November 19, 2013

DIY Christmas Chalk Writing Pillow

 DIY christmas chalkboard writing sleigh bells ring pillow.  www.goldenboysandme.com
I combined two of my favorite things, throw pillows and chalkboard art, to create this chalk writing pillow.  Come see how I did it...

I was inspired by this pillow by Pottery Barn.



I started with one of my favorite bargains at Ikea, the $3 pillow cover.  I love using these to stencil on.  For the price, you couldn't buy the fabric and make it yourself!  Not to mention the fact that I can't sew!!  

Then, I created an image of what I wanted to write on the pillow using Picmonkey.  Here's the graphic I created.  I needed the graphic to be slightly larger than a regular sized piece of paper, so I used the awesome Block Posters website to make it larger.

sleigh bells ring printable graphic. www.goldenboysandme.com

I then used the chalk method (like I do on my pallet signs and wrote about here) to transfer the image onto my pillow cover.  Then, I simply traced over the image using a white fabric marker.  I ended up using 2 fabric markers.  So easy!

diy chalk writing pillow tutorial.  www.goldenboysandme.com

Finally, I added a few jingle bells in each corner and to dot the "i".  I attached these just as you would a button with needle and thread.  Hopefully, they will hang on thru the Christmas season, but I won't hold my breath.  I am terrible at sewing!

Here is the pillow in its new home in our mudroom.  Yes, our mudroom is already decorated for Christmas!   I had to rent a wide angle lens to get some shots in our kitchen so I took advantage of having the lens and got these pictures.  This mudroom is small so it is pretty much impossible to get a decent shot of this room without a wide angle lens.  Santa, if you're reading this, I would love to find a wide angle lens under the tree :)

christmas mudroom with DIY chalkboard writing pillow.  www.goldenboysandme.com

christmas mudroom with DIY chalkboard writing pillow.  www.goldenboysandme.com

Christmas mudroom with red lantern and sled with diy chalkboard writing pillow.  www.goldenboysandme.com

4 comments:

  1. It came out PERFECT! And I adore that mudroom of yours!
    -Shelley

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  2. Great post Courtney! Love your home and decorating ideas! :) The electrician hung my chandy last week in my bedroom....just like the one in your bathroom. Thanks so much for the idea. It's perfect & beautiful! Happy holidays to you and your family!
    ~Ann R.

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    1. Hi Ann! I am so glad to hear you are enjoying your new chandelier. Thanks for coming back to read my posts, and taking the time to comment. I really do appreciate it!!

      Happy Holidays to you, too!
      Courtney

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  3. That is so adorable! For the price of that pillow, it wouldn't be too painful even if you seriously goofed - which I just might. :)

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