November 19, 2013

DIY Christmas Chalk Writing Pillow

 DIY christmas chalkboard writing sleigh bells ring pillow.
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.

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.

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.

christmas mudroom with DIY chalkboard writing pillow.

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


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

  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.

    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!

  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. :)