Outdoor Pillow for Summer - Silhouette Challenge & Giveaway!

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I am super excited about today's post. I'm going to show you how easy it is  to make a simple and sunny summer pillow for your porch!

Not only do I get to share a fun summer project, but I get to share some of my friends'summer silhouette projects and we have an awesome giveaway to help you with your projects!!! Are you ready??

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I have an amazing perk that ties my "day" job with my blog. As an architect, I often get to bring home samples. Since my office is moving, we're doing a little cleaning out. I've brought a bunch to my kids' daycare, but I've also snagged a few samples, myself.

I brought home a stack of fabric samples, including several Sunbrella exterior fabrics.

I picked out some fun fabrics. All that was left was to stitch the pieces together to make a pillow.

But before I stuffed the pillow I wanted to give it a little more excitement. Enter my Silhouette Portrait!  I found some fun yellow flocked heat transfer vinyl in my heat transfer starter kit, and found a fun pattern.

I deleted the part I didn't want, and then I flipped the design (because you always need to remember to do that with heat transfer!)

Then I cut the design and weeded it out. I ironed it onto the pillow.

Then I stuffed the pillow and sewed up the end. That was all I needed to make my porch ready for summer!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

I've got two great Silhouette treats for you today! First off, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! Sunshine. Sea Salt. And Ice Cream Shirt Personalized Lawn Chair DIY Summer Strawberry Tote DIY - With the Silhouette Mint! How to Use Multiple Colors of Silhouette Sketch Pens Patriotic Hand-Scripted USA Shirt Herb Garden with Personalized Tin Outdoor Pillow for Summer How to Make Huge Paper Flowers Make A Half Moon Printed Pouch DIY Nautical Pallet Sign Vertical Herb Garden Ladder Kyltit yrttipenkkiin / Labels for herbs Pineapple Cup Decal DIY Flamingo Nail Art Sunshine Straw Toppers Summer Planner Stickers 1. Sisters, What // 2. Small Stuff Counts // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Ramblings // 5. Where The Smiles Have Been // 6. Curly Crafty Mom // 7. Architecture of a Mom // 8. Create & Babble // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Coral + Mint Design Co. // 11. Designed Decor // 12. Tehtaiskö nyt? // 13. Tori Grant Designs // 14. Morena's Corner // 15. It Happens in a Blink // 16. unOriginal Mom

   Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

And I've saved the best for last! Silhouette America has graciously sponsored our giveaway of a Silhouette Portrait! One lucky grand prize winner will receive their very own Silhouette Portrait, and two runners up will each receive a Heat Transfer Vinyl Starter Kit. (If you already own a Silhouette, just think how great a gift this would make for a friend!) To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below. You have 18 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter! (This giveaway runs from 8:00 am on May 9 until 11:59pm on May 16, 2016, and is open to readers with a US mailing address.) a Rafflecopter giveaway  


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  1. You have inspired me to make my own outdoor pillows! I haven't been able to find the colors I wanted and never thought about making them!

  2. Ok, this is such a great idea to use up those samples! And I love the ones you picked to go together, so perfect for a summer outdoor pillow. The HTV is the perfect touch!!