September 28, 2009

Fun project

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I got all moved into my new place this past weekend thanks to some wonderful helpers. I was so appreciative for all the help from my boyfriend, his brother and dad who helped me do the heavy lifting and furniture moving and to my parents who helped me get set up. I am lucky to have them! I am working on getting organized and gathering decorating ideas now.

I found a fun, no-sew monogram project and think it will be a perfect way to add a little personalization to my bed. No monogram machine? Well, thanks to Martha, that's no problem.


Items needed:
Pillow cover and insert
cording
fabric glue
disappearing ink pen
marker and paper (to map out design)


Directions:
Draw your design onto paper with a dark marker. To make sure it's uniform, they recommend using graph paper or you could print out a design and trace it. Place the paper with your design underneath the pillow cover and trace it onto the fabric using a disappearing ink pen (pencil would probably work too). Go over the traced lines with fabric glue and arrange the cording over the glue. Dab fabric glue onto the cut ends of the cording to prevent fraying.

Voila! A personalized pillow.

Once I find time, I will make this and be sure to share a pic :)

20 comments:

Jules said...

Definitely let us know how this turns out! It looks super cute. Congrats on getting all moved in :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love this idea!

MCW said...

Please post a pic of how it turns out!!!

Glamorous Newlywed said...

What a cute project! I love it! And please post pics of the new place... I'm sure we all want to see it :)

Blair said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to try this.

BAH said...

What a great idea! I'll definitely have to give it a whirl :)

Kassie said...

What a fun idea! I hope you can share a pic with us. :)

theluckiestmrs said...

I am doing this as immediately as possible! Thanks for sharing...I'll post a picture once my version of the project is complete! ;) so excited!!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Such a cute idea, and perfect for someone like me who is terrified of a sewing machine!

Erika said...

Oh, I so need to try this! You always post the best DIY pieces! :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh, I am SOOO totally doing this! Thanks!

QueenBeeSwain said...

thank you for sharing- this is the kind of craft project I would actually be able to do! way not daunting!

and hooray on kickin' rear with moving in!

kHm

Leah said...

LOVE IT!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

What a cute idea! I love monograms and this looks like it would be a lot of fun to make!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

You will have to share how it turns out!!

Hannah D. said...

This is SUCH a cute project- I can't wait to see yours!! Oh, don't know if you knew already or not, but the bow necklace is now on ATLoft and jewelry is BOGO 50% off!

Marie said...

That's an awesome tip! I've always wanted to have my pillows monogrammed but don't want to pay too much. I will definitely try it out. Thanks for the idea! Congrats on getting moved in.
-marie

thepreppyprincess said...

Congrats on being moved in, that is amazing. And what a great way to do a monogram sans machine!

Have a happy Wednesday!
tp

MWK said...

This is so perfect. I have been trying to find a monogrammed navy pillow sham but now I can make my own. What a great idea!

preppyinnewengland said...

Do post a picture! I love this idea. It's a little more free flowing. Sometimes the lookof monograms is so stiff, but I love them anyway!

 
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