My parents just sold their business and their house! They aren’t sure what’s next but whatever they choose to do it will involve some kind of traveling, probably in an RV or motor home. My folks love to drive, travel and see the world. And my mom LOVE her felt pillow case to cuddle with in the car.
So instead of some random pillow case I decided to make her something to remind her of all of us while they travel around!
Plaid Crafts sent me the most amazing bag of goodies from their Martha Stewart collection to create with for mothers day this year! I have a project for my Mother in law to share tomorrow as well! It was an inspiring bag and I already used some of it last week for my teacher appreciation gift! I already have grand plans for the rest as well!
The supplies were super easy! A flannel pillow case, Martha Stewart paint, with the sponge applicator top and alphabet stencils or a vinyl cutter…
I had a great time picking out fonts for everyone! I included my parents, siblings, spouses and all the CURRENT grandkids on the pillowcase!
I created it in photoshop first…
then I laid out a plan in my silhouette studio for cutting out all the names!!!
I slid a foam board inside the pillow first for a work surface. Then I put the names onto the pillow (see the blank spot? I was saving it for my unborn neice…. then the day after I “finished” the pillow I woke up and realized I forgot one of the already HERE ON EARTH grandbabies! I am a total dork!)
these applicators are AMAZING!!! They attach right onto the paint! And they clean up like a breeze.
I did mess up ONE thing, Kimber was supposed to be pink and Reece was supposed to be red! GAH! I’m still upset about it!
For the big FAMILY on the end I used the metallic silver paint! It’s LOOOOOVELY!!!! It has this gorgeous glimmer and I love it!
Peel off the vinyl…
ANNNNNNDDDD it’s done- and GORGEOUS! I’m tickled and my mom is going to LOVE it! Now to find a space for my unborn (and probably the last) grandbaby!
(karate chop pillow photo)
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Ashlee it looks fantastic! Such a fun way to remind your mom that you’ll and your family will be thinking about her while she’s away! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks so much Kari! It was such a fun gift to make her! I actually get to GIVE it to her this week as they are going to be in town for a few days in the middle of all the traveling they are doing! I can’t wait for her to see it!
What a great gift idea for grandparents!!
My mom LOVED it! So perfect! It’s often so hard to come up with something for my mom!
That turned out Great! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/ Thanks!
Thanks so much, it really was the perfect thing for my mom!
Really cute! I’m gonna have to break down and spend some $$. I don’t have good letter stencils. But my Mom is in a nursing home so maybe I’ll try what I’ve got first, things tend to disappear with confused residents or people who don’t pay attention to FAMILY DOES LAUNDRY signs.
It did end up really fun, and you could also use it on sheets as well, create a special and pretty name so she doesn’t lose things!
Marcia (123 blog)
I’m over from the Pity Party – love your pillowcase – don’t be cross about the paint colour mix-up. i didn’t even notice it 🙂
Awww thanks! I know most people won’t see it, but my slight OCD nature can’t stand it! If it was for myself I’d totally redo it! but my mom will love it and not even notice!
SUCH a fantastic idea 🙂 Luv It … my mom is often so difficult to think of things to buy for her and she loves sentimental things so I think I’m going to try make this for her for mothers day … I don’t have photoshop or silhouette and I live in Canada … do you know where I can get the alphabet stencils?
RIGHT? mom’s are SO hard to get stuff for, esp when they say “I don’t need anything” but you KNOW they want something. I have no idea about stencils. Any cutting machine would work. Or you can do what I did years ago before I had my cutting machine and print out all the words onto contact paper or freezer paper and hand cut them out with small sharp craft scissors. (see the mirror writing post)