Around Christmas Time I saw the perfect pillow. It was to me just a lovely decoration that would go so wonderful on my favorite chair that I like to snuggle up and watch movies in.....But it was Christmas time and I had gotten a flood of catalogs in from way to expensive retailors. I really hate getting all those catalogs in I find they just make you want to buy stuff....So I ripped out the picture and tucked it away and got rid of those catalogs.I like to think that God has blessed me with a great sense of creativity and I thought to myself I could definitely knock this off!!
The other day when I was picking up some odds and ends at Target I was casually walking by a 4 pack of cream colored napkins on clearance for 1.74$ (all right you caught me I was sticking my nose in the clearance section no where near the laundry detergent I have a tendency to get distracted hehehe)when the light bulb came on and I knew it was time to make the pillow!!
Here is how I did it!!
I ironed the napkin to get it really flat...
Then I drew out the shape of the bird with a Sharpie on a thick piece of art paper...
I then placed the paper under the napkin and lightly traced the image I drew with a pencil. I then went ahead and painted all the color onto the picture.
I then added the black highlights!!
And there you have it the perfect pillow. I used an exsisting pillow I had for the insert and I used a piece of scrap brown corduroy that I also had on hand for the backing. My chair is red corduroy so I thought this would look good with it. I don't know about you but I think the bird I painted looks much more friendlier than the retail scandle above!! So the pillow cost like .44cents to make. And now I have 3 more blank canvas's or pillows waiting to be painted in the future should the inspiration occur!!
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4