So I’ve been so excited about decorating for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Our house has been re-painted. We’ve gotten new furniture. Woah. Scratch that. The furniture that I ordered was supposed to get here yesterday. And here’s the shocker – it’s not even scheduled to be in the warehouse until March 23!! WHAT!?! So they are sending us a couch to borrow until ours gets in. I’m not going to lie. I’m bummed. The borrow couch isn’t gray. It’s green. But then I thought – let’s think positive (remember this week’s challenge?) at least it is a green couch for St.Patrick’s Day. So yeah buddy we are going ALL out this year – green couch and all for the month of March.
Anyways. That cute pillow up there. I made it. I love it. While I was out on my hunt for cute St. Patrick’s Day stuff I came up with practically nothing. Bummer. So I came up with this project to make a leprechaun silhouette pillow.
This was such a SUPER easy project to do. The part that takes the most time is cutting out the leprechauns. Because you have to cut them out 3 times.
First print the image. I just typed in leprechaun silhouette into google images. Here is a link to the image I used. I made mine black and white to save ink (in Picasa make it like a coloring book). Then I printed it to fit the page. Make sure the size works for your pillow.
Go ahead and cut it out. Then I traced it onto Steam-A-Seam. And you guessed it cut it out.
Next, iron it onto the fabric (in my case I chose green). And – yup – one more time. Cut it out.
Position them onto your pillow case. And iron them on. Easy peasy.
Do you need a pillow case? How about making one. It’s super fast – and super easy. I made just a basic envelope pillowcase. That way after the holiday is over I can switch on a different pillowcase.
Here is a good tutorial for making envelope back pillow cases. (It takes about 10 minutes – and only 4 straight lines to sew. You will never look at pillow cases the same again. I promise!)
Linking up here.