Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love Throw Pillow

 After seeing the outrageous price for throw pillows that match our bedding set, I got an urge to make a unique throw pillow on a budget. Did you know matching throw pillows are $60 or more??! Insane I tell you.

Last week, I found a Ralph Lauren pillow for $15 at HomeGoods, and I snatched it up. I got a Michael's gift card as a b-day present from my sister, so of course I immediately had to go get supplies for the pillow. Here's how to make an easy, romantic, rustic throw pillow for about 20 bucks.

The steps:

1. Gather supplies including: Ralph Lauren pillow,  Scribbles Fabric paint in Wild Raspberry and Black Matte, my own Love letters pattern as seen below. (To make the letters: draw them on any type of paper and cut the letters out. You could also cut out letters using your favorite font).

2. Trace the letters slowly and carefully with the tip of the fabric paint. Fill in the letters however you like. Let dry for 24 hours.

3. And there you have it, a one of a kind love pillow for your bed.

Do you have any homemade pillows? I'd love to hear!

P.S. I got a new camera and used it for this tutorial. So excited to explore more of it's functions, but I'm loving it already!

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  1. This pillow is so cute, what a great idea!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. Cute pillow! I'm pinning this!!! Throw pillows are expensive. I plan on making some for my bed soon.

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday

  3. So cute! I would love to make one! I've made pillows in the past using fabric or napkins, so easy!


  4. Very cute! Thanks for the inspiration.... I'm thinking of doing this with embroidery.... Pinned this on my "thinner thread" board. Good job!

  5. Cute and fun! New follower to your blog. Follow me back

  6. This looks so cute! Pillow are on my to do list for our couch (our current ones are brown and boring!). I had been thinking I'd buy on etsy but this sounds super easy! Following along from the I love my post hop :)

  7. How cute and soo simple to do. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from I Love my Post hop. A new follower.

  8. cute ! You're so creative :)

    new follower here, found you from the I love my post hop..
    please kindly follow back if you don't mind :)

  9. Cute pillow! I really like the design you created.

    I am new from the I love my post blog hop.

  10. Great idea, love the personalisation

    Popping over from the I Love My Post blog hop and now following you :-)

  11. You're so right about the crazy prices for throw pillows! The one you made is cute!!

  12. That is such a cute pillow! I love this idea, will def be trying this out! :)

    I found you through the blog hop, I'm following :)


  13. Thank you for Co-Hosting. I am new a follower and on GFC would love it if you can check out my blog and follow back.

    look forward to reading more posts love your creativity this is such a cute pillow great idea :)


  14. So cute! Hi! New follower here! Great blog! Looking forward to reading more. Would love for you to stop by my site!

    The Dwelling Tree

  15. Awesome pillow! I'm a new follower from the I love my post link-up.

    Alicia from

  16. I'll never understand the insane prices on pillows.

    Found you blog over at the I love my post link-up.

    xo, Vita

  17. The pillow is great! I'm your latest follower from the Love My Post hop.

  18. Melanie, hopping on over from the I Love My Post!!! blog hop. You and I currently have exactly the same number of Followers (that is if you follow me like I've followed you). I hope you get a chance to read my linked post entitled: You Gotta Take a Chance. I love your project here and look forward to getting to know you even better and seeing more creativity emerge. LOVD tidings, Lilly

  19. I just love those pillow made for bed throws.
    The designs of the pillows are awesome

  20. This is an awesome idea that looks fantastic! I'm always looking for new ways to update the house on a budget!
    Sarah C. at