Monday, October 28, 2013

French Grain Sack Pillow Using Ikea Towels

Ikea is one of my favorite stores.  Every time I go there, I stock up on these pretty red-striped grain sack-ish dish towels.  I've been wanting to use them for a pillow for quite some time, and this weekend I finally took the plunge.
After measuring and sizing for my pillow insert (20"), I started by sewing three of the four sides together.  I then turned it right-side out and broke out some black fabric paint.
I just purchased this pretty French stencil from Etsy and it was the perfect size for my pillow.  It features a wreath design too but I was feeling a little lazy and just stenciled the wording and fleur de lis.
It took about a half hour to stencil and then I had to let the paint dry.  I made one little oopsie on the S in Paris.  You might not be able to see it, but it's there.  Once the paint was dry, I closed it up.
This is the first time I've made such a large pillow and used a pillow insert.  I really love the look and hope to make a few more this winter.

Linking to: Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and A Stroll Through Life.

Jeanine

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Your pillow is super cute! I'm going to Ikea in a few weeks and may just have to stock up on those towels. I like that you only used part of the stencil. Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this idea and your pillow looks amazing. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live today at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

sissie said...

Hi Jeanine,
I love your pillow. I have never been able to do stencils and get them the way I want them, so my hats off to you! Great job.

hugs
Sissie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love those Ikea towels. We make a special trip once a year to the Ikea that is 1 and 1/2 hours away just to get the towels. I love that you made one into a pillow! Thanks for signing up to be a follower! I am signing up to follow you too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice job!

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous pillow! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post to my party which is live now! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Custom Comforts said...

Your pillow came out very nice. I love going to Ikea too, but we don't have one very close by, so I only get there once every year or two. And then when I do go, I get so overwhelmed with it all, that I can't think. Maybe it's best that it's far away since I really don't need anything anyways.
Very nice to meet you and definitely following back.
Cindy