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After I labeled everything I possibly could with my DIY Chalkboard Labels, there was still a large roll of contact paper left over. Scrambling my brain for ideas it occurred to me that contact paper might make a good stencil. I figured vinyl works great as stencil why not contact paper? You can only imagine my excitement when it worked. Ahhh think of the possibilities. Inexpensive DIY contact paper stencils galore! Maybe you’re thinking duh Crystal where have you been? But I had no idea. So I was excited to make a Valentine’s Day LOVE Pillow out of it.
My inspiration for this pillow came from the I <3 NY logo and LOVE sculpture.
To make your own contact paper stencil cut out your design and use the negative portion. I played around with different fonts using my cricut but you could use an X-ACTO knife if you don’t own a cutting machine.
You don’t need fabric ink either. Just mix any acrylic paint with fabric medium (equal parts).
To make the slipcover affix your stencil onto the fabric
Using a foam pouncer dab the paint on, letting each letter dry completely before moving onto the next.
It’s a little hard to see in the picture but the heart has glitter paint on top of the red acrylic paint. A girls gotta have glitter right? :)
FYI this zippered pillow cover is from the dollar store. This was the last one but I’m hoping they get more in. So run to your dollar store and see if they have any left.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend!
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Linking up at these parties, TCB, Crafty Envy, Home Stories A to Z


  1. Very cute! I love the new blog design as well!

  2. Mindie Hilton says:

    Awesome pillow. Please stop by and link it up at my Valentine contest for a chance to win some fun prizes.

  3. very merry vintage style says:

    Very cute! Stop by and link up if you have time–

  4. A Mother and A Daughter says:

    I love it! So cute! ~ Barbara

  5. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    I love both the I <3 ny ads and the LOVE art sign. Great melding of the two. Pinning this, of course. I need to go to rehab for pinning…

    I am working on a contact paper creation to stencil my back entry. Wait til you see my cheap-o ways…lol..

    Have a great weekend, Crystal.

  6. This is just adorable!! Makes me want to go to NY. :) Would you share here pretty pretty please?


  7. Katie Carter says:

    That turned out great! I never thought of this idea! I would love for you to link up at Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52-3.html

  8. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    One of the cutest Valentines Day pillows I've seen out in blog world! Awesome!

  9. Daneilia @ Anchors Away says:

    I love the NY sign. New York wasn't my fave place to visit but definitely have some fun things ;) Your pillow looks great girlie.

    It's not a requirement to participate, but would be fun if you did :)
    tag…you're it

  10. Not Your Ordinary Agent says:

    Not Your Ordinary Agent said…
    Crystal, this is a great project too! Please link up your FB page to my linky Not Your Ordinary Agent. I also have a food blog that I'd love your feedback on Not Your Ordinary Recipes Thanks!

  11. Very beautiful :)))

  12. natashagoes says:

    Woah! I totally have contact paper that I could use for this. Now just need some fabric medium and it will be great- thanks for the inspiration.

    visiting from Flamingo Toes!
    Natasha from Natashagoes

  13. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  14. WhyCuzICan says:

    Darling pillow- reminds me of the best of the LOVE series of stamps from the post office all those years ago :)

    Nice job!
    Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac's linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  15. fun! thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday!

    glad you found some fun uses for the paint too! I sometimes use freezer paper – iron it and it adheres temporarily :)

  16. Lookiewhatidid says:

    LOVE this pillow…I'm in the process of making a pillow right now, but yours is just Adorable…

  17. Serendipity and Spice says:

    Never even thought about using contact paper…what a great idea! This is so cute! I'm hosting a linky party and would love it if you stop by and link up!

  18. Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva says:

    That is super cute! Glitter never photographs very well. Visiting from Motivate Me Monday.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  19. cheapcraftymama.com says:

    Simple and adorable! I would love for you to link up at my Valentines Party @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  20. Kathryn Pepper says:

    Oh my, this is so cute! I want one for my couch! I would LOVE if you stopped by and linked this up to my new linky party!


  21. Michelle {Daydream Believers} says:

    ooh, SO cute! Love the glitter details! I'm a new follower :)

  22. Adorable.

  23. Adorable! Such a wonderful Idea! <3!!!


  24. Six Sisters says:

    Cute Pillow! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another idea! -The Sisters

  25. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:

    This is SOOO cute! :) Love that heart, and it's absolutely perfect for V-Day! Crystal, I adore your projects! They are always so lovely–I look forward to them!

  26. Love it! No pun intended!

  27. Amber *SaltTree* says:

    Very sweet!

  28. So cute!

  29. Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life says:

    This is just perfect for valentines day!! I would love it if you linked this up to my party!!

  30. So cute! LOVE it;)

  31. The Southern Product Queen says:

    Such a cute idea, and a great post! I'm having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-s… Thanks for sharing!

  32. april@gingerbread says:

    Thats awesome…I cant believe its paint…it looks like an iron on! Awesome…I hope you will link up with me here:

  33. I just adore this pillow! I love how clean and simple it looks and seems really easy to make. I pinned it!! :)

  34. Your pillow is sooo cute! What a great deal. I just went to my $$ tree today. We never have anything good.
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can

  35. Love it!

  36. Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says:

    Visiting from 36th Ave:
    I love it!! So cute and festive. Great project!

  37. Turning the Clock Back says:

    very nice! And yes, every girl needs something sparkly and glittery once in a while!

  38. Elyse (theblueelephant531.blogspot.com) says:


  39. Great pillow for all year! Glad I found your blog. I'm following you now. Stop by anytime, and follow to so we can keep in touch. Lori

  40. Kim@todayismysome-day says:

    Adorable! Gotta get by the Dollar store quick!

  41. Cheryl G. says:

    LOVE it!

  42. LOVE this!! Thank you so much for stopping by to share!

  43. This pillow is gorgeous! Love Love LOVE it! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Craft Monkey'n Monday! I pinned this project and shared it on the Craft Monkey FB page!

  44. Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons says:

    Such a simple yet eye-catching design… I LOVE it!

  45. This is great! I need new pillows and am thinking about doing something like this. Thanks for inspiring me this week!
    ~Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds

  46. LOVE this pinning

    Natasha xxx


  47. Hani@Craftionary says:

    Wow! What a lovely idea.. thanks for linking up!

  48. 4you-withlove says:

    Beautiful! I have always love the "LOVE" logo like that and I love the color combo of red/black/white!

  49. Frazzled Mom of Five says:

    This is awesome! I cannot thank you enough for sharing the bit about the fabric medium to equal parts paint for the fabric paint- I am going to get some today!

  50. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    Hey Crystal-

    Just letting you know that you are featured at Creative Juice tonight. Have a good one.

    p.s. I did just buy my Cameo. :)

  51. Amanda Jones says:

    Holy Moly – just like your other 50 comments {wink} I love this! I am featuring it at my party this week!

  52. I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

  53. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of handmade throw pillows! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-pillows/

    Have a great day!

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