Hubby and I exchange gifts every once in awhile for this particular holiday, but usually we don't. We do, however, always pick up a little something for the kids...usually a mini box of chocolate in a cardboard heart. This year for the youngest, we've got something way better than a chocolate heart. Thanks to Collage.com, this year my youngest will be getting his two true loves on a pillow. ;)
If you have heard of Minecraft, you already know about these little pigs. If you haven't, the pig is one of the animals that runs around on the ever-popular game. My son loves stuffed animals, and for some reason he also fell in love with that pig. We got him one (stuffed) awhile back, and he takes that thing everywhere. For Christmas he got a Minecraft plush set...and in it was another pig. Now he takes both pigs to so many of the places that we go.
Often in public, people will stop my son and exclaim over his little stuffies. Most of them know the game and have their own Minecraft story to share. That always makes my son happy because he does sooooooooooo love his little stuffed pigs. So...we decided to have a 16x16 photo pillow made for him (for Valentine's Day) that has a photo of him and his beloved piggies. ;)
|The original picture|
|The finished product. This soft woven pillow comes in 2 sizes.|
Our pillow measures 16 x 16
To make this pillow we simply uploaded the picture in question... you can use multiple pictures to make a collage if you want, we opted this time to use just one (photo).
|Screen Shot from Collage.com|
It's easy to move your your picture where you want it
on the very user-friendly website
Then you move your picture inside of the frame to the exact position you want it to be in for the final project. That's it... it literally took me 3 minutes or less to order and make this pillow.
|This picture (from Collage.com) shows you one of the shapes (there are 300+)|
& how the pictures could look in a collage.
You can showcase 1-40 pictures in 300+ different shapes!
The end project is great! It's a nice fluffy pillow, with a solid amount of stuffing in it. The back is one solid color, and it zips off for machine washing.
We love the way our finished product turned out, and I can't wait for the holiday to give this one to our little man. I already know he's going to be over the moon for it.
Check out this and tons of other great gift giving or keepsake ideas by visiting the Collage.com website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
One lucky winner gets a coupon code to make a 16x16 pillow of their own (The giveaway site is down, but I'm posting the giveaway form later today so be sure to check back!). This won't come in time for Valentine's Day, but it is a great idea for a Valentine's Day gift idea, so if you want to get one for a loved one too...be sure to order soon to account for the time it takes to make it, and shipping.
US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway