Yay! I’m finally back with a new project to share with you all! The Spring Break adventure I took my boys on gave me a little break from blogging, but I’m back and ready to share all kinds of creative goodness with you!! Did you miss me while I was gone?
The boys and I visited my sister’s new house over Spring Break, and I was so excited to see how she is decorating it! She mentioned that she had a bunch of old throw pillows that needed re-covered, so I thought I’d help her out and make some new pillow covers for her as a house-warming present. She had lots of pictures on Pinterest to give me some inspiration, but one pillow she specifically asked for was a Lyric Pillow like the one I made for my sons. I made a few modifications to my Lullaby Lyric Pillow tutorial to give the lyrics a bolder, cleaner look and came up with this super cute DIY Stenciled Lyric Pillow!
To start this project, I picked up some cream cotton fabric from the store and brought it home to wash, dry, and iron it. Then I cut three pieces of fabric to create an envelope pillow cover. My pillow measured 17″ x 17″ so I cut the fabric to these dimensions:
one – 17″ x 17″
two – 17″ x 13″
You can read my Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial for full instructions.
Before I sewed the pillow together, I took the 17″ x 17″ piece of fabric and stenciled my lyrics onto the front of the fabric. I chose the lyrics to “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers… I just love that song! I was able to find these letter stencils and a black fabric marker from Hobby Lobby for just a few dollars each. First I traced the inside of the stencil for each letter with my fabric maker and when I was all done went back to fill in the letter outlines. The hardest part of the stenciling was figuring out the letter spacing, and I spent quite a bit of time with a pencil, paper, calculator, and ruler trying to map out where each letter should go. But in the end, I just started in the middle of the pillow and stenciled each letter out from there. Sometimes it’s best just to eyeball these kind of things! I would just recommend doing these things first before you start stenciling:
- Write your lyrics down on paper first (check for spelling and accuracy!)
- Decide how many lines of lyrics will fit on your pillow (allow room to sew the pillow together)
- Decide which words will fit on each line
I used four lines of lyrics on my pillow with about 13-14 characters per line (including spaces).
When I was finished with the stenciling, I assembled my three fabric pieces and sewed them together. You can read the full instructions on how to sew an Envelope Pillow Cover here.
And this is the finished Stenciled Lyric Pillow I gave my sister!
I love the big, bold stenciled letters!
And since I used neutral cream fabric with black lettering, she will be able to use this in her decor for years to come. It will fit in with any color scheme she chooses!
I bet you’re singing this song in your head now… Aren’t you? Jam with me!
TELL ME! What’s your favorite song right now? What lyrics would you choose for a lyric pillow?
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