Beach Pillow Cover

Beach Pillow Cover made easy!

It’s almost time to break out the bikini’s – NOT!

But it is time to start thinking about  the summer pillow covers. I know that’s been weighing heavy on your mind.
While several of you are waiting for the snow to melt, we’ve been having 80° days and that can only mean one thing,  there’s a new pillow in town and I just had to show you.

It was so easy to make, it made me feel invincible. I mean how many times have you had success with an iron-on…me never!

I  may be a little obsessed with thoughts of what am I going to put on the next pillow?

Beach Inspired - Lantern

Beach Pillow - Crab

I thought about a shell, an octopus but settled on a crab.  Honestly, I may make all of those!

Beach Inspired Pillow Cover

Beach Inspired - Pillow Crab

I am a member of FPHS (Feather Pillow Hoarding Society). As a firm believer of having way too many pillows, I had to come up with a way to refresh what I already had.  After several hours of research I found a way to satisfy my love for the sea and another way to cover one of the few thousand feather pillows that I own.

Here’s what I used:

Crab Graphic from Graphic’s Fairy

Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper 18-Sheet Pack: 18 Iron-on Image Transfer Sheets 8.5 x 11 ($1.59 per sheet- this is an affiliate link)

Pillow Cover from Hobby Lobby ($4.99 at half off)


What I did:

1. Downloaded the crab graphic to my computer. (I can get lost at The Graphics Fairy, so many graphics to choose from.)

2. Load the TAP transfer paper according to the directions in my inkjet printer.

3. Print and trim

4. Iron on…

The directions are easy to follow and the transfer looks amazing!  I have used iron on transfers before and never liked the way they looked. I can say that I love this transfer paper and have several projects in mind for it!

Beach Inspired - Crab Pillow

My confidence level was so high,

there’s was nothing slowing me down…

I created another beach inspired  graphic with words on it.  I printed and trimmed with great precision, heated up the iron and ruined a perfect burlap pillow cover…I should have mirrored the design.  All the words were backwards, but that dang transfer paper was perfect!  I may just use it anyway and act like I meant to do it!

Beachy Pillow Cover #diy Sharing: Tatertots and Jello



  1. 1

    you should , you skimpy bikini southern woman! I love this pillow. I have never done this process before, I always think it is more difficult then it probably is.
    laura@top this top that recently posted..Spring Tablescape….3 looks…1 plate

  2. 2

    I have used that paper and it is awesome! (although my last project I used it on was a fail but I think it’s because the paper was old)
    I LOVE, LOVE your crab!! And boo on the reverse image! Sounds like something I would do too, for sure!! 😉

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted..A Few of My Favorite Things {and some new stuff}

  3. 3
    kirby says:

    I love it, Debbie!!
    kirby recently posted..Springtime at Brandywine

  4. 4

    This is SO cute Debbie!! I almost bought that pillow cover to add a design as well. I haven’t tried the transfer, sounds easy enough!
    Sonya~At Home with The Barkers recently posted..Spring Cleaning Outdoors

  5. 5
    Walter Silva says:

    Will have to try this. Seems much easier to use than other messy techniques .
    Walter Silva recently posted..FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

  6. 6
    Sherry says:

    Hi Debbie, The pillow turned out wonderful and I love the crab!
    Sherry recently posted..How Do You Subscribe To Favorite Blogs?

  7. 7
    Sharon B. says:

    Debbie, I just love this! You have the best pillows, I’m still thinking about the turtle ones you had too. :)
    Sharon B. recently posted..A Visit to the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

  8. 8
    Jen says:

    LOVE! Can’t wait to try my hand at this 😉

  9. 9

    I adore this pillow!
    Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family recently posted..Patriotic Wreath

  10. 10
    Inka says:

    Love your pillow! and I would like to try the paper too. I have tried other iron on papers but my graphic had intricate detail and could not trim the background away. Do you think this one would work without showing where it was not trimmed?
    Inka recently posted..Coupon Code for my Etsy Store Altered Artifacts

    • 10.1
      Debbie says:

      Inka, I can only vouch for my experience. You should read the reviews on Amazon or where ever and see what everyone has to say.
      Have a great weekend,

      • 10.1.1
        Mimi says:

        Hi Debbie,

        From the previous question, it sounds like you trimmed the crab precisely? I had the same type of question and saw your reply where you stated, “from my experience”. So I guess I am just wondering how exact you were, the crab looks like it might be hard to trim perfectly (at least for me) :).


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge