Valentine's Day is all about love and appreciation, and this DIY will remind you of it every time you get into bed! Michelle, the blogger behind Girl on the Hudson, brings us a fun and festive V-Day project that is perfect for sharing your love for your partner...every night. Read on to learn how to decorate a pillowcase with your favorite love notes as a thoughtful surprise for Valentine.
What you'll need:
2 plain white pillowcases (standard or king)
2-3 black Sharpie fabric markers
1 ruler or tape measure
Begin first by ironing each pillowcase so that they're wrinkle-free. Once ironed, select one of the pillowcases and tape down the corners onto a flat surface (either a table or the floor). You'll want to make sure that the corners are firmly secured so that the fabric is pulled taught.
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After the fabric is set in place, you will begin marking straight lines across the length of your pillowcase using a pencil and ruler. Measure one inch below the top of the pillowcase and mark it lightly in pencil across the full length of the pillowcase. Next, measure another inch below the line that you just marked and mark a second line all the way across. Continue marking lightly in pencil until your entire pillowcase resembles a pad of lined paper.
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Once the pillowcase is marked, you're ready to begin writing! It's important to have a few fabric markers on hand just in case you run out of ink (Sharpie's stained-brush tip fabric markers are best because they don't bleed on the fabric).
Decide what you'd like to write and then begin slowly writing across the top line of the pillowcase, using the pencil markings as a guide so that your writing is straight and even. You'll want to pause after every few words to make sure that you're happy with the spacing.
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For this one, "I love you to the moon and back" was written in repetition, but you can choose any meaningful words or phrases such as his and hers vows, lyrics from a favorite song or poem, or a simple "I love you."
Continue writing across the pillowcase until the entire surface is covered with your love notes. It's fun to have the lyrics repeat — so you don't have to think too much about it once you've come up with a few meaningful words.
Once complete, toss the pillowcase into the washing machine and dryer to remove your pencil markings. Make sure to wash and dry on delicate.
After removing from the dryer, pop your pillow into the case, throw it on the bed, and don't forget to serve a little champagne to spice up the Valentine's Day situation. Your partner will have extra-special dreams and feel totally loved with this fun project!