Pottery Barn Hack – Ampersand Pillow

August 17, 2015

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I’ve got another fun hack for you guys! I recently was flipping through a new Pottery Barn magazine and came across a super cute pillow cover.

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This pillow cover sells for $39.50. As much as I liked the pillow, I wasn’t going to spend that much on it. You know me, I told myself, I can make that! I went to Hobby Lobby and got what I needed. What is so awesome about this hack is that my version only cost me $3! I bought a plain canvas pillow cover and used my Silhouette Cameo to print out an ampersand in the size and font that I liked. I really just eyeballed this folks.

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Make sure to iron your cover first. It’ll make it much easier to trace on. πŸ™‚ If you do not have a Silhouette, you can always print your ampersand on regular paper and cut it out.

Position it where you’d like it, and trace it onto the cover using a pen or pencil.

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Once that was done I placed scrape paper flat, in between the two pieces of the pillow cover. This is to prevent your paint from soaking into the other side. I filled in the ampersand with Martha Stewart’s black acrylic paint that I already had on hand. (Most of her acrylic paints can be used on fabrics.)

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I let mine dry overnight and it was ready to go!

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It found the perfect home right in our newly updated entry way! It’s so simple yet so cute, don’t ya think?! That’s it for today friends. I need to get to work on that monthly newsletter I promised you all. Drink plenty of coffee, you know I will and have an awesome Monday.

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Rachael August 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Amanda! I love this! It looks fantastic & your paint lines are impeccable! Awesome job πŸ™‚

    • Reply Amanda August 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Thank you so much Rachael! I think I’ve just had a lot of painting practice, but then again the stencil really helped!

  • Reply Becky August 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

    So cute and you make it look easy. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Amanda August 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks so much Becky and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  • Reply Aspen Jay August 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    What a great hack Amanda, $3 dollars is a lot better than $40! I need to tell my sister about this because she liked everything from pottery barn. Thanks for sharing and partying with us at Talented Tuesday.
    Cheers,
    AJ

    • Reply Amanda August 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you Aspen! It’s so much cheaper to make on your own it’s crazy. I typically love everything from there as well. I try to make my own version of their things when possible. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Lindi August 24, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I’m back again Amanda! And I LOVE this DIY too! Sooo simple and easy – might just make one right away for my daughter’s room πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! I’m featuring you at the Talented Tuesday party tomorrow morning. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi!

    • Reply Amanda August 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Hi Lindi! I hope you’re having an awesome week and thank you so much for the feature πŸ™‚ That pillow really is so easy to make. I really love the talented Tuesday link parties, so much fun!

  • Reply April R @Uncookie Cutter September 8, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I love this pillow so much! Pinning for later!

    • Reply Amanda September 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much April! It’s so easy, it’s not even funny πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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