Blog Swap and Tutorial with Holy Craft

Hi all! I’d like to introduce you to Rachel from Holy Craft. Rachel is super sweet and super talented. She has an awesome tutorial for you all today. Once you are done here, check out what I am sharing over at Holy Craft.

Hello! I’m Rachel! You can normally find me at my blog Holy Craft.

I’m a stay at home mom to three beautiful kiddos and I’m finding that as they get older, I’m getting more time to be crafty. I’ve been crafting, sewing and cooking for as long as I can remember and love the creative outlet that it gives me. I’m also super cheap so I like to find most of my supplies at garage sales.

One of my favorite techniques has been freezer paper stenciling on t-shirts as seen here,
and here .

Today I thought I would show you how I brought this technique to decorating.

Aren’t these mini decorative pillows cute? I’m excited to show you how to make them.

I found these vintage looking money bags at a garage sale for $1. I knew I could do something cool with them.

I started by pairing the bags with some corduroy that I had in my stash.

I cut them down to 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide. I’m pretty sure most of you know how to make a pillow, so I won’t bore you with that information. Make sure you leave a large enough hole to turn the fabric since it is quite thick. I like to use as much fabric as I can and not waste anything, so I used even the back of the money bags even though it didn’t have any of the cool printing on it.
They needed something so I printed up some numbers in Word and then traced them onto freezer paper. Cut the number out and iron them on to the fabric you are using. I used black paint and a sponge brush to fill the stencil in and let it dry. Once it’s dry you can peel off the freezer paper.

Then you stuff the pillow and finish sewing the seam.
Aren’t they cute stuffed in this vintage wire basket?

Or you can use them as a door stop or to stuff a decorative basket. What would you do with them?

Thanks for having me today Allison! Come visit me sometime over at my blog Holy Craft!

I love those pillows, Rachel! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Everyone go give Rachel some love at her blog, Holy Craft.

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  • Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too
    November 3, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Quite genius!