I have found a new to me blog. You really must check it out, some of these women have s0me fabulous ideas!
My fabulous frugalicious idea was the pillow that you see on the chair to the right. I had made a stencil of a bird and stenciled it on to the pillow, but it was still too bare. I have seen stenciled words on pillows all over the blogs that I read, so I decided that a word was what this little pillow needed.
I stenciled the word, BIRD on it, but now I'm wondering if it needs another word there as well, SEED could go under it. or something else, what do you think? To do it, I drew a picture of a bird on a piece of light weight cardboard and then with an exacto knife, I cut out the bird on the branch. Then I slipped another piece of light cardboard into the pillowslip so that the paint would not bleed through to the underside of the cover. Next, I dipped my large tipped paint brush into my black paint and blotted it on another piece of paper and began to dab paint onto the stencil. I did the same with the word "Bird". Be sure to slip that piece of cardboard between the slip, you don't want the paint bleeding through. It was the first time I had ever done something like this and it proved to be very simple and easy.
I only payed $4.99 for this pillow and another one like it at the Real Canadian Superstore. I am loving it and I think that is a pretting frugal project!
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