First thing I did after cutting the fabric (it's a sort of linen look a like that I cut to 17 1/2 x 10 1/2), was freezer paper stencil my lettering on.
I drew my letters with a black sharpie on the dull side of a piece of freezer paper.
Then I used an exacto knife to cut out the black parts being sure to keep the insides of the letters for later!
Next I ironed the stencil and extra pieces shiny side down on my fabric and painted on my brown. I tried not to paint it super thick or thorough because I wanted a more aged look.
Once it dried, I peeled off my stencil (it comes off really easily with no residue!) and made my pillow! I'm not even going to pretend like I knew what I was doing. I just used the few simple sewing techniques I know: pin right sides together, sew a straight line, clip corners, turn inside out, stuff with poly-fil and hand stitch closed.
And voila! I'm so proud!
This literally took me maybe an hour all told. I know I set out to create an homage to Will and Kate, but in the end it's more for my hubby so that he never forgets that I still "do"!
Hope you liked it, and I really think you should make one because believe me, if I can do it - you definitely can!