I might have mentioned that I have a little thing for dragonflies. I recently decided to add some dragonfly detail to pillows that I have in the living room. These were plain ol’ checkered pillows. Nothing special. I knew when I purchased them that I’d probably do something to them – just wasn’t sure what. Enter the dragonflies.
First things first. I cut up an old cream colored pillowcase. This was pre-sewing machine so I just used my handy dandy No Sew Glue to add a cream colored square to my pillow. I really just glued it on. Luckily these pillows have zippers so I was able to take the pillow part out & just work with the cover. After I glued the cream colored square I cut ribbon to make a border. Easy enough, right? I then glued the ribbon on the pillow as well. The ribbon is from Michael’s.
The extra special part is the dragonfly. I bought a dragonfly stamp (Michael’s again) and brown ink. I stamped a dragonfly on the center of each cream colored square. I practiced a little on paper first but it was very simple.
Plain jane to fancy schmancy in less than 30 minutes. Easy peasy. Adding detail to anything always make a house a home. :) Oh, and I made TWO – one for each chair.