Monday, November 8, 2010

Heat Transfer Pillows

Today is the last day to enter the awesome giveaway from Silhouette -- and to celebrate I'm going to be showing you one last project I did with their fantastic product.  

I've been wanting some Christmas-y (yes....Christmas....I know kind of early, but I couldn't help myself!) pillows for out on our bench in the entry way.  Usually, I have these pillows there:

But I LOVE decorating the house for the different seasons and some pillows seemed like they were just the thing to add to our entryway. 

I had some pillows left over from our last house that weren't really being used, so I decided to use them as my Christmas pillows.  I found a remnant piece of fabric at Joanne's for $2.50-ish.  It was a lovely grey piece of fabric and it had enough for my two pillows I was recovering. And then I this packet of red buttons at an Antique store I visited this weekend for $2.00.  That means these two pillows only cost me $4.50 -- I'll take it!!

I took my heat transfer material from Silhouette and cut out some white, bare, branches.  I decided it was WAY too much work to trace out some branches I found and then cut around everything; so I ended up drawing out my own branches and cutting them with my scissors.  They were supposed to look kind of like these branches I found online:

After my pillows were sewed together; I ironed the heat transfer on.  (You can see my exact instructions for ironing the heat transfer on here).  

Once the branches were on the pillows, it was time to put the buttons on.

I know I probably should have sewed these buttons on  -- but that's really a LOT of sewing, so I decided to glue them on.  I placed them all out on the fabric first; then I went to town gluing those little buttons down.

Then I put the pillows back into the cases and sewed the bottom edge.  

And now my entry is kind of ready for Christmas!  Don't worry -- I'll put these away until I get all the Christmas decor out. :)

Don't forget -- you can still enter the Silhouette Product giveaway here -- or you can order your own products with the special code just for Hand Me Down House readers until 11/13/2010:  MEDOWN
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