I literally have the slowest internet on the planet.
Maybe even the universe.
In the time I spend waiting for pictures to upload, e-mails to download, blog posts to pull up, trying to read posts….
….I could have written the sequel to war and peace.
And even with the slowest internet on the planet, it only took me thirty minutes to make this pillow.
Easiest. DIY. Ever.
Need a present idea for the house (or the person) who has everything?
This is the project for you.
This is such a fun way to personalize a gift.
What about a house or farm that has been in the family for generations?
What about a newlyweds’ first home?
What about a lake house or beach house or tree house or house that has special meaning?
Why not make them into a one-of-a-kind-special-you’ll-look-so-creative-and-amazing-and-it-will-only-take-you-thirty-minutes kind of gift?
To begin you will need to start with a picture of the house.
This was a picture I took earlier this year.
Back when the trees had leaves.
Using the Waterlogue app on your phone make the picture look like this.
If you don’t have an i-phone or i-pad you can also use PicMonkey.
Using the free version click on the second tab and then click on Posterize.
It creates a very similar effect.
After you transform your photo, you want to print it out onto a piece of transfer paper.
I’m transferring it to a cream pillow case (I found these at IKEA), so I used the light transfer paper.
You can find this paper at Wal-Mart or craft supply stores.
After you print it out it will look like this.
You can trim it to fit if there are any edges without printing on them.
Then flip it upside down and iron onto your pillow.
Follow the directions on the package.
Make sure you turn OFF the steam function and make slow 20 second passes over your paper.
Repeat until the paper has adhered to your pillow.
Let paper and pillow cool for two minutes.
Then slowly remove paper backing.
It’s almost like Christmas.
The image appears right there on your pillow.
Here’s the finished pillow.
My house smiled and told me thank you.
Now I’m off to wait on a few blogs to load. 🙂
PS Happy day and CONGRATULATIONS to Barbara Thiessen on winning the candle prize package!
PPS If you missed the candle giveaway, but still want to order one….we just re-stocked them in the shop. 🙂
I also just posted some fun last minute Thanksgiving table fluffing tips over on the Lamps Plus blog today. You can check them out here.