Hello! Hope everyone is having a good day so far! I'm amazed with myself for getting this post up before noon, so I can tell its gonna be a good one for me :)
Anyways, I hope its not getting too redundant but I thought of yet another stencil project. I honestly started out with only one stencil project but then more and more seem to pop in my head. So I figure why not, I might as well make them.
I wanted to make a valentines pillow for my bench I have by my front door. I had some left over burlap from the valentines garland, and figured burlap would be a great fabric to use for outdoors.
It was a quick project, easily finished in one afternoon(just the way I like it). Just like the other stencil projects I've talked about I cut out a big heart using freezer paper. Ironed it on the burlap, dabbed pink paint on and let dry for a few minutes. Then I cut out the arrow and ironed on, then dabbed white paint. Let dry. Then putting right sides together sew all the way around the edges, leaving a gap big enough for your hand to get through. Since its burlap I had to use a pretty big seem allowance probably around 1/2 inch to an inch.
After that turn inside out. Then this is my favorite part. I stuffed the pillow using grocery bags. If you're anything like me you have a million grocery bags under your sink. I always have good intentions of recycling them but always seem to forget to take them with me when I go out. So they pile up and drive me nuts!!Plus, since this is supposed to be an outdoor pillow I didn't want to have to worry about it getting wet. Not that it ever rains in my neck of the woods...but still!
Here is one more picture of it close up. I think it turned out pretty cute.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!