Total Basset Case: DIY: Basset Silhouette Pillow

Apr 19, 2012

DIY: Basset Silhouette Pillow

Are you ready for the 'cotton' anniversary gift reveal?

As your recall, I was desperately searching for a gift.

I finally settled on this shirt
and a DIY gift.

It all spurred from this pillow from Pottery Barn
 but at almost $50 ($40 for the pillow and $8 for the insert + shipping)
I wanted a slightly cheaper option.

Then I had an DIY idea!
 Why don't I just make the Mister a basset pillow??
A silhouette pillow at that! 

I hopped on over to TJ Maxx and was able to found an orange pillow that matched our sofa.

I then printed out a photo of Floyd's profile

I then sketched Floyd's profile onto a piece of brown felt, cut it out and pinned it to the pillow.
 I wanted the stitching to be very thick and show up really well so I used cream colored embroidery thread.
 I sewed around the perimeter and the whole project was done in about an hour!
Ta da!


Katrin said...

Fantastic idea!
I think I will do the same with my cats and bunnies! :)
Thank you for posting this!

Allyson said...

Oh my! So cute! I think I need to make one of these. If only I were a crafty person. Ha :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

How adorable!!!! I might do this for my mom for mothers day - she would love this! Thanks for sharing! :)

Darby Hawley said...

That pillow looks awesome Sarah!

Unknown said...

Love love love pet art in any form! Great gift.

xoxo, Emily

Emily said...

That is soooo cute!!

Caitlin said...

OBSESSED!! Love it!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw Floyd is so cute! Great idea with the pillow :)

Unknown said...

I love this idea! Your pup is so cute, his turned out paws are my favorite :)

xo, Megan