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:
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:
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″.
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!
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