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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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diy personalized pillow

For the next DIY I decided to make a monogram pillow.  It was so easy to make and too me less than an hour.  I had some pillow cases that I bought at Ikea and I wanted to spice them up a little.  This tutorial looks “charming.”  It’s definitely not perfect, but I love the well-loved look of this pillow for a nursery or kid’s room.

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Supplies:

Linen Pillowcase (Ikea)
Embroidery Thread
Needle

If you want a perfect pillow, you can use a fabric pencil to mark your design on the pillow before you start stitching.  I winged it and free-handed the stitches.

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Once you have your design, start a running stitch.  All you do for a running stitch is push the needle into the fabric so it will create multiple stitches with one pull.  You can make the stitches as long or short as you want.

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When I got to the curve of the “B,” I pulled out my embroidery hoop.  Since I didn’t draw on my pillowcase first to get a perfect curve, I followed the curve of the hoop.

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After I finished the outline of the letter, I tied it off and moved to the lines on the inside.  This is a craft where you can get very creative.  Add designs inside the monogram or french knots as a background to the letter.

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And then you’re done!