Make it Yourself: State Love Pillow

Hello there!

Did you catch my State Love Pillow when I shared it over at Sugar Bee Crafts?   Just in case you missed it and because I really am in love with it, I’ll just share it again!

Do you love where you live?  I sure do…Not that I know any different because I have lived in Missouri my whole life.  Bet you all didn’t know that.  Did you know I never moved until I went to college?  Or that my parents still live in the same house where I was brought home from the hospital?  It’s about time I created something for my home showing my State Love…don’t you think?!  Make it Yourself State Love Pillow for any state

I kept mine simple because it is mixed in with bright pillows.  Also, there is a whole lot of fun texture…

Let’s get started…

What You’ll Need: Velveteen State Love pillow- Supplies needed {Pillow cover, State template, Velveteen fabric paint, colored fabric paint, paint brushes, and a pencil.}

First, Wash, hang dry, and iron pillow cover. I skipped this step because I was in a hurry, but it does make a difference. 

Then, create a template of your state.  I cut mine out on my Cricut, but it would be just as easy to find a picture of your state online, print it, and cut it out.

Lay the template onto the pillow cover and position it where you like.  I centered mine from all sides. Velveteen State Love pillow template Trace around template with a pencil and place apiece of cardboard inside pillow cover.  This will keep paint from seeping through to the other side.

Velveteen State Love Pillow- ready for paint Next, paint an outline of Velveteen paint just inside the template.

Velveteen State Love Pillow- painted outline Fill in outline of state with paint.  I painted two coats, but think three coats would make it just that much better.

Velveteen State Love pillow-painted Allow paint to dry at least four hours.  I let mine dry overnight.

To create the Velveteen effect, use the iron on steam setting.  Hover iron about a half inch over Velveteen painted surface with steam on.  You’ll be able to see the effect almost instantly.

Velveteen State Love Pillow- Steaming

 The outside edge has been steamed, but not the middle…See the difference?

Velveteen State Love Pillow- two stages Keep doing this until the entire surface puffs up.

My heart is in the Kansas City area of Missouri, so I drew a heart near Kansas City.

Velveteen State Love PIllow- Heart for Home

Then, I filled in the heart with gold fabric paint. Velveteen State Love Pillow- gold painted heart

Allow to dry and you are all done! Velveteen State Love Pillow I One Krieger Chick This look could be re-created in so many looks…Different colored pillow cover, paint, etc…And can be made for any state!

If you liked this pillow idea, you may also like… hers and his pillow covers made with a Sharpie!

{Hers and His pillow covers}

Love to know…Have you lived in the same state your entire life?

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