Mr & Mrs Pillows

Friday, March 25, 2011 |
So my younger brother is getting married, and we are having a bridal shower this weekend for his fiance.  So I have been thinking about what I  could make, and came up with these:

This is what I started out with:

These pillows I got from Ikea

Then I also found some fabric from there, and it was the perfect kind, and what do you know... it was on sale 1.99 a meter!  So I bought 2 and a half meters.

I found on this other website that you can use Freezer Paper for this kind of project!  I didn't even know what freezer paper was or looked like, but sure enough it was down my grocery store aisle!

Now when I was finding a font I liked I had a choice between 20 fonts and can you believe I could only make it as large as it shows on my printer paper below!  So, I had to draw it by hand with a ruler onto the dull side of the freezer paper.

Then I used an exacto knife to cut out my letters.  I did this on top of a cereal box so I wouldn't cut my table (not that it would matter, my table is in pretty rough shape!  Didn't you see the photo with the pillows on my table!).

Then I put the shiny side of the freezer paper down on the fabric and ironed it on to the center of my pillow.  The iron makes the paper stick so that all edges of my stencil were flat for when I started to paint.

I bought this fabric spray at Walmart (I didn't see any other choices then the spray, but it worked great!)

I sprayed my letterings and let dry for FOUR hours.  I kept peeking I was so excited to just work on it.  After four hours I peeled it off, and was very pleased at the minimal out of line splotches.

3 hours of sewing (I am sure that is not a normal amount of time for anyone else for sewing a pillow, but ... I wanted it perfect), and I had fabric flying in all directions!

But here is the happy little pillows that my sister in law to be will be getting for her gift:

I left the edges raw for a casual look.


Pillows: $5.99 each
Fabric: $4.50 (for 2 1/2 meters)
Fabric Spray: $4.97
Freezer Paper: $5.00

Total: $20.46

And I am happy to say that this was so fun and now I have enough fabric spray and freezer paper left over to do some more projects with them!!  Why didn't I get more fabric that was so FUN!


Angela from what would angela do? said...

LOVE them Charity!!! Gorgeous job!! :D

Anonymous said...

I love them!! I want some!! lol

sewfarandaway said...

Great idea!

Maria said...

These are so beautiful!!!!!!! So cute and classy!

STM said...

So cute Amy will love those!!

Lauren said...

Love these! I have been wanting to try to make some pillows

The Single Nester said...

You did a great job. I hope they like them.

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

Stopping by after your kind comment on my blog and to see your version of the pillows. I love, love, love the ruffle edges--so cute! I wonder if I can still add them to mine??? :)

Ms Muffin said...

Loving this!

Allie said...

Whoa great freehand! I couldn't make letters like that in a million years. These pillows are great. Perfect for a wedding/shower gift!

Stephanie said...

So cute! I love freezer paper/paint projects :)

Jenna said...

Great tutorial- I love making wedding gifts, so much more personal than buying them! Thanks for sharing your craft at Making the World Cuter.

Anonymous said...

Great Idea and on the cheep too, even better!

Anonymous said...

There turned out really cute! I love Freezer paper!

I am having an "every crafty blog" linky party and would love for you to come and join!

Mallory said...

Turned out great! Love the tutorial w/ the freezer paper! I'm hoping to try it out sometime! :)

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

These are so cute & you did a wonderful job. I love these & know my readers would love them too. I have a Blog Hop each week on Monday & Wed. (2 different ones) I would love to have you join us @

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is way to cool!!! I have been wanting to make some fun pillows for my parents. I'm thinking 'grandpa' and 'grandma' would be really cool.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
{Check out how I made my name 'clickable'.}

Pootle said...

they look great! x

Michelle Vandepol said...

these would look so cute on our bed! thanks for the inspiration :)

Sweetarita said...

I LOVE your pillows!!! you did a fantastic job and who cares if it took 3 hours to was fun wasn't it...and they had to be perfect!! Awesome job!(check out my blog for a revamp I did for Ali)

Unknown said...

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Creative Raisins said...

These are so darn cute, I love them.

Judy Bisaya said...

Hi Charity,
I love Mr. and Mrs. pillows. It is personalized and cute.

I would like to invite you to share your creation at Pin It Monday Hop#20. Hope you could make it.

Here is the link:

Btw, I followed you via Pinterest. See you.


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