Painted Happiness Pillow

Happiness Pillow…

One of my favorite childhood memories was the summer I was cast as Lucy in the library’s

production of  “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.

My favorite song was “happiness is”.  At the end of the show we all held hands and sang.

Still makes me happy.

When it comes to using Joy Iron-on letters…

I’ve dyed them, inked them and even misted the letters, I never thought about painting them.

Joy White Embroidered Iron On Letters are great for creating any color you can imagine.

They even work great with acrylic paint.

To Make the Happiness Pillow you’ll need…                            (*affiliate link)

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  • Paint each letter to create a rainbow of H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S.
  • Allow letters to fully dry.

  • Insert cardboard into pillow blank.
  • Add Fabric Medium to acrylic paint white and light blue paint.
  • Paint directly onto the canvas pillow.
  • Allow paint to fully dry.
  • Set Iron to cotton setting, approx. 350 degrees, or follow garment care label.
  • Position letters with shiny side down onto pillow
  • Cover letters with a fine cloth.  With a firm pressure, iron cloth over letters for 30 seconds.
  • Turn pillow over and iron the back for another 30 seconds.
  • Position Embroidered Floral Applique and iron onto pillow the same as the letters.
  • Allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.
  • Insert pillow form or add Polyfil.

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Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They’re available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

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How to Mist and Stencil a Mixed Media Pillow

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I enjoy making pillows.

Especially when it’s a quick and easy “no sew” pillow with a twist.

How about a little misting and stenciling with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists?

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I started my project off with a 12″ plain canvas pillow cover, versatile check stencil (see end of post),

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and large iron-on embroidered letters from Joy.

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Using removable painter’s tape, I taped the stencil onto the canvas.

I wanted my pillow to have a subtle background so I lightly sprayed with Tattered Angels

Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.

Because the pillow is decorative, I’m not worried about the spray being washable.

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I used large Iron-on letters from Joy to spell out the word “Home”.

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To customize the plain white letters, I sprayed them with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist for contrast.

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Allow the letters to fully dry before arranging onto the pillow.  Cover the letters with a cotton cloth

and iron for about 30 seconds.  I ironed it again from the back of the fabric for another 30 seconds.

Burlap Flower

I added an old button to the center of a burlap flower from Canvas Corp Brands

and glued it onto the corner of my pillow with Fabri Tac Glue.

I used a 12″ pillow form from Fairfield World to stuff the pillow.

Deco Art DECADS.20 Americana Decor Stencil Versatile Checks*


This project was created for the Creating with Joy Blog and was sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands, Deco Arts, Fairfield World, Beacon Adhesives and Joy SA.

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