Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Union Jack Pillow

Union jack pillows are everywhere.  I don't know if you have been seeing them but I couldn't get them out of my head!  I've seen some really cute ones out there in blog land.  Seeing that last night we were suppose to get blasted with ice and snow, I decided it would be a great time to make one.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the right fabrics to make it like the ones that inspired me.  So, I did the next best thing.  Drag out drop cloth fabric and craft paint. 

It was a little tricky cutting out the union jack flag with freezer paper.  Here is a shot of the freezer paper ironed on before the painting fun started.

Here it is completed.

For those of you who know the flag well, you can probably spot my mistake.  Mistake and all, I love how it turned out.  It did require a lot of craft paint and may not feel the softest but it will do the job in a pillow fight.  When the weather lets up, I might wonder out and get fabric to make a different version.  Maybe I'll do a little UK pillow display. 

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  1. What a great idea to paint it on, I love it, great job!

  2. Love it! Great job! I think it is fab!

  3. Once again, I am very impressed with your "craftiness"...I think it looks great... So I hopped around on your blog a bit - you have done some really creative projects! Cool, girl!

  4. Wow you did a really great job on that. Saw you on a linky party and your picture of the union jack caught my eye. I've loved that symbol ever since I studied abroad there.
    Great post!


  5. LOVE this! Small boo-boo and all! :) Super job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  6. I love it and can't spot the mistake. It's bold and beautiful!

  7. It looks great! I too have been eyeing those pillows on blogs and in my local antique boutiques. I almost bought one for a friend one day but didn't as it was a little out of my price range. When I got home I kept thinking about it and ended up making her a Finnish flag pillow (her family is Finnish!) It turned out cute and she loved it. was super easy in comparison to the British flag! I really love your idea of painting on the drop cloth! I am visiting from Transformation Thursday and would be delighted to follow you around and see what you come up with next!
    Best Wishes and have a happy weekend!

  8. This pillow turned out GREAT! Just love the punch of color it gives.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and now I'm your newest follower : )


  9. Hi Julie,

    I'm visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage...a few days after the party. :) I'm not familiar enough with the Union Jack to spot any mistakes but I think it looks wonderful with its bold colors! Can't wait to see what other projects you've done.

    Take care,


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