4.29.2009

Fun with Photo Transfer~

Just thought I'd share this little project I made for my AD.OR.AB.LE neice who just turned one!

It was so simple, and turned out so cute!!


Using my favorite iron-on image transfer paper (Avery brand), I found a photo of my cutie-patootie niece and printed it out on the paper.


I cut it out and followed the package directions to transfer it to some fabric.



Then I just made a little "pillow" out of it by cutting out two pieces of fabric and sewing them with right sides together.


I then turned them inside out and stuffed with polyfil.



I always finish by handsewing the opening shut with an invisible stitch.


I made a very small pillow because I intended it to be an "ornament". But you can make them any size. I didn't add the ribbon, however, because I thought my sister might want to choose the ribbon to match her daughter's bedroom.


Look how cute it is hanging in my tiny neice's room! Love it~


Photo from Holly's Haven

Have a great Wednesday~

33 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

Very cute! I've always wanted to try something like this. I've always wanted to make a pillow of my dog Allie! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angie said...

LOVE this so much! The possibilities are endless!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love that it is so tiny! :)

~ Sarah

alicew said...

Completely adorable!

Heidi said...

That is so completely adorable! I would have never thot to do something like that on my own! U are very creative!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We have been having fun with those transfers later...your pillow is just too cute!

Joanna said...

That is so cute!

Amy said...

Very cute project!

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful idea...so cute!
sandy toe

Pam said...

Wow - this is such a cute idea! I would love to do this for my neice. Does the transfer paper go through your computer - or is it an iron-on?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Pam:

You print the image on the paper using your computer, but then you iron it on to the fabric.

hope this helps!
Wendy

LuLu said...

That is the sweetest gift ever! oh my it is so cute... wow !!!
LuLu

Kathryn said...

SUCH a cute idea!!! Thank you so much!!!!! Adorable....

Jen r. said...

Very cute! How could you not love it?

Elizabeth said...

So cute! You have inspired me! Quick question - when you print a small image like this on the transfer paper, how do you do it so that you don't waste a whole sheet? Do you print multiple images on the paper at the same time? or do you know if you can run part of a sheet of transfer paper thru the printer? Thanks!

Shannon said...

That is so cute! What an adorable gift idea.

Jill said...

Totally, totally adorable.
-Jill

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Precious!! I love how true to life the color is. I have tried the photo transfer paper before and my colors seem to change when I iron them on. Maybe I am keeping the heat on for too long or something...yours turned out perfectly!!
Carrie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love doing these kind of pillows they make special gifts even more special. I made all of my Son and their wives a pillow using their wedding picture and ribbon colors to match their wedding theme.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

LOVE IT, Wendy! You're so creative (no surprise!) - and what a fun subject to transfer into a sweet pillow!!! I bet your sister loved it!

xo

Rose Charles said...

Thanks for sharing Wendy, that's really clever and I've not seen anything like that before!

Def something to bear in mind as christmas comes up - always looking for new gift ideas for the tonnes of grandparents from my daughter :-)

Rose XXX

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE it! Had no idea you could do something like that. :)

Junie Moon said...

What an adorable idea. The little pillow is truly a treasure. I love it and will give your project a try. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Holly said...

Oh look,...My cute baby!!! That makes me smile. :):):) It really was a super cute project. Bordering on genius if you ask me. ;)

Gena said...

What an adorable idea! I've been wanting to try transfer paper - thanks for sharing your favorite.

I'm thinking that little ornament you made would be great for Christmas gifts, too. It's never too early to start thinking about them. You are so creative.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Just adorable. Thanks for the idea!

Elyse said...

that is one special gift! nicely done!

xo

Carolyne said...

That's so cool! It turned out wonderful!

Montee said...

That is so cute that you made it into an ornament. Great idea for Christmas ornaments.

Katy said...

Too darling!!

Allegra said...

Oh that's REALLY cute!!
I think I need one of my son so for all the moments he won't cuddle with me, his pillow will ;)

Ms. Tee said...

so, so sweet! :)

Tiffany said...

That is absolutely adorable. I love it. She is a cutie and it looks great hanging in her room! Cute idea! Thanks for sharing!