In honor of Valentine's Day this week, I created these gorgeous throw pillows
that I am truly excited about, and wanted to share with you!
I'm sure you have seen the cute "Mr. & Mrs." pillows that newlyweds are gifted, or a new bride picks up from a local craft market to add some pizazz to a bedroom or seating area. Weddings are so wonderful and beautiful, and I just love that especially in 2018 each couple has an opportunity to express their love and commitment to each other in a way that feels special for each partner. Particularly in the LGBTQIA community, we tend to get creative and crafty in ways that really reflect what our particular love means for us. Though my partner and I are not yet engaged to be married, I thought- why not get in on the fun with these slightly cheeky throw pillows that look just fabulous on our bed!
The other day I was perusing one of my favorite thrift stores, Yesterday's News
in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, and discovered this very cool vintage
1970's iron-on "Ms." transfer for $6. I fell in love, and instantly came up with the idea
of these pillows. I continued to dig through the pile, crossing my fingers
that I would find a second transfer... and bingo!
The result was fantastic! I honestly can't believe how easy and beautiful these are!
DIY Vintage Transfer Throw Pillows
Iron on Transfer of your choosing
Ironing Board (or table with a towel)
6. Press your heated iron firmly on the transfer,
moving the iron back and forth, making sure all
of the transfer is in contact with the iron for
30 seconds. With larger projects, take this
one section at a time.
7. Wait for the transfer to cool entirely and slowly (I can't stress this enough- remember, these transfers can be quite old) remove the paper backing. I have had trouble with the paper cracking on me before. No need to stress- gently bend the fabric and if properly adhered, the paper will pop up from your decal for you to peel right off. If it
appears that your image has not properly fuzed itself to the fabric, hit it again with
the iron. If you need a barrier between the transfer and your iron because you have
already pulled the paper off, use parchment paper.
8. Fill with your inserts, toss on your bed or couch and enjoy!
Andrea and our pup Cashew lounging with the new pillows!!