Hobbies & Interests

Share your history with this unique holiday decoration!

Share your history with this unique holiday decoration!

By Lori Mork

A unique heirloom and conversation piece

Create a custom pillow from old family photos… A unique heirloom and conversation piece for the holidays.

Here’s a unique idea for decorating this holiday season – a photo pillow. This idea would also make a great gift for someone special!

  1. Begin by scanning and uploading an old or new family photo (or any photo of your choosing) to your computer.
  2. Place the image in an 8-1/2” x11” Microsoft Word document. Adjust the image as desired and leave a half-inch border around it for the seam allowance.
  3. Print your photo onto an ink-jet fabric sheet from your local fabric or craft store. If necessary, trim the fabric.
  4. Cut a same-size piece of backing fabric, such as linen or broadcloth. Pin the two pieces of fabric together, right sides facing, and stitch around the pillow along the seam allowance, leaving a 4” wide opening on one side.
  5. Using a small scissors, clip the corners, then turn the pillow right side out and push out the corners. Iron out any wrinkles and stuff the pillow with loose fiberfill stuffing. Blindstitch the opening closed.

Now you have a great conversation starter as well as a little bit of family history for everyone to see.

More in Hobbies & Interests

200280711-001

It’s party time!

ChiczMay 2, 2016
Thinkstock

Safety tips for runners

ChiczApril 19, 2016
Thinkstock

What does organic really mean?

ChiczApril 12, 2016
Thinkstock

Give organic wines a sip

ChiczApril 6, 2016
Thinkstock

Feed the birds all year long

Danielle TeigenFebruary 23, 2016
1956743_943826812299737_1175074498268075171_o

DIY wine tags

Danielle TeigenDecember 17, 2015

Pinterest inspired ideas

Danielle TeigenNovember 5, 2015
Jack-O-Lanterns

Mommy and me crafts

Danielle TeigenOctober 23, 2015
Jack o lantern

Decorative pumpkins

Danielle TeigenOctober 19, 2015

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.