiration..

  4. I'm confused as to how you got the "Love at Home" onto the Canvas. Will you share?!

  5. Super cute pillows Jenn, and thanks so much for the link to my blog, I'm honored!!
    -Sarah from Create Studio

  6. OH MY! THESE pillows are just incredibly gorgeous! THANKS for sharing on shabby chic cottage

  7. Hey Jen! This is Ashley (I'm Anna's sister in law, Blake's sister) remember me?! Anyway, I love your blog and I always tell Anna that you need to make one extra of everything for me, better yet how bout you come to my house and redecorate everything!!!! You are so creative! Love it!

  8. This is fantastic! I have been wanting to make some pillows just like what you have here! Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Just found your Blog and I LOVE IT!!!!

  10. Your blog is AMAZING!!!! I am so new to blogging, and I just started my own. I am so totally inspired by you!!! Thanks!!

  11. These are too fantastic. I am featuring them at

  12. Love those pillows! I just saw them on another blog and had to check them out. I can't believe they are canvas! Beautifully done!


  13. Can I just say I feel like a goob that I just scanned your blog and didn't notice my present!!! Thank you so much! I love it!!!

  14. Hi Jenn,
    These pillows are absolutely stunning!! You did such an amazing job on them. Thanks so much for linking this one up today to Brag Monday!

  15. Wow, these are fantastic!!! What a gorgeous job!! Simply amazing!
    CIndy Adkins

  16. Love, Love, Love the pillows!!!
    and the blog!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  17. I just love your work. Do you have a tutorial for the rolled rose? TFS

  18. really beautiful, such nice gifts with the personal touches!

  19. How cute are these... what a wonderful idea...thanks for sharing...Brenda Vintage Bee Design

  20. So pretty!!! I would love the pattern and the Welcome iron on. Also wondering about the rolled flower instructions. My e-mail is

  21. Hi,I'm Claudia from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    They are too cute and I'd love to make them all....for me....Congrats for the great taste and your generosity in sharing.

  22. These pillows are so cute! I just love them. Can you send info with more about how to do it? Do you know how to transfer digital images on to fabric? My email is

    Thanks C

  23. I love them all, they are so cute!

  24. These pillows are incredible - I would love to have the patterns you offered. Very kind of you!

  25. Love the idea of using the sharpie! This is just beautiful. I had to feature it in my latest post on great typography ideas. Just too fantastic!

  26. I am LOVING these pillows and would love to make one for myself, but I'm not too saavy when it comes to creating graphics and photoshop. Could you send me the diamond pillow pattern and "welcome" iron-on you mentioned? I'm at Thanks so much!

  27. Hello, this is a few years after your original post but these are ADORABLE and if you still have the diamond pattern, could you send it? Thanks! :o)