I long time ago I came across a cute poster with a bike that had balloons tied to it. I thought it would make a great pillow and our pillow covers are really worn out. Here's how it came out.
I started with a blank pillow cover which I found at Ikea. It was a few dollars and it has a nice zipper in it which is great for washing. I created a freezer paper stencil of a bike. (If you've never tried freezer paper stenciling I have a how to video HERE.) You cut the paper and then iron it onto the fabric to seal it on. I usually use paint with these stencils, but I thought I'd go for fabric markers this time around.
With a stencil it's super easy. Even if you color out of the lines, it won't show because the stencil is forgiving.
Peel it off and your image is perfect. After I removed the stencil I added a few lines for balloon strings.
Then colored my finger with Tulip fabric markers and stamped it to create ballooons.
I also use the Scribbles fabric stamp pads to get a wider variety of colors. The finger stamping is really easy. You can't do it incorrectly.
And here's the finished pillow.
I think it would make a cute shirt as well.