Seeing as I am now going to have to make some valances for the bub’s room and I’m never going to reveal his room, I thought I’d share with you a pillow I made for his bed. When I purchased the quilt for his bed I didn’t buy the sham and this last time when I went to TJ Maxx to purchase it, they didn’t have it in. What’s a girl to do?
I tried using a solid sham and didn’t really like they way it looked on the bed. Last night, while looking for a valance for his room at Wally world, I ran across this pillow for $4.
Suddenly, an idea was born! I threw that pillow in my cart and headed to the fabric section. They didn’t have what I was looking for but my next stop was Hancock Fabrics and they did have what I was looking for!
I purchased some navy felt and a blue gingham check square of fabric. I came home, turned on the ol’ laptop and set to work on google docs. I made the letter J and the number 4, printed them off, cut them out and traced them onto some card stock I had.
I then traced the 4 and the J onto the blue gingham check and cut those out. Next I traced the 4 and the J backwards onto the navy blue felt with a sharpie marker but a little larger size than the what I traced onto the check fabric. I didn’t want the black sharpie to show so tracing it on backwards solved that little problem. I also cut the tags off the side of the pillow because they were annoying and useless.
I then used some adhesive spray and sprayed the check fabric onto the felt and then sprayed the back of the felt and placed it on my pillow, the 4 on one side and the J on the other side of the pillow. Here it is on the bub’s bed.
A cute little pillow for not a lot of money or effort. I spent about $6 total on this project. I thought the number 10 would be really cute but went with 4 because he’s the 4th child and the J is the letter of his first name. Hopefully soon I will get some valances made and can finally reveal this room!
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