Have you noticed the new sponsor button I added to my side bar recently? It’s from Fashionartprojects.com, my newest sponsor! FashionArtProjects.com is your source for DIY fashion designs for the Next Style™ brand of fashion and crafting products. They have all sorts of fun new products available at Wal-mart.
I love to craft, sew and create and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with wonderful sponsors who send me all sorts of fun stuff to craft with! I’ve been trying to keep my kids busy this summer and they love to do crafts too. This week for our Make Something Monday, I was able to use some of the goodies sent to me from FashionArtProjects.com to come up with a fun project with the kids.
See how to make these pillows after the jump!
I saw this fabric painting method over at the Girl Creative a couple of years ago and have been wanting to try it with my kids ever since!
We used white bandannas and fabric paint to create these fun Watercolor Fabric Pillows. The kids are thrilled with how they turned out and have been carrying the pillows from room to room all day long for the last few days.
I used my sewing machine to put the pillows together, but if you don’t sew you could easily do this with iron on hem tape or hot glue.
Here is how we made the fabric and pillows.
- Solid colored bandannas or other solid cotton fabric (bandannas are about 22 inches square.)
- fabric paint
- foam paint brushes
- pillow stuffing
- sewing supplies or iron/ hem tape
|For our pillows, we used the bandannas sent to me from FashionArtProjects.|
After mixing up the paint and laying out the supplies in the garage, I let the kids go at the painting on their own.
After they finished painting, I pulled the bandannas out into the sun and let them dry for a few hours. Then I threw them into the dryer to heat set them.
The fabric was pretty stiff from all the paint and drying in the sun, so I waited a few days, then tossed them into the washer to soften them up.
Sewing the pillows was very easy, I put the bandannas right sides together and sewed around the entire bandanna, leaving about a 3 inch opening so we could add the stuffing. To create the little edge detail, I flipped the pillows right side out after sewing and ironed the edges flat. Then I sewed around the bandanna one more time, 1 inch in from the outer seam. (Leaving another 3 inch opening for the stuffing.)
Tada! Cut new pillows! They love ’em!
Stay tuned, I have a fun giveaway coming up next month sponsored by Fashionartprojects. Just in time for some fun back to school projects!
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