Monday, May 14, 2012

monogram pillow with sharpie


I was in the mood for a quick, easy and free project!
I had the burlap and had saved the stencil from my monogrammed door mat project here.
Since you can never have too many monograms...

I originally used a large wooden letter as my pattern for the 'Z,' but you could
easily find a font you like on your computer and print it out. Just center it and trace
 around the outside with a fine sharpie, marker or pen.
 

Mikko, our sweet cat named after a hockey player, (boys!) was helping.
I tried something else first, that's why all those lines look nothing like a 'Z.'
Place a piece of cardboard under the burlap and start coloring with a Sharpie!
I wanted a slightly faded look, and used a light hand when filling in the stencil.
Be sure to keep your coloring either horizontal or vertical and stay in the lines! :)
 
Sew three sides together, insert pillow form and hand stitch the fourth side.
I like the casual feel it gives the family room, but I made it to go
outside, so that's where you'll see it soon!


Do you have any quick, easy projects on your list?


 Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Tuesday Treasures here
Home Stories A to Z Tutorials & Tips here
Southern Savvy Wow us Wednesdays here
The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday here
At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday here

35 comments:

Lisa Scibilia said...

Ahh the magic of a sharpie! It's on my favorites list along with paint, rub n buff, and freezer paper! LOVE how the pillow came out - so simple and the scale of the letter gives it a great impact! I'll have steal this idea Pam!

René said...

Your burlap pillow looks great and adds the so much texture & contrast to that group of pillows. Love it!

The Apps said...

Oh, I love it Pam. You didn't add that you somehow got this done and spent most of the day on my client consultation! I also love the cool pillow next to it.

KATHY said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks great.

Kathy

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This project is just screaming my name. It looks great!...... the things you can do with Sharpies!

Lauren -aCommonersCastle said...

I really like it. and sharpie would have been my last guess as for what you used to fill in the Z. It looks great! I am always a fan of anything Monogrammed, and try to use them around the house often. Have a wonderful week!

Holly said...

You did that with a Sharpie? It has that vintage look and feel to it - never would guess that's the work of a Sharpie. Can you come east and do some projects for me? :)

Dana Frieling said...

Oh, I like it a lot! I'm sure it'll look great in its outside space as well. Love your creative ideas!

Cathy Wall said...

Loving the whole look in that room Pam! This pillow project is just icing on the cake!

Jill Elaine said...

That is a really cool idea! I may just have to make some pillows for the chairs on my porch. Mine would have an 'F' over a 'Z' :)
And yes I do have a quick and easy project to do - new dining room curtains out of a drop cloth. I really should get busy and do those today!

Gretchen said...

Another project I have to copy from you! Great pillow.

Gretchen

Calypso In The Country said...

I may actually steal that idea! I love it and it is a craft project even I could handle!
-Shelley

Stacy Curran said...

Your creative vision is ENDLESS!!! I love it!
Stacy

Alexa said...

Love these! I need some quick and easy ideas for projects.

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

So good! It is perfect where it is but will be even better outside! I also love the butterfly wing pillow...almost bought that one myself!

Marty said...

That is super cool! I just found your blog yesterday... and you see I'm back today. Thanks for the idea ;)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love it (my maiden name is a Z so I have a soft spot for Z's ...).

And thanks for the reminder to put cardboard behind the burlap ... knowing me, I'd work on it on my dining room table and forget the cardboard ...

:)

Linda

Leslie said...

Pam, where in the world to you get all these ideas! You have such a creative mind and everything turns out perfectly!

leslie

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Pam, I love the mix of pillows you have. I'm also curious about the chair in the foreground...it looks so pretty! I never would have guessed that monogram was done with a Sharpie. What a great tip!

Carolyn said...

This is too cute! What a fabulous idea.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Home Made Modern Mom said...

I love everything about your pillow combo, and the newly monogrammed one is the perfect addition. You might just have to make another one for the porch. ;)

Jennifer Hayes said...

Pam, you're a genious - this is such a great idea. One of those moments when you smack yourself in the head and say "Why didn't I think of that"? I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-im-in-love-with-great-tutorials.html

XOXO
Jenn @ Social Salutations

Katie Goldsworthy said...

That pillow looks great on the couch! I'm pretty in love with all the other pillows on the couch too!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Marie Kirkwood said...

What a great idea! I'm going to recreate this for my daughter and her roommates new rental house.
I like to do my pillow covers with 2 quick seams down the sides and an overlap flap to slip the cushion in. Sew easy!!

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Saw the feature on Home Stories A 2 Z! So deserved - congrats!

xoxo,
Meredith & Gwyneth

twelve-O-eight said...

I would never have known that you used a Sharpie to accomplish this, you are a creative lady! Now following you and here from My Uncommon Slice :)

Tanya
http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

Eclectically Vintage said...

I am in love with this! Love anything quick and simple -- and fabulous!! Oh why oh why can't I sew!!??

Pinning this - maybe I can wing the whole sewing part!
Kelly

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh Pam! What a upscale monogrammed pillow! I would have never known you used a sharpie!!! I am going to try this!
You have a fabulous blog! I am so happy to find you... and now I am a new follower!
Lots of inspiration here!

Home Made Modern Mom said...

I told you earlier I loved this pillow but wanted you to know it inspired my Craft of the Week post...5 Things You Can Do with Sharpies.
http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/05/craft-of-week-5-things-you-can-make.html
Thank you for the idea...keep 'em coming! :)

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very cute and easy enough that I may actually try it! :) Thanks for sharing- I saw your feature over at SSS.

Wild Oak Designs said...

A sharpie? Really? Why didn't I think of that? Fantastic!
love your ideas...
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So fabulous! Truly inspiring. Might have to try this.

Marji Roy said...

Just found your blog via Tip me Tuesday. Like it and have subscribed. The Z pillow is beautifully stylish. I'll be searching your archive for past ideas as well. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

Love! Did you make the peacock pillow as well? If not, where did you get it? I love the combo of your pillows.

burlap+blue said...

I {really} LOVE this! I'm hosting a Sharpie crafts link party on my blog this week, and I'd love it if you wanted to link up! Favorites will be featured in a compilation post next week, & we're giving away a $50 Target GC and Sharpie prize pack! http://bit.ly/1c0IEvS
(love your blog name, btw!)

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