paint chip

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