One of my favorite techniques has been freezer paper stenciling on t-shirts as seen here,
here,
here,
and here .










So if you missed my blog swap with Allison at A Glimpse Inside last week, I thought I would share with my readers how I brought this technique to decorating.


Aren't these mini decorative pillows cute? I'm excited to show you how to make them.


I found these vintage looking money bags at a garage sale for $1. I knew I could do something cool with them.



I started by pairing the bags with some corduroy that I had in my stash.


I cut them down to 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide. I'm pretty sure most of you know how to make a pillow, so I won't bore you with that information. Make sure you leave a large enough hole to turn the fabric since it is quite thick. I like to use as much fabric as I can and not waste anything, so I used even the back of the money bags even though it didn't have any of the cool printing on it.

They needed something so I printed up some numbers in Word and then traced them onto freezer paper. Cut the number out and iron them on to the fabric you are using. I used black paint and a sponge brush to fill the stencil in and let it dry. Once it's dry you can peel off the freezer paper.


Then you stuff the pillow and finish sewing the seam.

Aren't they cute stuffed in this vintage wire basket?



Or you can use them as a door stop or to stuff a decorative basket. What would you do with them?







28 comments

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Those are cute! I love crafts with numbers.
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

Discovering freezer stenciling myself. Must be a trend - posted about it today myself as well! So much fun, and you do some great stuff with it! Loving those pillows, very french.

www.mesewcrazy.com

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Tracey said...

Thank you for the tutorial, these are adorable! This is my first time to your blog---love it!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Adorable!!! And I love the basket!

the 30 girl said...

These are just too cute! I LOVE LOVE freezer paper stenciling. It's so much fun and versatile. I've actually been wanting to make large number pillows for my family room, but just haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks so much for sharing this great project!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Those are SO adorable!!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cool! I love them!!!

Linda said...

What a great project, Rachel~ so graphic and fun! I haven't tried freezer paper stenciling~ thanks!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Popped by from The Boardwalk Bragfest and love your moneybags. Also, am dying to try this freezer paper thing - if only I knew what the stuff is called over here in Europe... Nice project!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

These are THE cutest pillows. I'm definitely bookmarking this page. Thank you for sharing such a marvelous tutorial!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a feature button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Papgena Made It said...

Hello I Popped by Tea Rose Home party!
Those pillows are fun!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

This is great, Rachel. I'm going to have a go...

Thank you for such clear instructions.

Sarahx

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Ack! I love these! They turned out so cute and love that you used fabric from your stash, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These turned out great! Great find on the bags, too! I keep saying I'm going to try these freezer paper stencils and I really am going to, before the year is up. I love the ones you've done for your son's shirts.

Visiting from Make It Yours Day!

Erin said...

I can't believe you used freezer paper! They are awesome!! :)

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

very cute

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I love them clustered in the basket, but I have a feeling my grandson would love to see them all over the house ;)

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

Theresa said...

Thank you for this!! I am definitely going to give it a try! I love your number pillows, they are soooo PB! Theresa xoxo

Becca said...

This is a great idea! I'd love it if you'd come link this at my linky party. Every Friday I host Home and Family Friday.

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

House Revivals said...

These are just so. stinking. cool. Love the idea!

whilehewasnapping said...

Too cute! I have yet to try freezer paper stenciling... but you really made me want to! Thanks for linking to Weekend Wander. Hope to see you again next week!

Krista

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hi Rachel:

I wanted to drop by to let you know that I chose your pillows to be one of my features for "Bookmarked on the Boardwalk". I know that others will be as equally inspired as I have been by your project. You can take a look at the feature here:

http://www.bobbypinsboardwalk.com/2010/11/bookmarked-on-boardwalk.html

Feel free to grab the "bookmarked" button, if you like, and congratulations on a great project!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hi Rachel: I bet you think I'm becoming a blog stalker, don't you? Well I wanted to let you know that this project was the #3 MOST POPULAR LINK from last Tuesday's Boardwalk Bragfest! Congratulations. Please stop by and take a look. Feel free to take the "Featured Boardwalker" button, as well; and thank you again for linking this great project!

DWYHomemaking said...

These look great, thanks for sharing :)!!!

Amanda said...

Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-cool-number-projects/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Michelle Kelly said...

these r great, and I have an entire roll of freezer paper under the counter, an since I now live alone,, I don't have allot of meat to freeze, so now I can use it for all your great crafty ideas!!!!! I would of never thought of using that, but in today's world, it seems like we use allot of scraps and turn them into beautiful works of ART!!!! Thanks again, and HAPPY CRAFTING:-):-):-) Shelley Kelly

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