This is What Happens When Leontine Linens Proves to Be Out of the Budget
Go to Ikea. Find a white(ish) Ritva pillow cover and a 20 x 20 down insert. Create a monogram and some sort of flourish – I went with a laurel motif. Trace onto freezer paper. Spend an entire afternoon cutting out all the laurel leafs. Pain in the patoots – why did I need to fancy it up?! Iron on and paint with fabric paint of choice. I used marine blue and watered it down a smidge. Let dry. Open a jug of wine and bask in your crafty monogram glory. Seriously, it was a jug. Not in the econo-value-wino way, but in the bottle-is-not-glass way.
Super simple except that it’s not. Cutting those flourishes with a dull exacto sort of cramped my DIY mojo. But I worked it out. I planned to do a pair for the bed but I am wondering if I want to cut those leaves out again…maybe the couch?
NOTES: a tighter woven fabric would have yielded even crisper results. The Ritva pillow fabric is pebbled so it takes a lot of elbow grease to get all the nooks and crannies. Keep the design relatively simple if you plan to do multiples.
All photos and layouts by mrs. V unless noted
kisses, mrs. V