6.22.2015

DIY Modern Stitched Pillow

We're back with another addition of 5 Ways to DIY!  A couple of months ago I teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you 5 Ways to DIY Wooden Trays, you might remember my DIY Triangle Patterned Tray.  This time we are each taking a solid colored pillow and giving it a little DIY makeover to add personality to match each of our styles.


I teamed up the Delineate Your Dwelling, Sarah Hearts, Pars Caeli, and A Bubbly Life.  We all started with a solid colored pillow from AllModern, that has a hidden zipper and removable cover. These pillows come in every color imaginable. If you have a specific color you are looking for, I bet you they have it.


I'm still playing with the color cobalt blue and I love it with pale pink, so I decided to do some simple cross stitching in a all over pattern.  I think it has a sweet homemade look, but still feels modern and clean.

Here's what you'll need:


Start by removing the pillow insert and then mark out a grid, spacing the dots 2 inches apart.  I used a piece of chalk so that it could be brushed off once the pillow was finished.


Then using a large darning needle and some yarn, begin stitching the crosses on the pillow.  I simple used the chalk dot as a guide for the center of each cross.  They are not all exactly the same size, but I wanted it to look handmade and have some variation.  Each cross is about 1 inch by 1 inch.


Now how simple was that?  Be sure to check out all 5 Ways to DIY.  Do you have a favorite?  Oh, and don't forget to enter to win the $250 gift card to AllModern!!!!  Then you can buy enough pillows to try all 5 of the DIYs!  Enter in the rafflecopter below.


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22 comments:

  1. Love this pillow idea! I have a few boring, 'blank' pillows that this would perfect for!

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  2. I would love to see more projects like this that tackle boring everyday items that we probably overlook in our home. Light switches, ceiling fans, knife blocks, drying racks...

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  3. Blank cork coasters 5 ways, or woven storage baskets 5 ways could be cool

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  4. Love this so much! The chalk marks are such a good idea too!

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  5. I love this, it came out so pretty! Love the light pink on the blue, too!

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  6. fun and cute ways for kitchen storage would be great. This pillow is so nice!

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  7. So great! I'd love to see 5 ways to customize a boring white votive candle ;)

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  8. Love how this turned out! A perfect color to add to your room, too.

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  9. I'd love to see five ways to DIY baby nursery mobiles!

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  10. I would like to see pet themed DIY for the house.

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  11. I'd love to see 5 ways to DIY abstract framed art

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  12. Oh I love it! Perfect color pairing.

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  13. I have a darning needle- I think I could do this!

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  14. i would love DIY coaster with pictures

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  15. Great idea, I need new pillows for my new couch

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  16. This is adorable...I have so many sewing projects lined up, that I keep being unable to get to pillows, but this would just be an evening on the couch with my husband while we watch the Nats' game. ;)

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