Monogram Placemat Pillow

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I finally finished a project that has been on my to-do list for months.

Last year I bought a placemat at Target and it has just been sitting in my craft closet.  I knew I wanted to make a monogrammed pillow out of it but I was nervous about stenciling the letter on it.  I’m terrible at stenciling.  I don’t know why but I can’t do it.  I get paint all over the place.

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So I decided to use permanent markers.

The Write Dudes recently asked me to try out their Infinity Permanent Markers and I started thinking – stenciling with permanent markers has to be easier and neater than paint.

And I was right!!

I started by using a teal marker to color lines down the placemat.  There were 5 pleats already sewn on the placemat so it was easy to color them in.  Then I printed out the letter, cut it out and traced it on to the placemat.  Then I just colored it in with a black permanent marker.  So easy and no dry time needed.

The marker will bleed a little so you shouldn’t get too close to the edge of the letter.  It will fill in as you color inside.

The final step is to open a small section in the seam and stuff your pillow.  Then sew it right back up.

A simple project that adds a personalized touch to our living room.  Now I’m looking around to see what else I can stencil with The Write Dudes Infinity Permanent Markers.

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  1. love this! It turned out so cute and I love your monogram!!!
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  2. Love it! So simple, but looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


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