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?!
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…
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. 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.
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.
The outside edge has been steamed, but not the middle…See the difference?
My heart is in the Kansas City area of Missouri, so I drew a heart near Kansas City.
Love to know…Have you lived in the same state your entire life?