DIY Monogram Pillows Featured on Shutterfly

A couple months ago I was browsing through my gmail and came across a message from a Shutterfly marketing representative who asked permission for my DIY monogram pillows to be featured on Shutterfly. She said they would be featured on their monthly Shutterfly/ Tinyprints DIY Project Websites. “Of course,” I responded. She wasn’t sure what month it would be featured. Anyway, recently I decided to re-commit myself to my blog. It takes time on the back end to clean things up. I was going through comments and there it was; DIY monogram pillows featured on Shutterfly;Β

It was a proud moment. Having a blog and committing to it is a lot of work. Most of the time it’s rewarding & fun. However, there are times it feels discouraging. You have days you question what the heck you are doing. Being acknowledged by anyone let alone a huge company like Shutterfly gave me the inspiration I’ve needed to get back in the swing of things.


Simple to Make Monogram Pillows

Monogramming pillows with paint turned out to be a simple project. Actually, I did it in bed last night before going to sleep. It was that easy. I had already covered two pillows with paint drop cloth fabric. I Β like using drop cloth because it is durable and it looks like linen. If you don’t sew, you can buy plain colored or linen pillows.


Step 1

I used off white paint, a fine paintbrush, 2 drop cloth covered pillows, a piece of paper, pencil, and scissors (to create a stencil).


Step 2

I ran out of ink for my printer so rather than printing out a large letter, I traced it from my computer screen. I like making my own stencils because I can pick the font I like and the size I want. The font I used was Antiqua, size 600.


Step 3

After I cut out the stencil, I roughly centered it and traced it onto the pillow


Step 4

Next, I filled it in with paint.


Step 5

I created this design without using a pencil. It was very simple. I painted two half circles and then painted almost like a heart shape on the half circles with about an inch in between each one. As you can see, it is not perfect but when finished, it looks good enough. It does not need to be perfect to look good!


Step 6

Take a step back and admire your work!


IMG_5425I was planning to just make one, then decided to get rid of the big linen restoration hardware pillows and make a second monogrammed pillow.


IMG_5426There you have it, simple to make painted monogrammed pillows. They came out so good that these DIY monogram pillows were featured on Shutterfly. You’ve got to give this project a shot.





  1. Wow! It looks great! I love monograms!! You did an awesome job! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    • Thank you! I love monograms too! I appreciate you stopping by. I just checked out your blog and you’ve got great inspiration on there. I’m going to link up next Monday. Thanks again for your feedback.

  2. Kelly those look so great!!! I love monograms too… are so creative!!

  3. I love these pillows, they look amazing!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now
    Hope to see you there

    Start @ Home

    • Thank you for your feedback. I just linked up at your party and checked out your blog-lots of great stuff. Thanks again for stopping by!

  4. Awesome post!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  5. Such cute pillows! I need to paint a pillow again. I’m featuring them in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

    • Thank you so much. I’m glad you like the pillows. They were fun to make! Thank you for featuring them in the PoPP Spotlight- I’m excited!

  6. Found you through the Sweet Bella Roos party, these are so cute and I will be sharing them on my Facebook page today!

  7. These are beautiful! I cannot wait to try out your technique. I included these in my favorite picks round up from Co-hosting Take a Look Tuesday at SugarBee Crafts.
    Have a Happy Day!

  8. JaneEllen says

    You make things look so simple and easy. Think I’d have to practice a bit before I trusted myself to paint on anything. Great tutorial, you have really inspired me, I’d love to have a few monogramed pillow covers. I have some paint cloth also, I make covers with it quite often as it is pretty easy to work with, love texture of it. Have saved 3 different projects you have shared already. Guess I like your blog, am a new subscriber. Happy summer

    • Thanks again Jane. It really is pretty simple but you might practice a couple times on a piece of paper. You made my day with your comments! Thank you.

  9. I love your pillow idea! Great job. Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday and sharing this with us.
    Karin πŸ™‚

  10. These turned out so well! They look great on your bed! Great job!
    Thanks so much for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  11. These are just darling, Kelly! I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday’s Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  12. I love monograms and this is such a super clever idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. These are so cute!! I love them!

  14. These are gorgeous! They look expensive too, I’ll definitely be making these πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing. Love the blog by the way xx

  15. I adore this! It totally looks like something you’d find at West Elm or Pottery Barn. I have a thing for monogrammed decor but tend to stay away because it’s so expensive. Now I can take a stab at doing it myself. πŸ™‚

    • You’re too sweet! These were so simple to make- you can definitely do it, seriously! I would love to hear back from you how they come out. πŸ™‚

  16. Love this! They’re beautiful!

    I’ve been wanting monogram pillows or something along the lines or Mr. & Mrs. pillows. Still on the fence but I want them to turn out like this!


  17. This is perfect!! I am having a Pillow Week on my blog and for my last set of pillows I wanted to write something on them. I was thinking I would have to give in and buy some stencils. What a brilliant idea! Use my computer screen! Thanks so much! Love your pillows!!! Great job!!

    Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner

  18. Wow, that really was simple! Great idea! πŸ™‚


  19. I have been looking for something like this. And I am glad I found you.
    Thank you for sharing. Pinning it.


  20. Thank you so much for featuring me! That is such a compliment. I’m inspired to paint something new. I love your blog and will link up again!

  21. They are pretty cute and would be a great Christmas gift! Thank you so much for featuring me. I’m enjoying visiting your blog. Thanks again.

  22. Thank you so much for featuring me. I love your blog!

  23. Thank you so much for featuring my project and hosting the party. πŸ™‚

  24. Thank you for featuring my project and for hosting the party. πŸ™‚


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