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See How These Pillows Were Personalized For Summer Lounging

As part of our Styled by You $500 Giveaway with IKEA, Angela and I have been applying simple techniques to reenvision some of our favorite IKEA products. Today, I'm sharing another of my projects.

These URSULA Cushion Covers ($13 each) are made from a rough-woven ramie fabric and feature a cute gray striped lining. They seem like a perfect option for adding floor seating for a Summer picnic or outdoor patio space. However, to really add pop to a Summer patio or picnic, they need a little personalization.

I haven't done any blockprinting since my high school art class, but I decided to try it for this project. I used a linoleum block that I picked up at an art supply store, and drew a simple design on the block. With a carving tool, I cut out the pattern.
Keep reading to see how it looks on fabric.

First, I tested the pattern on a tea towel.

The blackberries and leaves design has a definite rustic, handmade look that complements the fabric of the pillows. And while there are definitely some ink spots that transferred onto the fabric, I love the overall effect of the design.

For this project you'll need to purchase a carving tool, a linoleum print block, a brayer (essentially a roller for ink), and fabric-safe paint. To prevent the ink from transferring to the bottom side of the pillow, I cut a piece of cardboard and placed it in between the two layers of fabric. The most labor-intensive part of the project was cutting the lino block print, but it was also pretty enjoyable, too. I'm excited to try blockprinting on more linens soon!

Are you feeling inspired? Get started on your own IKEA projects by entering our contest, and you may win $500!

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