pinterest boards. To make this goal doable, I decided to complete at least one project a month. To make it even more fun, there are a few other bloggers joining me (see below).
My project for this month was a potato stamped pillow. I saw this plus sign pillow and just had to give the potato stamping a try. I was kind of nervous at first, but it was really fun and easy. Plus (no pun intended ; ). I really liked the imperfect look of the stamp. Captain Awesome wanted to help and we had a little mishap in the corner of the pillow case, but it kind of adds character. I really wanted the piping for the added color, but I was super lazy and didn't want to make a trip to Joanns, so I found this great tutorial about using yarn as piping. It was totally genius and worked!
Potato Stamped Plus Sign Pillow
Potato - cut in half
fabric paint (or acrylic paint mixed with a fabric paint medium)
|| 1 || cut out your desired paper design (make sure it will fit onto your potato cut in half). Place on half of of the cut potato (the inside wet part) and whittle around the design until you have a stamp.
|| 2 || dip your stamp into the paint and stamp onto your fabric.
|| 3 || For the pillow part, I found a post on creative living about yarn piping and had to give it a try. I was quite pleased with the result. I usually do a simple envelope pillow, but I thought I'd try out Sew, Mama Sew's tutorial on zipper pillows.
I highly recommend the tutorial, it was really easy and the zipper is completely hidden.
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