Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Paint Chip Pillow

Say hello to my Paint Chip Pillow. Hi. I love paint chips. I used to just wander through the paint chip section and read all the random and odd paint color names (I know, weird). This love for paint chips has inspired me to create the Paint Chip Pillow. I made 5 different paint chip printouts for you to enjoy! This is a two-sided pillow, so you can have a different paint chip color on each side.

 

Supplies:

- Two pieces of 14 by 21 inch white fabric

- HP Iron On Transfer paper

-  A bag of stuffing

- Iron

 

Directions:

- Cut out two 14 by 21 inch rectangles of white fabric.

- Print out a test sheet (on plain ‘ol paper) of your choice of paint chip colors: Blue one and two, Red one and two, Purple one and two, Yellow one and two, Green one and two. If it all looks good, print out your paint chip colors on your iron on transfer paper (p.s. the wording is backwards on the printout, that’s so it will iron on normal when transferred to the fabric).

-  Let the printed out transfer dry for a few minutes. Turn on your iron to the highest setting, make sure the steam is off. Set up a spot to iron on your paint chip. Lay down some fabric (to protect the surface you’re ironing on) onto a flat/hard surface, not your ironing board since it’s not hard enough.

-  Trim your paint chip transfer printouts. Leave an 1/8 inch trim around the pictures. When it’s all trimmed up, get your paint chips centered and set up to iron.

- Follow the iron on directions for the transfer paper. Let cool for 5 minutes.

- Peel back the paper.

- With the right sides of the fabric facing each other, sew the rectangles together (leaving a 1 inch seam allowance around the entire seam. Don’t forget to leave an opening to flip the fabric right side out.

- Stuff the pillow.

- Stitch the opening.

- Done. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy your paint chip pillow! If you love this, please feel free to share!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

17 Responses to “ DIY-ify: Paint Chip Pillow ”

  1. This is really nice. I’m just wondering if I’m using a non-water resistant ink for my inkjet printer, won’t the colors come off the fabric if I washed them? Thanks! :)

  2. This iron on transfer paper is for inkjet printers. The washing suggestions for the transfers suggest: wash separate with color safe detergent in cold water. Remove immediately (to prevent bleeding) and dry on warm.

    Hopefully that helps! I have an HP Inkjet printer, and the iron on transfer paper on fabric seems to do well with washing (for other projects I’ve used this paper with).

  3. Love this! I am so sharing this! Thanks for such a cute idea!

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  5. Very very Nice LOVE!!!

  6. I love this pillow! It’s adorable, bright and fresh ;)

  7. AWESOME! I love these pillows. These would look amazing in a craft room. Those of us that paint A LOT can definitely appreciate these pillows. lol ;)

    Amazing work! :)

    Pining this! :D

  8. Very cool! I have never used transfer paper before – will have to give it a try!

  9. What a wonderful idea – It can be any colors you want !! Very Creative !! Will be trying this out !!

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