Have you seen these beautiful painted pumpkin pillows that Pottery Barn is currently selling? I LOVE them but have no intention of paying $40 for any pillow, no matter how gorgeous it is.
Instead, I came up with my own version of the Pottery Barn Painted Pumpkin Pillow that will only cost you $6 plus some printer ink. Did you notice them on the couch as part of my mini fall home tour?
What You Will Need:
- IKEA GURLI Cushion Cover $4 ($3 if you’re an IKEA Family Member)
- Photo Transfer Paper (I used this type)
Plus: A printer, an iron, scissors and the Waterlogue app.
You’re going to love how simple this process is.
Select and Print Image
- First, decide on your image. You can download some free clipart or use what I’ve already created (I’ve pulled them into one PDF so that you can easily print them).
- To get the watercolor effect you will want to download the Waterlogue app on your phone or iPad and watercolorize (yes, I just made that word up) your picture.
- At this point I usually email the picture to myself so that I can edit/print from my computer.
- Print your image on the transfer paper using the mirror setting. You can also flip the image using most image editing software.
- Cut out the transfer. This is important if you’re not doing a full page transfer. If you don’t cut it you will have a box outline around your image.
Prepare Pillow Cover
- Turn your iron to the highest cotton setting. Do not use steam.
- Iron the cover until all the creases are gone.
- Place the printed image face down in the center of your pillow.
- Slowly iron left to right, up and down for 60 to 90 seconds.
- Let cool for 2 minutes.
- Slowly peel off the transfer. If the edges are peeling up, the transfer process needs to be repeated.
You can play around with this to get the effect you want. I used free clipart as well as a picture of my fall centerpiece on my pillows.
This print is a photograph of my fall centerpiece! Download all the prints I used here.
This oversized print was achieved using a much smaller pillow
Is this a project that you’re going to give a try? I hope you will share your results with me if you do!