Monday, March 11, 2013

My Failed Project

I saw this cute pillow on Etsy, last week and decided just to make it myself.  
I was a great blogger, too.  
I took photos for each step of my cute project.
And then the project was a huge BUST.  
A major FAIL.  And I have the photos to show you how NOT to create this pillow.

I used contact paper to make my bunny sillhouette.  And I bought some really cute pink burlap at Hancock's (on sale) last week.

I spray painted and made sure my contact paper was very, very secure so that no paint would run under the sticky paper.

But I was left with this blob of a bunny.  I tried cleaning him up a little with brown paint and some pink paint to cover the not-so-crisp edges of the bunny.


Trying to correct the blob was like putting lipstick on a pig.  So this project hit the trashcan.
The paint was apparently absorbed by the fabric and ran, anyway, no matter how tightly I had the contact paper adhered.  Any tips on how to keep the fabric from wicking the paint along each strand? 
It was like a Bounty commercial- the paint was just soaked up by the rest of the fabric.

After that disaster, I managed to whip up a few pillows, though, with some scrap fabrics I had in my craft closet - plus some of the pink burlap.

No bunnies.

My green pillows are left over from Christmas.  They are a nice shade of green and can be used all year.

Spring is here and it feels wonderful!

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Patty Sumner said...

I was thinking your little "blob" bunny did not look to bad..I would have used it. I love the pillows on your porch. It looks like Spring...I hope Spring turns up here soon....We had a wonderful weekend..but 40's this week...Blah! So ready for sunshine and flowers...Blessings!

Mindy said...

Ha - I love it! Can't win 'em all, eh? :)
Happy spring!

Lisa said...

Awww. Its ok. We all have fails sometimes. I bet if you tried it again, you'd ace it. I say try it again!

Isabel said...

It is ok:O) I love all the colorful pillows you created:O)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Ah, now I see. I thought the other pillows looked really nice so it had me wondering lol.

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