Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rustic 'Crow' Pillow


I whipped up a simple, rustic pillow
with a crow silhouette for
my Autumn Porch bench.
Every farm has a crow or two, you know!
~*~
I found a free image online and printed it out
on card stock, then using an exacto knife, cut out
the image leaving a 'stencil' of the crow.
I placed the stencil on my precut burlap
and filled the image space with
black acrylic paint using a cheap
sponge brush.
Let the paint dry over night.
I lined the burlap with inexpensive muslin
and stitched the three sides with my machine.


I whip stitched closed the bottom of the pillow using a
large upholstery needle and some hemp twine.
This is a rustic outdoor pillow, after all!


 Here sits my little crow pillow...


eager to Welcome guests who blow in
with the Autumn winds!

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Joining Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for
Outdoor Decor #3
and
My Romantic Home for
Show and Tell Friday!
and
Deborah Jean's Farmgirl Friday #28.
and
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for
Wow Us Wednesday!
and
Jami at An Oregon Cottage for
Well-Made Wednesday!

14 comments:

shelia said...

perfect! I just love decorating this time of year :)

Ginger Zuck said...

I love your crow! and I love the rustic stiching on the pillow. Gives it such character.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is adorable! I love the rusticness of it, it goes so well with the old black crow.

Suffia said...

Pretty! It sits perfectly on your porch bench.

Fishtail Cottage said...

love these - are you selling any? so adorable!!!!! thanks for linking up to Outdoor Fall Decor! xoxo, tracie

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a clever idea! It looks great.

Kathy said...

Gosh this is just to great. I must have missed the part was this a stencil or printed transfer? I love the burlap and the finished edges. It will hold up great outside.
This is the first time I have stopped by, I love your blog graphics. Drop by mt site for a good dose of Halloween. Kathy

Mrs Georgina said...

Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing your craft with us.

Annette said...

Oh, he turned out great and would be so simple to make!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What a great gift this would make, it looks like you purchased it at one of the little primitive shops!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Just adorable! I love it!
Deb

Heidi said...

You are so creative. I just marvel at your work each week.

Candy C. said...

I love your pillow! What a perfect fall decoration! :)

Chris said...

Hi there, you pillow is cute - all the crow lovers out there will love it. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris