Monday, January 17, 2011

Subway Art Valentine’s Pillow

Subway art pillow

There are so many wonderful Valentine’s Day subway art floating around the internet.  I just happened to stumble on this great subway art from Krista at While He Was Napping.  With her permission, I used her subway art to create a pillow!

With the help of my Cricut machine and freezer paper, I first made a stencil. 

I have done this technique before  HERE and HERE

Freezer Paper Subway Pillow

Iron on the freezer paper stencil to a white fabric square.  My fabric measured 13x13.

{allowing for half inch seam allowance, my finished pillow measures 12x12} 

Freezer  paper stencil

Then paint, using 50/50 paint and textile medium mixture.

subway art fabric

Remove the freezer paper carefully and once the paint is dry heat set with a hot dry iron.

DIY Subway Art Pillow

Sew the two 13x13 squares together and pressed with an iron.  The fabric I was using was pretty thin.   I was worried that the the poly-fiber filling would show through the thin material and look lump.  Before I stuffed it, I cut a flat piece of quilt batting and placed it inside the pillow casing.   Then I stuffed in between the layers of batting.

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Of course it need something…. RED

I didn’t have any red satin material but I did find a wide ribbon {at my mom’s house…. the best place to go shopping!}   and embroidered the word LOVE. Then I sewed the to ends of the ribbon together to create a band and slipped it over the pillow. 

Valentine's Day Subway art Pillow

Subway Art Valentine's Pillow

For my non-sewing friends, I think you could make this using a ready made pillow.   If I was attempting it on a 3 dimensional object, I would cut the stencil down in to more manageable sizes.  Or what if you used transfer paper?  ***Just remember to mirror the image before printing. If you make one, I would love to see and hear about it.

Thank you Krista for letting my play with you subway art.  Krista designs other printables that you download from her blog.  Please check out While He Was Napping.

Carrie

UPDATE:  A SVG file was added to a later post.    Valentine’s Subway Art SVG

65 comments:

  1. What a great project! I love everything about this! I've never used a Cricut machine but think it must be a really useful tool for a crafter. You should be proud of this!

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  2. Beautiful idea and work!!!
    Kisses.

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  3. That is adorable! I love how it turned out! Have a great day Carrie.

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  4. Lovely idea, and it looks amazing!

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  5. Very nice project! I have enjoyed visiting your blog this morning. Very interesting!

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  6. This is beautiful, Carrie! I would never have thought to use that in a transfer manner!

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  7. Hey sweet girlfriend! That is ADORABLE!!! LOVE IT! Why is it I can Paint the HECK out of a Wall...but im not sure if I could do this? Its so pretty...Just ship it on ova' to me!!!

    xoxokara

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  8. SO cute! I am definitely saving this link - I love the idea of the pillow vs. the frame - cute!

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  9. Carrie that is amazing! I love love it!! Th red ribbon really makes it all stand out, so adorable!!!

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  10. Carrie, I love it!! Your pillow turned out sooooooo cute! I agree, the red ribbon makes it pop and stand out, lovely job! XOXO ~Liz

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  11. OMG! I love this pillow! How creative & festive!!!

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  12. Your pillow is amazing. I love it. Such a cute idea and the red ribbon just made it.

    Thanks for your gracious comment and invitation to join your Monday meme. I have linked up and I am so happy to have found your blog. I hope you will also join my Table Top Tuesday parties, they are always so much fun. Hugs, Marty

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  13. What a beautiful pillow! Scripts are very popular this year in decor and this little pillow is adorable!

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  14. This turned out great! I can't wait to try this method!

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  15. What an adorable pillow! I ♡ it... :) I wish I had a Cricut so I could give it a try.

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  16. Love this. I just shared it on my blog. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  17. Hi Carrie, great post! I am doing a link up for making homemade Valentine's day decor, I'd love for you to link up at
    www.coloradocraft.blogspot.com
    I think my readers will like this as well. Thanks!

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  18. You just make the cutest things. Love the pillow!

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  19. Love, love, love that pillow. In fact, I am painting an old chair for my bedroom and need to reupholster the seat. I think this would be such a lovely touch stenciled on the seat...don't you. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Great job!

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  20. Love it! Now if only I had a cricut :)

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  21. This is so good. I really like the red ribbon.

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  22. I really love this! I am filing it away to do sometime!

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  23. this is beyond adorable! I LOVE IT!
    ~Tana

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  24. Say hello to your newest follower! This is officially awesome! I love the pop of red that you added to it, I think it really completed the pillow. I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd hop over for a visit.

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  25. so so cute! I love it and totally want to give it a try. I'm curious if you just made your own subway art in SCAL or is there a way to use the existing one from While He Was Napping in SCAL? I have the program but am kind of new to it. Thanks!!

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  26. I love it! {no pun intended!}

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  27. Oh how cute! I love it!

    -Rene

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  28. Carrie! This looks amazing! I'm so tickled you used the subway art for something so totally cute! I feel so honored.

    Thanks for linking it up! If the linky bug bites again I'd love for you to link it to the valentine/love party as well. It's been getting a few more views than just the weekly ones...

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  29. I like this-would you be willing to guest post on a tuesday for me?

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  30. I loved the way this turned out. Great job.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  31. This is adorable! Now, if I could only have an embroidery machine!

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  32. Loved the look. I took the idea and used it to make a t-shirt. I unfortunately don't have a silouhette (want one bad) so I printed my words on iron on transfer sheets, added some rhinestones and fabric roses. Would have been better if the words were painted but got to use what we got. Love the way it came out.
    Thank you for the jump off!!

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  33. Wow! You took subway art to a whole new level! I love it!

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  34. Oh, man! I've never felt much need for one of those machines...until today! SOOOOO adorable! And that would take forever to cut out by hand. lol Maybe I'll have to invest...

    I put a "belt" on one of my pillows for V-day, too! I love it when I find like-minded crafters. I'm definitely becoming a follower. Keep the great inspiration coming!

    Aloha,
    charlie

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  35. That's a really cute idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  36. That's so cool. I desperately need to try freezer paper!

    I'd love for you to join my giveaway for a vintage trinket tray going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-with-cotton-breeze.html

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  37. Love Freezer Paper!!! My goal is to have throw pillows for every season/holiday. I loved the idea of putting the batting layer in so it looks more like a store bought pillow form. It is beautiful and the red ribbon is perfect.

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  38. This is just the MOST adorable pillow! I love the subtle colors of the pillow then that splash of red ribbon. Just gorgeous!

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  39. Cute,Cute,Cute! I love the red ribbon that you added.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Theresa
    www.theresascomfortsofhome.com

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  40. Wow, what a great pillow. I am glad you showed us your handiwork. This is a good project to try with my circut.
    Thanks for sharing,

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  41. Ca-ute!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I want to make me one now! I have actually never used freezer paper. Maybe this will be my introductory project or a similar idea for my daughters room!!! Shared this with my tweeps and FB fans!

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  43. This is beautiful! I need to get making some Valentines Day decorations...thanks for the motivation :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :) I really appreciate it!!

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  44. Oh, I love this! I haven't tried the freezer stenciling before. I might have to give this a try!

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  45. I am so in love with this... I featured you on my blog. I hope you can stop by!

    http://dragonflyfeathers.blogspot.com/2011/01/featuring-my-favorites-friday-is-back.html

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  46. This is absolutely adorable! Love the subtle colors, the bright ribbon, OK, just everything!
    I'm posting it on my blog tomorrow and linking you up! Thanks!!

    Jeanene@thequeenbeeshive.com

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  47. This is so stunning! I love it. I would love to have you come and link up to Fantastic Friday at http://ironvioletdesign.blogspot.com
    Thanks

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  48. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out below:

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2011/01/mad-skills-monday-link-party-42.html

    Be sure to snag the I was Featured button for your blog! Hope to see more inspiration soon!
    xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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  49. Thanks for coming and linking up to Fantastic Friday, cannot wait to see what you have for this week!

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  50. I was truly inspired when I saw this pillow! I featured it today on my blog!

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/01/wednesdays-wowzers-just-in-time.html

    Thanks so much!
    ~Alison

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  51. Gorgeous! The red ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

    Judy@cutest-little-things

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  52. Love the punch the red ribbon adds! Such a pretty pillow.

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  53. Sweet post! I featured you on my blog with a link to your post! I hope you get a chance to check it out sometime! www.renounednest.com/2011/03/subway-art.html

    Cindy

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  54. What a sweet pillow. I featured it today at Scribbles and Swirls. Please take a look, would love for you to follow me as well :)
    http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/11/subway-art-valentines-day-pillow.html
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    ~Tami

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  55. WOW!!!! What a beautiful pillow ;) You have inspired me to try it. I have a cricut as well as SCAL and I love the endless possibilities that you can do with it!!! Thank you so much for your tutorial.
    Janelle

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  56. Do you have detailed instructions to use a svg file with the cricut. I am wanting to make the valentine pillow

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  57. Wonderful job!! I shared this on my blog here: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/01/10-valentine-pillows.html

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  58. I'm always impressed by how creative you are.

    lisa

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