So I have to admit, I kind of skipped all of the Thanksgiving crafts this year and went full force into Christmas. I don’t think I have EVER done that before since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But before I went to far into the Christmas projects I did manage to complete one Thanksgiving craft this year.
Here is a the very easy Give Thanks Pillow I made for our home. It actually fits perfectly in Miss E’s personal chair that you may have seen in our Family Room Reveal. I love having it out for all to see because it’s a great little reminder to stop and think about all that we are thankful for.
This pillow is a subtle way to bring Thanksgiving decor into your home and remind everyone in your household to give thanks. And because of the neutral colors, you could even keep it up year round if you wanted to!
- 1/4 yard canvas drop cloth
- Heat transfer paper
- Inkjet Printer
- Pillow stuffing
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Cut your drop cloth into a 10 1/2″ X 6 1/2 ” rectangle.
Using the program of your choice, create your ‘give thanks’ graphic. I used my Silhouette and chose Courier font all in lowercase. You will then need to reverse the image so it transfers onto the fabric the correct way.
Print your graphic onto transfer paper (found at your local craft store) and trim away the edges.
Iron on the graphic. Make sure to get all the edges and hold for at least 90 seconds.
Once the paper cools, slowly peel it off.
The rest of the project simply making a basic pillow form.
Put the right sides of the two pieces of fabric together and sew/serge around the edges leaving a small hole at the bottom.
Turn the pillow right side out and then stuff it using pillow stuffing.
Close the opening using a hand stitch.
See, what did I tell ya? Super simple. Hope this pillow reminds you to give thanks for all that you are thankful for this year.
This tutorial was originally shared on Craftionary as a guest post.Sharing this project at some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative Blog, TipJunkie, Home Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby Nest, My Repurposed Life, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Thrifty Decor Chick