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Guest Project: Handpainted & Mod Podged Canvas Pillows

    Hello to all of you Beautiful Tatertots and Jello Fans!
I am thrilled to be asked by the Ultra-Talented, Jen, to guest post today!
She inspires me seriously everyday!
My name is also Jenn and I have a little blog named RedberryBarn that I started this year.  I wanted to have a way to “journal” my creative journey.  I have found that if I am making something from a Card to a Wreath it makes me happy.  You know the saying “If Momma’s Happy, everyone is Happy!”.
I am a SAHM of 3 cool dudes and 1 pink princess plus a hunky husband, too!
My new favorite thing to play with is CANVAS!
I just want to share with you 3 pillow projects that I have made.
{I found the graphics for the Welcome pillow and Chandelier pillow over at The Graphics Fairy blog, you will love her free graphics that you can download!}
This is my painted canvas pillow {I have houndstooth on the back}.
Jen’s Quatrefoil stencil would be great to use on a project like this.  {click here}
I made a template of the diamond pattern and first used a sharpie to mark my lines.  Then I painted the lines in black…the lines are not perfect {I didn’t want them to be}.
To get the most out of iron-on paper, I printed what I needed at the same time.
The “Welcome” sign is hot glued to the diamond painted canvas, of course I hot glued the ball fringe, too!
I made this for my sweet friend’s {Leslie} birthday present!
I took it to her and she hung it on her iron wreath stand.
I thought that her initials on the bottom was a special touch for a present!
I made the orange fringe out of PAPER!!
I found a fun piece of scrapbook paper and cut out the shape {Sassafrass Lass}.
Then I modge podged both sides to give it more of a shiny look and to make it a little more stiff.
I used double sided bias tape and sewed the paper inside the fold.  Super Easy!
Sew the layers together first before you sew the pillow together.
 I had 3 layers here with the toile, initials and paper trim.
It was also my little sister Janis’s birthday also!
So, here is her present {it is late getting to her, so she will probably see it here first! :)}
You know when you have a great present for someone when you don’t want to give it anyway!
Both of these pillows did that to me!
But, I will be good and get this one in the mail to her…
The Scroll Label is from Rhonna Farrer and I just typed in “Love at Home”.
You can have any saying you want in there!  The beauty of Photoshop, right!?
I used my 1 3/4″ circle punch as a pattern to cut out the toile fabric for my homemade trim.
I also put Fray Check liquid on the edges to keep the fabric from fraying.
Just like the paper trim, sew the circles in the fold of the bias tape!  That’s it!! :)
I also made her a barrett, using the rolled satin technique.  Of cource, I had to add a little bling to it!
I hope you enjoyed these projects, the possibilities are endless.
Come by and say hi to me sometime!
{I also have patterns for the diamond pillow and the Welcome iron-on,
if you would like it just leave me a comment on my blog with your email…click here}
Thank you sweet Jen for letting me be here today!
Have a Delightful Day!
Such a fabulous project Jenn!
Every single thing you make is gorgeous!
I am so thrilled you could be here today.  Be sure to check out RedberryBarn
and see all of the cute projects that Jenn dreams up! One of my other favorite projects of hers is this Summer Door Hanging (notice the Quatrefoil):
Here’s a button for sharing your tutorial with us! 
If you would like to share YOUR tutorial on Tatertots & Jello, send me an email — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com — I would love to feature YOUR ideas!


  1. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Ok….those pillows could not be aNY cuter! LOVE, love, love, them!


  2. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    These are perhaps the most amazing pillows I have ever seen {although all your pillows are pretty darn stellar as well)! I want them ALL!

  3. These are all so adorable, thanks for sharing them! I have a stash of that iron-on printer paper that I've never used, I'll have to give something like this a shot :)

  4. Thanks Jen for making my day!
    Have a Spendid day!

  5. I love it! Too stinkin' cute!!! Looks like I have another thing to add to my "to do" list.

  6. honeysuckle says:

    These are boutique-worthy pillows!

  7. Michelle says:

    Simply adorable! Thanks for sharing such cute ideas :) Have a wonderful day!

  8. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    What adorable pillows! I love the initial!

  9. Crafty Batches says:

    Very cute, they're the perfect little touch! ~Sam

  10. Connie Weiss says:

    So adorable! Love the letters!

  11. I love all these magnificent pillows. Such great ideas!!!


  12. Jenglamgirl says:

    Jen those are so stinken cute, I adore the teal ribbon flower one. WAY TO GO!

    both you JENS~ HAVE A FAB. DAY!!

  13. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Oh these are sweet little poufs of happiness!

  14. These came out so cute! Such wonderful ideas!

  15. The Answer Is Chocolate says:

    These are gorgeous! I never would have thought to use paper!

  16. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I love them all! I'll have to come by and read your tutorial in depth ~ I'd love to try this.

  17. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    These are so cute!!! Love the "welcome" pillow. :)

  18. BLJ Graves Studio says:

    I love these pillows. I would never have thought to use my circle punch to make a scallop border… that's brilliant. I must try this. :-)

  19. Another wonderfully creative women Jen! Thanks so much for all that you share with us on here! xxoo

  20. Kristen Andrews says:

    very cute in deed I love decorative pillows

  21. CosmoGirl Carla says:

    Wow! Love them – all of them! Thanks so much for sharing your creations. Can't wait to check out more of your wonderful ideas at your blog.