Royal Bed Chamber | DIY PILLOW POETRY

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

I remember, many years ago, asking my little cousin whether she'd like to be a princess. In all earnest and not so much as a trace of doubt in her voice, she turned to me and said 'No. I am a witch'.

She had her mind set early that one! Excited to see where life will take her!

Witches have free spirits, magic powers and fly high in the sky on household items others use merely to sweep the floors! (ha! humans, so lame!)

So I would say, dear cousin, witches sound pretty damn cool to me!

(I am not sure if she is aware, but just in case, I won't tell her about witches being persecuted and burned at the stake for many, many miserable years...)

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

But even so, most little girls would prefer to be a little princess. Whether this is because they are told that their poise, elegance and beauty is what any girl should aspire, or the result of their own careful deliberation, there is no shortage of wannabe-princesses out there!

But here's the thing. Princesses typically do look absolutely stunning, have impeccable manners and radiate perfection. (And I am talking actual royalty here, not next-door's "daddy's little princess" shopping online for the perfect prom dress! Real princesses have personal seamstresses, guys!)

So I get it. I understand why this is something we, as members of the female sex, look up to and admire.

Which is why, although I too would consider myself more of a free-spirited enchantress than a flawless sovereign, I couldn't resist inviting royalty into my home.

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria (left) and the grand duchess of Baden (née Princess Louise of Prussia) (right) now reside in my humble home, providing my bed chamber with the imperial ambience it was missing all these years.

Truthfully, I was anxious to share my bedroom with complete strangers at first, but so far, things have been going great. My new room mates are very easy to be around. They love to just, you know, hang out. Mostly by the bed. (Not one for exercise these ones...)

But most notably, they have graced my no-longer personal space with a wonderfuly feminine touch without being too girly. All the while emanating a darker, mysterious aura. They bear history these ones, let me tell you. Sissi's tragic life story in particular makes her not only intriguing as a historiy figure, but makes her effortless, elegant appearance seem all the more impressive (dreadfully so).

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

I found my new roomies on posterlounge in the "form of governments" section and had them printed on canvas. the depth of the canvas makes the display appear almost like a private museum which I am quite fond of.

You can also get regular paper posters or have them printed onto other materials which gives you all the freedom in the world to style your private art collection as desired, which, let's be honest, is pretty cool.

While I did have some difficulty deciding on the right motif for my bed chamber from the broad range of products, (that is, of course, until I came across the impeccable Sissi), I definitely believe to have made the right choice.

The ladies of royal blood give my bedroom a majestic glow and don't require much more decor for the imperial look to come together. The girls are true eye catchers, while the white linen keeps the space looking crisp and clean. Adding a few fresh flowers enhances the look.

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

As much as I am a fan of a classy, feminine look, I do like to add an element of fun here and there. So I added these cute pillows I made this past weekend. While the writing fits the soft theme due to the lovely font Embassy BT, it is cleverly juxtaposed by the actual words on the casing.

I love to imagine the girls in their lavish gowns hip hoppin' away to The Sugarhill Gang's beat and shoo-bopping to Grease's tonge-twister.

They are pretty cool, you see.

Next time, I might go for some witches though, since I am clearly already into juxtapositions and the girls need some cool buddies eventually. Need to keep things interesting, don't I?

What motif would go for in your home?

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY LYRICAL PILLOW CASE

To make the pillows, I simply typed out the lyrics to The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight and We Go Together from the movie Grease in a WORD document using the font Embassy BT in a size 74, printed them out and fixated them flat onto a piece of cardboard with a few strips of masking tape.

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

I slid the cardboard in between the two layers of a washed and pressed pillow case. When I was happy with the placement, eyeballing the center fo the case, I held it in place it with a few binder clips.

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

I then traced the writing onto the pillow case with a fabric pen. To set the color, I ironed on high heat.

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- pillow case (40x 40cm)
- printer
- cardboard
- tape
- binder clips
- fabric pen
- iron

DIY Pillow Poetry | Motte's Blog






*This post was created with the kind support of posterlounge

11 comments

  1. Great. This is such a good and easy to do idea. My daughter would love pillows like that. Thank you for the inspiration. ☺

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    1. The pillows really are very easy to make, you should make your daughter some! Or, even better, make them together! It's a wonderful rainy day project! And the perfect opportunity to go through your favorite playlist over and over again trying to find those perfect lyrics...

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  2. Wonderful! I'd love some royals here and there in my bedroom, too. The look is so sophisticated and elegant.
    Also love your pics a lot!
    Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, pleasure!

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  3. Hallo Motte,
    deine beschrifteten Kissen sind der Hammer!!! Ich liebe den Text und deine Idee!!!! Einfach wunderschön!!! Genau das Richtige für kleine Hexen und Prinzessinnen! Zwinker ;-)
    Ganz liebe Grüße zu dir... Michaela

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    1. Vielen lieben Dank, Michaela! Es freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen!

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  4. I'm so jealous because of the pictures - I adored Sissi since I was a kid and still do.
    I saw also you added a About site, now I know why you write in English. But I completely understand what you are saying with not feeling home in either one, or rather not being sure. I was just one year in the US but when I'm in the US I feel too European but here in Germany I just always want to go to the US again. Most of the people don't understand that (especially because the most of them don't like the US).
    The tutorial is great - never thought about that way to do it and it fits really well right now because I just bought pillows for DIY. :)

    Best regards,
    Hannah. :)

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    1. yeah, the girls are pretty great! :)
      You're right, it is quite tricky, being torn between places. Best thing to do is simply embrace it, I'd say! And travel often! ;)
      You should definitely give the pillows a try! Let me know how they turn out!
      x motte

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  5. Ohh I love that style. That would be totally me. I think I need some new decorations for my room!

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  6. WOW!!!! I want this so bad right now. <3

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