For graduation, my friends and I "bedazzled" the tops of our caps, and I have been bedazzling things ever since....wooden letters, vases, pillows, and even a headboard!!! Pics of that to come later :)
|Graduation cap- It was easy to pick me out of the crowd :)|
|My most recent bling project was inspired by Anthropologie's Live Love pillow I saw here. |
However, I can't buy a $68 pillow so I decided to make my own version...plus a little sparkle of course! I just used some printed fabric I had bought a while back for a different project but then changed my mind about (I do that A LOT so I'm glad I actually used a little of it) and sewed up a little pillow.
I cut out card stock stencil letters using my Cricut, positioned them where I wanted them, and used painter's tape to hold them in place.Since I had already sewn my pillow, I put wax paper between the two pieces of fabric so the glue wouldn't soak through. Then I started bedazzling!!! I bought my pound of rhinestones and a bottle Jewel-It glue at Hobby Lobby (with 40% coupons of course). Before the coupon, the glue was $3.99 and the rhinestones were $15.99 (and they go a LONG way so don't buy more than one pound unless you plan on doing A LOT of blingin'). I simply filled in all the stencils with rhinestones, removed stencils, stuffed pillow, and TA DA!!! I had an Anthropologie inspired pillow modified to match my living room colors and satisfy my NEED for bling.
In hindsight, I would have used a darker color fabric for my pillows so the letters would really stand out AND I would have cut my stencils out of wax paper because some of the paper stuck to the fabric in spots and I had to pick it off with tweezers (DUH!!! Not sure why I didn't think of that before!).
Here's a pic of my baby....Ava Claire! She really likes bling too...Check out her collar :)