Anniversary Pillow Tutorial–Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Easy DIY: anniversary name and date pillows You guys know I’ve been playing around with pillow slipcovers lately (read about my house number pillows HERE).  Recently, I needed to come up with a great inexpensive gift idea for some friends.

Since we’re getting close to Valentine’s Day, what better way to commemorate the establishment of a family than an anniversary pillow?  Here’s what I made:

Anniversary Pillow Slipcovers

Aren’t they cute?  I had done one in a different size for our front porch and knew I liked the look, and the fact that it was personalized:

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Anniversary Pillow Slipcovers

Wouldn’t this be a great Valentine’s Day, anniversary, wedding, or bridal shower gift?  I’ll confess, I even made two of them for friends having January birthdays, because I knew they’d love them.

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Here’s how to make these exact pillows.  You’ll want to follow the step by step tutorial for Citrasolv fabric transfers that I wrote HERE.  Canvas drop cloths are available at the hardware store or HERE, although you can also purchase cotton duck canvas at the craft store.

The pillow forms are available at the craft store or online; I recommend 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″.

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For the name, I used Century font in size 135 (for longer names) up to 175 (for shorter names).  You’ll need to play with that a bit.  For the “EST” (established), I used Respective font in size 125 point, and for the year I used Constantia in 125 point.  Big Caslon and Freebooter script are also good choices.

These might be cute new baby gifts, too.  Just put the baby’s name and birthdate on it, instead.  What a fast and easy way to make someone a personalized gift!

Anniversary Pillow Slipcovers

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  1. Debbie Nelson says

    ooohhh! Christy, I love this! You are so right, what a great gift! I want one for myself! I guess I’ll have to figure out how to do this! I hope you are all well! My oldest daughter now has a friend that lives on your old street, so now I can drive by your former house and sigh….!

    • Hi, Debbie–you can make this–it’s pretty easy (and I’m no seamstress!). Ah, I miss that old house! We were in Savannah this weekend, looking for a nice neighborhood to move to this summer, and those are all beautiful old homes, too. Miss you guys!

  2. Oh these are perfect and so cute! I want to make one for me and the hubby, and then one for all of my friends! Love them.

  3. I love these! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions of how to make them with the same fonts, etc. I love adding personal details to my house and I can’t wait to try these.

  4. Love these!!! Thanks so much for sharing at #inspirationmonday – love and pinned 🙂
    Debbie

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