Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DIY Hershey's Pillow

When I was going through my blog posts, I realized that I did not share this Hershey's pillow with you all.If you are following me on Instagram, probably you would have seen this pillow(Thinking of following me now ??Click here ).I made this back in April to gift it to my hubby for our first anniversary.He is a great fan of Hershey's Almond kisses.His day is not over without 2 or 3 Hershey's Kisses (Oh!!Kisses is not considered as Kids chocolate in our home :P & particularly the Almond one ).So, I thought I should make him something with chocolate theme and I ended up in this pillow.



Materials Required :
Solid brown cotton fabric (Length depends on the size of the pillow you are using )
Gold,White & black fabric paint
Paint brushes
White pencil for marking
Contrasting color Ribbon
Fabric Glue /Sewing machine.
Clear contact paper (Optional)

Step 1: I would recommend sewing machine to stitch the pillow cover compared to glue ,as fabric glue leaves stains and it is obvious in dark fabrics.However ,it is up to you to decide :).Measure and cut the length and width of the fabric according to the size of the pillow.
I used a small envelope pillow and I cut some extra length and width (Approx 2 inches) to fold and stitch(or glue).I left both the sides open and glued ribbons on three places with equal intervals on each side to secure the cover.Close the other side with a stitch or a line of glue.Now your cover is done.

Step 2: Use clear contact paper to create stencil for the Hershey's font(Print the font ,trace it to the contact paper and cut the outline with Xacto-knife) or just free hand it.Use a white pencil to sketch the content such as Hershey's ,"as sweet as you"and the outline of the chocolate .I used contact paper as it gives clear and crispy edges but you can just use paint brush and free hand everything by using different colors. Let the paint dry and you are ready to use.Voila!!You are done with the Hershey's Pillow.

Just to make comparison easier, I have added this picture.






What do you think about this pillow ?? When I was capturing pictures I felt this pillow is alone and needs some companion.So decided to make more pillows.Stay tuned for that.Do you have any things which represents your love for Chocolate ?Feel free to share your comments below or write to vikalpah@gmail.com

10 comments:

  1. So cute!!! It looks like it would be a great Valentine's Day gift, along with some REAL chocolate, right?! LOL

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    1. Thank you :) Yes Kristen ,you are right :) I gave this as a gift for our 1st anniversary ,so it is like another valentine's day in the year :P

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  2. I'm going to see if I can make this for my ailing Grandmother. I think she would love something just like this! Or at least laugh at my attempt at being crafty. :)

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    1. wow !!Thats a great idea !!Best of luck :)

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  3. You are talented! That is impressive art work! So glad you shared with us at Home Matters Linky #1 and I hope you will come back next week with more of your creativity to share! Your post was pinned, you can see it here. http://www.pinterest.com/flourishathome/home-matters-awesome-pins/

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    1. Thank you Shirley :) Thank you for pinning it :) I will surely take a look and like it :)

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  4. This is so adorable!!! I think I would be afraid that I would be craving chocolate all night long!!! I think it would also make a great gift. I'm definitely going to making one. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  5. Great pillow! Thanks for the quick tutorial. Also, how was I not already following you? Fixed that! Thanks for stopping by Creative Spark!

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