Monogram a Pillow

~Identify Yourself~


monogram a pillow

I have to admit it…I love monograms.

In fact, my children (who have long since outgrown personalized clothing) laugh about how they had their name on every article of clothing they ever wore when they were small. I not only dressed them in matching outfits, but they did usually have their name splattered across the front. I couldn’t help it. They were so cute!

Since that stage has passed, I have moved on…now I monogram what I can get my hands on around the house!

Recently I had the opportunity to review some great new fabric from HGTV. I was so excited to make these adorable reversible pillows for my front porch. I got a little creative and created one with a burlap insert. I love them, but I knew from the get go that I wanted that burlap insert to be embellished.

monogram a pillow

I automatically thought about a monogram. Is that a Southern thing or do we all love monograms?

I love vintage monogrammed linens and silverware. Perhaps I should have been born in the days where we would sit on the veranda and enjoy our afternoon tea with our monogrammed hankies in hand…

But today, I’ll settle for a monogrammed pillow on my front porch.

Monogram a Pillow

It’s very simple to identify yourself. To monogram a pillow, you need simple tools such as stencils and paint. I used this great fabric paint from DecoArt. It’s DecoArt So Soft in Cadmium Orange. It’s great fabric paint.

monogram a pillow

The stencils I used were from Martha Stewart. They were adhesive stencils. They were great for using on the burlap. Once they were placed, they stuck perfectly and they were so easy to paint!

Monogram a  Pillow

I centered the letters and added a simple embellishment at the bottom.

Monogram a Pillow

Monogram a pillow

The additional of our name adds so much to the pillow and therefore the porch. It’s so much more personal and interesting.

monogram a pillow

Maybe that’s what I like about a monogram…the way it sets something apart from the ordinary. It adds character. It adds style. It adds interest.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…”Make mine a monogram!”
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  1. says

    Your pillows are all wonderful, Leslie, but the monogrammed one is really great. I, too, love to embellish with letters and other decorative graphics. The color you chose is perfect with the fabrics you chose for the placket and its piping. Great job!

  2. says

    Where, by chance, did you get your stencils from? I’m making some pillows as a gift, and I was clueless as to how to monogram them neatly! I stumbled across your blog and voila!


  3. says

    The pillow looks fantastic! I love the orange paint you used. It really pops right off the burlap and goes great with that beautiful fabric.

  4. says

    Oh Geez! As crafty as I think I am (Ha Ha!), some projects you look at and think “I could NEVER do that!” I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pillows! Thank you for making this project not only one I think I can attempt but that I KNOW I can do! My poor friends and family….SCRATCH that! My LUCKY friends and family!

  5. says

    I LOVE pillows. I am a sewer and make oodles of pillows also but your monogram pillow “takes the cake”! Sooooo cute! Visiting from CSI Project.


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