DIY Photo Pillow Covers - 12 pcs.
Great Kindergarten Project
This ended up being a 1 hour project for a kindergarten class. Fabric markers worked well. I used a polyester fill for the pillows. A 5 lb box of poly fil was used to fill roughly 20 pillows. Put the filling right in and zipped them up!
April 25, 2012
They'll remember forever
I am a teacher and I always give my kids this pillow for an end of the school year gift. I paint and decorate them, write all the kids' names on the back and I take a picture with them. They get their pillows the last day of school. I have kids who I had in my class more than 7 years ago and they tell me they still have their pillows.
It is cute and memorable :)
April 15, 2011
Happy With My Purchase
I haven't used my pillowcases yet but I am pleased with the quality. The price was right too! I am going to dye and paint them.
February 13, 2011
Cute party favor for a pajama party!
These pillows made a cute party favor for my son's Jump in Jammies party! We tie dyed them with different bright colors. They took the dye well and held up to washing and drying. I added a thank you card in the photo pocket with each guest's name. A gallon Ziploc bag filled with poly-fil worked well inside!
August 4, 2014
Good price, pillows held up ok for girl scout event
Got these because they were a good price, used the suggestion about filling gallon bags with filler to stuff inside. Kids had fun, and they all signed each other's pillows and put in a picture for memory keepsake. A few of the zippers ripped out when I washed all 12 - but given the price, I wasn't too upset about it.
May 25, 2014
The pillows that I received where very poorly made. On half of the pillows, the sawing around the acrylic photo was puckered. I ended up removing the acrylic. Then one zipper was completely broken. On 3/4 of the pillows the stitching on the zippers was coming undone. I ended up restitching the zippers.
November 16, 2013
Smell awful. Look fine
I'm a former preschool teacher and now a private nanny while in grad school for a 5 year-old and 2 year-old. I bought these for the kids to color as Christmas presents with fabric markers. They look fine (maybe a few loose threads here and there), but they STINK like a feed store even after washing them with Tide. I didn't have time to rewash them before the kids drew on them (translation after the 5 year-old finished hers and much of her brother's when he scribbled 5 seconds and said, "I'm done!" She colored like 15 of them over a 2-day span before she was tired of it), so now perhaps I'll spray them with Febreeze and run the iron over them. Ha!
I used the stuffed gallon-size ziploc suggestion for filling the cases. It's slightly loose, but still looks cute and is faster/easier if the pillows need washing.
December 11, 2012
Great for Slumber Party
I bought these for my daughter's 10th birthday sleepover party. The girls first did "make-overs" on each other then I took a picture of the group. They then decorated their pillows with regular sharpie markers and everyone signed the pillows. I printed the pictures from my computer and I followed someone else's suggestion and had the girls stuffed the pillows with regular fiber-fill in a quart size ziploc. I also ordered the drawstring back-packs; the girls were so excited and created a sleep over memory too!
March 5, 2011
I've use these pillow covers for several years as Christmas gifts for parents. On the front I insert a picture that I take of the child and they write their name and the year with a fabric marker. On the back I put their handprints with fabric paint. They are sooooo cute! Pillow forms are too expensive, but I found that filling a gallon ziploc plastic bag with polyfill is just the right size. When I have siblings of former students, moms tell me they can't wait to get a new pillow at Christmas. Parents love them! The 4 stars for quality is because occasionally the stitching around the plastic photo holder is off. Otherwise, they are great! I highly reccommend them.
December 1, 2010
These pillow covers are great! We used fabric markers (also sold on OTC) to decorate them. I did send a note home letting the parents know about heat-setting the fabric markers require and that this pillow cover has a hand-wash only tag. The kids came up with lots of great ideas of how to use the pillow cover: i.e. that it could be a tote bag instead or a pillow cover. Therefore, we did not stuff them with a pillow form or stuffing or anything. The note we sent home included some of the children's ideas of what they are going to use their pillow cover/tote bag for.
November 12, 2010