Around my house we are still in recovering from the whirlwind of Christmas, New Years and my Birthday, which BTW, goes on for weeks. So, by the time Valentines Day rolls around, we are a little burnt out on gift giving and honestly, out of ideas. I’m always trying to come up with something for Valentines Day that is thoughtful, shows my love and doesn’t cost a fortune. Here is this year’s take on a sweet gift for my sweetheart. One pillowcase is imprinted with the reminder to kiss me in the morning and the other pillowcase with the reminder to kiss me goodnight; that’s not asking too much…right? Oh-and-hey, it’s like a gift for him, but it’s also a gift for me. Those are the best kind! The DIY Instructions are at the end at read more.
DIY Pillowcase ingredients and recipe:
• A printer (must be able to reverse the text, so when you transfer it…it is the right direction).
• One or two sheets of T-Shirt iron on transfers
• Cute font (DA Fonts has great ones)
• Quality 100% cotton pillowcases (I used high quality thread count of 650)
• One iron set to transfer paper instructions
• Scissors to trim down the iron on
• A hard surface, like a table
• One sheet or pillowcase to protect the table underneath
Buy the best cotton pillowcase you can get your hands on. I love a high thread count and be sure they are 100% cotton. Know the message you want to print. Play with different fonts until you like the way it looks. I used a simple word program and did my page layout landscape. If you are familiar with Picmonkey, that will work too. Print your message in reverse. The printer will have the option, but you may have to call customer support to find it.
Wash and iron the pillow cases before you start and be sure the pillowcase is completely dry. Additionally, you will need to make sure your iron is dry as well. No steam on this project. Office supply or Michael’s carry T-shirt iron on transfers and each supplier have instructions included “so, read them”. You need a hard surface, not an ironing board. It’s all about melting the transfer into the fabric, so don’t be in a hurry. Good Luck and smooches.