Elephant pillow

I'm getting real creative with the blog post titles huh? ;)  These pregnancy hormones have my brain on a hiatus.  The nursery is moving right along these days.  In fact, just a few more things to finish off and we will be done.  Before we even knew the gender of the baby I knew I wanted to make this pillow and it was super easy.  

It was inspired by this pillow that retails for $100.  It's an awesome pillow but I just can't justify spending $100 on a pillow for a nursery.  

source: amazon

So here we have my take on this pillow.  I started with a plain white pillow cover that I just so happened to get for free at IKEA with my coupon I got in the mail.  Did any of you guys get one of those?  Even if you didn't have a coupon, this pillow retails for $7.  Not too bad at all.  

Then I just took one of these iron on transfer sheets and printed out the picture I wanted to transfer.  I got mine from Target.  

and used this free printable elephant I found

Then, I just followed the instructions for the transfer paper.  Basically print your image onto the transfer paper, iron it on and you're done.  I added some yellow pom pom trim from

It's actually the tiniest pom pom trim I've ever seen but oh so cute.

and here we have the finished product

and our new glider that we got from of all places.  I love that it looks more like a regular arm chair than a glider.  


Unknown said...

Sooo cute!! I prefer the DIY to the inspiration piece.

Melanie said...

Love it! Did you have cut out the transfer before ironing it onto the pillow? Also, did you sew or glue on the trim? I'm wanting to do some Christmas pillows similar to these but wasn't sure about the 2 questions I had for you.

Emily said...

I like your DIY pillow much better than the pricey one, too!!! That glider is lovely as well!

sewfarandaway said...

very clever and very cute! thanks for sharing the post; ideas are brewing!

Meredith said...

I love the elephant pillow! Yours is even than the original! :)

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Yes! is awesome! I purchased my second boys crib and dressers there and they are stylish and modern! And perfect for the small time they are babies and cheap enough to change if all again when they are boys that want race cars... Love the pillow!!

Tiffany {living savvy}

me said...

Your pillow looks better than the $100 version !

Me and Jorge - Amber said...

Im curious how that iron on will hold up. I find the cheat ones dont do well. But maybe that is on shirts that get worn and washed. I switched to Tapp brand iron ons and they seem great.

Lauren M. said...

I love how this turned out! Such a great idea, especially ironing on the elephant.

Myers Maison

Anonymous said...

Looks good! And I agree with Emily, your pillow looks better than the retail pillow!

Liz Van said...

We got a glider like that for Sophie's nursery too, and it has been my favorite purchase so far. SO much comfier than the traditional glider and so much more stylish!

Tracie Boellner said...

What an adorable pillow. Love the site you found the elephant graphic at too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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