Make Your Bed Beautiful With This Easy Pillowcase Craft

It’s hot. The last thing you want in the summer is more stuff on your bed. Buh-bye decorative pillows and cozy comforter. But stripped down to the sheets is boring and looks unfinished. The solution: Add a stamped detail to plain pillow shams. We used a potato print technique—an easy one for kids to help with—to get a batik-style trim to the edge of the pillowcase. Simple, stylish, and all you need to make the bed look finished.

Stamped Edge Pillowcases

Potato Stamp Pillowcase

You will need

  • pillow cases
  • iron
  • fabric craft paint
  • potato
  • craft knife

Method

  • Press pillowcases
  • Cut potato in half. Cut your design into flat potato half with the craft knife, then remove potato surrounding design with knife to make a stamp.
  • Place paper or cardboard inside pillowcase underneath area you’re working on to prevent bleeding. Brush the potato stamp with craft paint, then stamp onto pillowcase. Repeat each time you want to make a stamp.
  • Let paint dry, then place cloth over stamped area and run a hot iron over it to seal it on.
Hand Stamped Pillowcase
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#fbf to 1994 (ish) with my buds, @richardwiese and @wendirogerstv Bought that sport coat on sale for about 20 bucks because that’s all I had in the bank. Was 10% wool and 90% “other.” Got caught in the rain with it and smelled like wet dog ass all night.

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

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