Finger Painted Pillows for Mother's Day

I wanted to show you the gift I made for my mother and mother in law for mother's day.  I wanted to do something that involved Wesley and this idea just came to me a few nights before the big day.  I think it turned out great {I'm actually pretty proud of myself}. It was relatively simple and I think it makes a great handmade gift for grandparents at any occasion.

A few notes about the supplies:
For my fabric, I used an old white sheet.
It is almost necessary to have a helper (other than your artist)  

I just taped regular computer paper to our dining room table. If I were to do it again, I might use glossy photo paper because when I transferred the paint to the fabric, some of the paper came with it. It eventually came off but to avoid that issue another type of paper would work better.  Or if you had some plexi-glass or other type of material hanging around, that would probably work to.


I don't have a good picture of this step (I was washin the baby), but this is really the key for getting the look I got on my fabric.  I don't think you can really mess this step up, but don't try to finger paint directly on the fabric.  I mean, I guess you could, but I don't recommend it.  I think you get a cooler, more abstract result by transferring the image. 

Here is a good pillow tutorial for you: Click Me.  I am no expert sewer.

And tada! You are done. It was a total hit with the grandmas.  I actually wish I had made a few more for myself.

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  1. This is such a great idea! Everyone in the Janss house is loving your blog and is jealous of your backyard, and that farm table!

  2. This is such a great idea!!! You are so creative and crafty... I'm going to do this with K as soon as she is old enough!

    1. Thanks Amanda, you definately should. Congrats by the way and Im so glad K is doing well.

  3. that's a great keepsake. it almost looks like tie-dye! ~deirdre

    1. I know right? Thanks for your comment.

  4. Featured tonight! Thanks for linking up ;)