Please tell me that I’m not the only person who absolutely loves the sight of an anchor?!
I’ve already professed my love of anchors to you in other posts, so you probably won’t be surprised to know that I made my new favorite pillow this week, featuring a big white anchor stenciled onto navy blue duck cloth.
This anchor pillow is a great way to bring the summer into your living room, or any other room in your house (or even outdoors!). Because I used duck canvas, it is very sturdy and durable. I made an easy freezer paper stencil to use as my template to paint the anchor directly onto the fabric. This is also a slipcover, so you can remove and wash as needed.
And this pillow only cost me $2.50 to make! Duck cloth was on sale for $5 a yard at JoAnn, and I only had to get 1/2 a yard to make a pillow. The rest of the supplies I already had.
Want to make your own lovely anchor pillow? Here’s how!
DIY Anchor Pillow:
- Fabric the same width as your pillow (I used navy duck cloth- my pillow was 18×18,” so I bought 1/2 yard, 18,” of fabric)
- Fabric paint, or paint that is safe to use on fabric (I used Martha Stewart Craft Paint)
- Paintbrush (I used a Martha Stewart stencil brush)
- Freezer paper (I bought mine at Walmart)
- Cutting knife
- Cutting mat
- Sewing machine
- Anchor Printable
Now make a small diagonal cut on each edge of the pillow, making sure that you don’t cut any of the stitching. Turn the pillow right side out, and use your scissors or pencil to push out the corners. Place your pillow insert into your cover.Done! Isn’t it pretty?! I think I’m in love 😉 Now I’m off to make another matching one!