Has anyone else been drooling over the Pottery Barn Star Wars bedding? I have. And it's EXPENSIVE!!!! So, I was thinking to myself, "I bet I could make my own." I mean, it's no Pottery Barn or anything, but it'll do. And it's SUPER EASY!!! So, here we go!
First, you'll need a pillowcase. I got a solid blue one at Walmart for about $2.50. Then, you'll need some felt. It's easy to find and inexpensive. Pick the color you want and hurry home! You'll want to wash/dry and flat iron it if it's wrinkled. ;) ( I swear, that's the hardest part because I can't wait to get started on my project!)
First Step: You find an image online that you want. Save it, and open it with your picture editing software, or even something like Microsoft Word Processor. You flip the image so it's a mirror image, and then you make it as big as you want. Mine was just "Star Wars" text.
Step 2: take a sheet of felt (mine was 49 cents at Walmart) and carefully tape it to the top of your screen. With a pen or marker, LIGHTLY trace the image onto the felt.
Step 3: Cut out the image with your scissors.
Step 4 (OPTIONAL): I wanted a more finished look to my design, so I just stitched the edges. You don't have to if you don't want to.
Step 5: Since it's felt and it will likely fray and get nasty, put some Fray Check along the edges. It will make the edges stiff and keep the shape better. Don't know what Fray Check is? You can find it at any sewing store or Walmart. It's very inexpensive and it awesome stuff.It looks like this:
Step 6: No sewing involved, so don't be scared! All you'll do is glue the pieces on with your hot glue gun! See? Easy peasy. Once you've got them in place, you can kind of lift up the corners and edges and make sure they're glued down tight.
I have so many plans for making more pillows...the possibilities are endless!!! This is my next project...I can't wait! :)