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!

9 comments:

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! :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

That pillow looks awesome Sarah!

Emily Davis said...

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

xoxo, Emily
www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

Emily @ Raines and Shines 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 :)

Megan Ann said...

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

xo, Megan

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