I started on today’s project unexpectedly because I got an ad for a free 12×12 pillow from Canvas People. What photocrafter could resist a new project with “free” thrown in? I thought immediately of a friend’s birthday this spring. It would be fun to make her a pillow — and we have shared lots of great hikes so I have lots of photos.
It seemed to me that I wanted something that was pretty generic or maybe even abstract. I chose the image of the tidepool because it was a memory of a wonderful day of exceptionally low tides on the beach and because it was colorful. It was then easy to find the pillows on Canvas People and upload my image.
I was extremely pleased with the result. There’s a great preview function after you upload your photo (shown on top at the right) and you have the ability to scale and move your image in the template. The preview showing the pillow on a couch is extremely helpful. The actual product was even better. The colors were vibrant and the details were sharply defined (shown on the bottom on the right) As an added plus, there’s a zipper so that you can remove the cover to clean it.
So what does this have to do with Easter presents? After I received the pillow and was so happy with it, I started thinking about fun ways it could be used for Easter. How about a pillow with a family’s favorite pet for your nephew? Each year, my granddaughters and I made an Easter Bunny cake — how about commemorating that in a cute Easter pillow? No appropriate Easter photos? FreeStockPhotos has several great choices like the eggs I used. You can see my results at the top of the blog post. Hope it inspires you to try something new!