I just put new bedding on my bed. I've just been feeling I need something new to change things up. I get this way at least once year...but being that we haven't even been in this house 3 months I figured this nagging feeling just wouldn't go away...I'll have to tell you about the new bedding another day because I'm in love with my new burlap pillow!
Being that I just returned from a wonderful beach vacation and that I now live in a landlocked state, it make sense that I wanted to have a serene beach/lake feeling in my room, right?! Using the other half of the Walmart pillow I mentioned in my previous post I created this adorable pillow.
I found an image of a seagull, printed it out onto freezer paper, trimmed the bird away, then ironed the freezer paper to my burlap. I then spray painted the image of the seagull onto the burlap using a tan color only slightly darker than the burlap itself. If I had black I might have tried it, but alas, no black spray paint.
Sorry this picture is side ways, I just didn't flip it before I uploaded it. You get the idea:
The construct the pillow, I simply sewed a seam along the bottom edge of the burlap with my sewing machine. I think jammed the pillow inside, and using a very large needle and some of the burlap I'd pulled off to create a little ragged edge I simply sewed up both sides of the pillow.
Here is a better picture of the seagull: