Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pillow Pals

My grandchildren enjoy spending the night at Nana and Papa's house - I think it's because we always make pancakes for breakfast.... LOL   The boys have their own room and enjoy seeing their names on the decorative bed pillows.  Now I need to add one for Connor!


The pillows are easy to personalize. I started with two ready-made pillows then used individual letters to spell out their names and a sheet of smaller letters for numbers for the dates. You will also need some fabric glue.

1. Peel off the waxy paper from the back of each letter to reveal the adhesive. 

2. Position the letters on the pillow then press into place. For positioning, it's easier to place the center letter first, then work out to the left then the right.

3. Gently peel the numbers from the small monogram sheet then glue to the pillow.

4. There weren't enough "0"s for the date on the second pillow, so I substituted the letter "O" instead. I think it looks great!  Now I need to add one more pillow for Connor!

JOY embroidered letters are available in a variety of sizes, fonts and colors.  There are also letters that can be dyed any color with fabric dye, markers, paint and sprays - all available at your favorite craft store!  Enjoy!   Y'all come back now.......

Yours truly,
Julie :)


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Personalize the Baby's Room

Since the baby shower, I've been working on projects for my grandson, Connor's nursery.  I started with the letter "C" written in shades of blue buttons, glued to a painted gray canvas with white stars. Then I spelled his name in small wood letters on painted blocks. Really cute, but we needed more!

My daughter-in-law found a galvanized metal container at a local yard sale; perfect for all kinds of baby knick-knacks. I wanted to add his name to that too, but wood letters don't work too well on a curved surface, so it's Joy to the rescue!

Supplies are minimal - all I needed was Joy embroidered letters and Krylon® Spray Paint.


Step 1 - Paint the bucket. I turned it upside down over a stack of large paint cans then lightly sprayed the outside with 2-3 coats of blue. The paint dried really quickly, so it only took about 10 minutes, then I sprayed the inside.

Step 2 - Peel the waxy paper backing off of each letter to expose the adhesive then place around the rim of the container.

TIP:  For names with an even number of letters, mark the center of the container's rim then adhere the last letters of the name to the right, then, working backwards, add the first letters to the left.  If your name has an odd number of letters, place the middle letter over the center mark first.

These letters worked perfectly on the curved rim!  Seriously, how cute is this?
Plus it's quick'n EZPZ!

You can find JOY iron-on embroidered letters in lots of colors, sizes and fonts at your local craft store.  Y'all come back now.....   Enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie :)