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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easy Peasy Pillow Redo

It's down to the last minute sprucing up for Easter weekend and time to switch out some cushions in the family room.  Out go the heavy fabrics and winter colours and in come the cottons and off whites.

Storage is a huge issue in this old house and I prefer to add a cover to an existing pillow.  I bought a neckroll cover in a light beige cotton for $3.99 at Oxford Mills.  I couldn't make one for that and it fit a roll pillow that I already had.

I downloaded an image of a wild bunny from The Graphics Fairy and printed it out on a laser printer.  You need an ink based laser printer or a photocopy to do this.  Instead of using the Citrasolv transfer method, I used a clear Chartpak blender pen.  You can buy these at art supply stores or online for under $10.   To see how to do transfers click Here.

In under 10 minutes I had that dark pillow looking like this. ~


It's a touch of spring on an otherwise dark chair. ~


This one is so quick and easy to do!  

I'm sharing the bunny with:
These Peas Taste Funny
Sweet Talkin' Sunday
Saturday Nite Special
Creative Bloggers Party And Hop
Uncommonly Yours Link Party
Tell It To Me Tuesday


22 comments:

  1. That looks great! Would love to use that method, but I only have an inkjet printer.

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    1. I've been told you can do it with photocopies and will try that next. Pretty much everyone has access to those.

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  2. Really cute. I have never tried that method to transfer anything. It came out great! xo Diana

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    1. Warning - transferring images to fabric is addictive!

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  3. I'm so glad the pen worked out so great for you Maureen! It's awesome eh?! Beautiful job on the bunny! xo wendy

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    1. And thanks to you for giving me the Blender Pen!

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  4. I haven't tried to do transfers, but your pillow makes me want to. Love it. Happy Easter!

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    1. Try the transfers, Dottie. You'll be shocked at how easy it is! Have a great Easter weekend!

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  5. Oh, I LOVE This! Great Job! I don't know which is better that you found the cover cheaper than you could make one - not to mention all the time sewing it would take OR the bunny transfer. I've got to check out the link to the instructions.

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  6. Lynn @ www.etsy.com/2becherished5 April 2012 at 14:08

    Love your new Easter pillow - really cute.

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  7. Such a cute pillow! Love it for spring.
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.
    Mary Alice

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  8. I'm lovin' this pillow and I love the bunny image you chose!

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  9. Cute, cute!! I love the image you chose. Your pillow turned out great. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  10. Adorable! Very spring! Thanks for stopping by my place yesterday I'm following right back at ya! Have a wonderful day! - Kali

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  11. Fantastic! I've been meaning to do the tranfer thing - this seems pretty easy!

    Thanks!

    Linda

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    1. You have to try doing the transfers! It's super easy and turns the simplest fabric into a custom piece.

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  12. This is a great pillow! The transfer that you did is just beautiful! It really does add the perfect touch of Spring to your chair! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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