Wood Grain Initials Decorative Pillow

The older I get the more I get into sparkle, glimmer and shine.  I never was a bling girl before.  In fact, truth be told, I was a little bit of a tomboy growing up.  But there is something so feminine about shine and shimmer.  I am noticing the older I get the bigger the earrings, the chunkier the necklaces are and the more I love dolling myself up.  Or maybe it could be hoping the bling will distract from the signs of aging {giggle}.

wood grain initials decorative pillows

For the past three years I have gotten to play with the Tulip Holiday Sparkle and Shine Shimmer transfer sheets as part of a campaign from I Love To Create.  I have made a double wine tote and an adorable Knock-Off Ornament pillow that I just dusted off this holiday season.  They are super easy to use and can be ironed to any fabric surface.

wood grain initials pillow
This year I made a shimmery carved initial wood grain pillow.  The fabric is a Joel Dewberry Woodgrain Vintage Yellow fabric I got from Online Fabric Store.  For the back of the pillow I just used some drop cloth fabric. Tip:  A great way to save money on pillows is to use a less expensive fabric on the back and splurge on the fabric on the front. I designed the heart and the initials in my Silhouette studio program with the AR Cena Font.  I used the red holographic sheet (face up) and adhered it to a media sheet and sent her through my Silhouette Cameo machine on the “chipboard” settings. 
tulip shimmer sheets in silhouette-cameo
Next I just positioned the heart in place making sure to get the insides of the “B” in place.  I put a press cloth over the top and then ironed it to the woodgrain fabric for 45 seconds.
tulip glitter sheets  wood grain pillow

Tim + Beckie = love

faux bois pillow

Then I made an envelope style pillow with the drop cloth fabric in the back sewing around all 4 sides.

envelope pillow 

I turned it right side out and put a 12” x 16” pillow form inside. 

wood fabric pillow wood grain initials pillow

Easy, peasy and a great personalized gift for the holiday season.

wood grain initials decorative pillow

(other handmade pillows pictured below: snowflake pillow, Knock-off deer pillow)


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  1. Kate Retherford says:

    I love this so much! I really need to win a Silhouette machine!

  2. Crafterminds Heather says:

    So cute! I love this project, Beckie! I don’t know why I’m logged in as Crafterminds, but you know who I am! :) xoxo

  3. This has nothing to do with the pillows, but I just saw that you guys got married precisely one year after my husband and I did!

  4. Shannah at Just Us Four says:

    The pillow looks super cute. I love deer pillow too. This year is the first year that I have really used my Silhouette a lot since getting it. Love the versatility.


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