Sunday, February 1, 2015

Collage.com Photo Pillow Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Collage.com is going to make Valentine's Day in our house pretty dandy for a certain 7-yr.-old that I know.

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

Making the pillow on Collage.com, was super easy, as is the case with any of the photo projects they offer on their website (and believe me, they've got some awesome things to make over there!). If you know your way around the website, you can literally make your project in a matter of minutes. If you are new to the website, it takes a few minutes more to learn your way around, but I promise you that's easy enough too!

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!

Photo Source

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

128 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I love it! My kids, especially my little man who loves looking at himself, would LOVE that :)

Pam said...

How cool is that? I need to use this to make a gift for my MIL. She seems to have everything she needs so she is hard to shop for.

Aimee Fauci said...

These are always so cute. I could see getting one of these for my kids with my face on it.. hee hee

Brian Miller said...

ah that is pretty cool...
and def love the minecraft stuffies...
we play...smiles.

Catherine Sargent said...

This is a great idea. I need to make one for my son. He loves to play Minecraft.

Sandee said...

Far better for his teeth too. A great idea.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Ben Butler said...

That's super cool! I've got a few pictures that would be perfect for this.

Lori Gunn said...

What a great way to celebrate memories. A pillow will last a long time. Thanks for sharing this idea!

Elephant's Child said...

So cute.

Pat Hatt said...

That turned out great indeed. Always need the minecraft in there haha

mystickitchen said...

How cool! I would love one of these- thanks for the chance to win!

Michael D'Agostino said...

What an awesome present! I play Minecraft. I have yet to face the dragon in survival mode ;)

slb3334 said...

I like the photo blanket.

Deb Jackson said...

I think these are awesome. How fun for everyone.

Ai Sakura said...

Such a sweet personalised gift.
He will love it for sure!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

kat b said...

I love these! I actually just got one of the personalized pillows not that long ago. My daughters love it!

DeDa Studios said...

I love my Collage pillow. I had a pillow made in honor of my black lab hat passed. I keep the pillow on the spare bedroom bed

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

This is so cool! I would love to capture a few family pictures for something such as this!

Mom of Two said...

I would love to have a photo pillow of the cabin to put on our couch at our home.
-Jessica

Aimee Smith said...

These are so cute! What a fun and personal gift!

marybeth @ BabySavers said...

I love photo gifts! Photos on pillows is such a unique idea!

Sandra Shaffer said...

What a fun gift with memories will last a lifetime!

Tracy Iglesias said...

My cousin loves to make stuff like this, I am going to let her know to come enter!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

This is such a cutie pillow - personalized too!

2justByou said...

I learned that the zipper is a hidden zipper, so it's not so noticeable. That's nice! Great review, too, btw. Thanks so much for the chance.

Wendy said...

Their aluminum prints are really fun too!

Fiona said...

I love photo pillows like this. My Dad got my son two of these for his 1st birthday, they were adorable!

Laurie Nykaza said...

premium photo pillows. Our soft woven pillows feature a hidden zipper and a removable, machine-washable cover.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This would make such a great gift.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

This is a great gift idea for Valentines Day, and any day of the year. Great giveaway! :)

alissa apel said...

I'd love to try making wrapping paper. How fun!

Donna L. Ward said...

I did follow them on Pinterest - this is a great idea I'd like to try and use for our mountain area we live in - for pillows and wrapping paper - Great fun your little guy's pillow is!

Kristi Maloney said...

That is really cute! I agree, it is so fast and easy to make these on Collage.com. It's nice to see your finished product. I am still waiting for mine to arrive! ;)

valmg said...

What a neat idea! Yes it sure it a terrific idea for a Valentine's Day gift!

Katherines Corner said...

They have a lot of fun products the beach towel would be a great one with all of the grandchildren printed on it. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity xo

~ Noelle said...

That is too cute... and yes, we know all about Minecraft!
I would like the beach towels, or you can never go wrong with a canvas!

Christy Maurer said...

I love that they are machine washable! The one you had made is so cute!

jmajor4870 said...

I would love to have one of my brother who passed away for his son. he could sleep with daddy and It is machine washable great for him since he is 5 would not get dirty or stay dirty

Sara Estep said...

I really like the photo books! I've been trying to make a few every year :)

debdenny said...

That is so cute. love you can wash it.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how cute are these pillows??!!! I'm a big throw pillow kinda girl.... By tgem constantly and swap them out etc....so these are just awesome!

Carmen Perez said...

Oh I am all about photo gifts, so I love this idea. What a cool pillow!

McKim said...

I learned that the pillows are machine washable.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would like the personalized photo blanket.
Brittney House

Growing Up Madison said...

OK there was so much to choose from I couldn't begin to think but I'm loving the pillows and that one you got of your son is adorable.

JordynTaylor777 said...

The custom mugs are nice!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Now that is cute. I have a picture of our family that I would love to have made into a pillow. But, I see they also make calendars and other things.

Cher Littleton-Megasko said...

I don't understand the significance, but I think the pigs are really cute. And so are the pillows. I love this sort of thing!

Ourfamilyworld said...

This is so cool. My daughter would be thrilled about it. Thank you for the chance to win a pillow

Maureen Campaiola said...

These are so cute. The pillows are awesome.

Pam said...

Yes they are! They're such a unique product. Perfect for gifts.

Shannon O'Neill said...

I love that you can make wrapping paper.

Joyce Lansky said...

They also make wrapping paper, beach towels, and shower curtains.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's such a fun pillow! Allison, who is a complete narcissist, would love to have her photo on a pillow!

Bonnie Gowen said...

What an awesome giveaway. The pillow came out really great. I am going to have to check out their website and order one.

Mama to 5 said...

That is awesome. That would make a great gift for grandparents too!

Jeanine M said...

This is such a great Idea! I would like a few. I know a few people these would make great gifts too!

Jeanine M said...

This is such a great Idea! I would like a few. I know a few people these would make great gifts too!

Karen said...

How awesome is that? Iknow several little people who would love to have a pillow like that.

Liz Mays said...

I've never heard of this before. What a really fun idea to capture a special photo. I like it!

Lois Alter Mark said...

I love photo gifts, and this is such a great way to give one! Plus, I love pillows!

April Grant said...

I love it... My kids would love to have a pillow like that, especially my daughter being able to have her brother "share" the bed with her. Might get her to sleep through the night!

Tami Q said...

I have a photo collage of my two oldest kids on my wall that I absolutely love . I'd love to have a pillow of my (now three) kiddos.

Ann B said...

This is such an amazing idea. I love this for gifts. I will be ordering some for sure.

Schamp486 said...

I would love to get my Mom a pillow, or a blanket with all of her kids on it! She would love it! This is such a great idea, especially for a gift. Why don't I come up with these good ideas? haha

Pam said...

Well now that is an adorable pillow and would make for great gifts for grandparents. I love it.

Ken Ohl said...

We would love this for sure and I love the other photo gifts. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Rena McDaniel said...

I love the pigs, but I really love that pillow. I would love to get one with my new grandbabies on them! They are so pretty.

Jeannette said...

I have so many pictures that I have no idea what to do with but this is just a fabulous idea! Your pillow is so very cute!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

This is such a great gift idea. I actually have a pillow with a picture on that I had made a few years ago.

renata said...

I love that you can use any kind of pictures to make a lovely collage of memories and the pillow is washable!

Newlywed Survival said...

I love the photo pillows and the blankets too! We made one of these blankets for my mom while she was in the hospital. She loved it!

Lesley said...

I have purchased personalized pillows like these for my family. When we got our family pictures done I had some made on Zazzle. I also did a fleece throw blanket for my mom. I love gifts like this.

Debi Gerhart said...

I have to have one of these. I think they are the cutest things.

Anonymous said...

I really love the blankets, they're so cool!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I am one of those people that feel a home can never have too many blankets and pillows. These turned out really well.

nyctalon said...

I love this! This would make for a great gift for so many people I know! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Martinka said...

This is so cute! I would totally get one of these for the girls for when my hubby is out of town on business! Great gift idea! Thank you!

Yona Williams said...

Awe, that is such a cute pillow theme, and I think the Minecraft piggies are quite cute. I wouldn't mind having a pillow like this. From the site, I like that it comes with a removable, machine-washable cover.

Eliz Frank said...

What a cool idea. Those are the cutest Minecraft piggies and pillows.

Carly Friebel said...

I absolutely love blankets and I feel like I can never have too many of them. The photos you can put on them is a wonderful idea!

Mary R. said...

I like these are machine washable and are made with Sharp, durable print.

Angela said...

This is so neat and a fun way to make something that is super personalized. I love the photo you used!

Xty C said...

I like the photobooks that they have

Alice C said...

This would make such a great gift!! I think I will look into it asap!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

This would make a great gift for so many. With pictures being mostly digital this is awesome!

Marie Moody said...

I totally like that it is machine washable. woo hoo

Marie Moody said...

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Colette S said...

I love this pillow idea! I should enter eh!

Chely said...

The covers are machine washable !!

Maria said...

hey there!! happy new year and happy February! what in the world?! haha! it's been some time since I've been here! it feels good to catch up on my reading! I hope the new year has been good to you!!
I loved this post. I love pictures everywhere, and this made me smile! thanks for all you share, rosey!! xoxox i'm off to catch up on more of your posts!

Terra Heck said...

I like their custom wrapping paper and their mugs. Thanks.
partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Vanessa said...

This is a cute idea

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

Oh I love this idea, super cute! I have a few ideas for one :)

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

This is so neat! I need some! I want to get a few new pillows for my couch.

LauraJJ said...

Oh I really love their mousepads too!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I also like their beach towels. Such a neat gift idea for anyone.

Sherri Stotler said...

I like the blankets - so cute!

tina reynolds said...

That is so so cute. I also loved the rolled canvas

Angela McKinney said...

These are so cute!! I love the pillows. Personalizing something like that is pretty neat because you can keep it forever.

MikiHope said...

What a great idea for a gift. I personally would love a photo of my cat on a pillow. Of course me being me I'd probably have a pillow made for my Mom with a pic of her Great Grand Daughter on it.

Kristen Campbell said...

Okay, that is such a great idea, first of all, and what a great gift idea, too! Why have I not heard about this until now?!

jaime said...

Your pillow turned out so great! I've not heard of collage.com, but I want to try them now!

Amanda McMahon said...

Cute idea! I think I'd take a picture of a rickshaw for my son and put it on a pillow.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I think that is pretty awesome too! Really helps make clean up a breeze and preserves the items.

Colette S said...

I'd love to collage a beach towel!

Kristy Thiel said...

I love the custom wrapping paper!

Kortney Lah said...

The Photo Blanket would be my best friend!

Maria Bouchard said...

I love the photo beach towel!

KathleenKL said...

The photo books are great they come in soft cover and hard cover and different sizes too

Kristen said...

I like the photo blankets.

Kristen said...

I like the photo blankets.

Linda Bradshaw said...

I learned they have a lot of cool items to choose from. It would be hard for me to decide.

samdaleo said...

I also love the Photo Blankets. I would love to get one for my Mom.

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

Lisa Voyce said...

I also like the photo blanket.

blew415 said...

THE BLANKET IS SUPER COOL

Erica C. said...

I like the beach towel.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I love the photo blanket. It would be a perfect gift for my recently married daughter.

Laurie Murley said...

I would love to have the the blanket they have

amy16323 said...

Photo Beach Towels looks real neat

SexyBrat said...

I like that you can make items in your home with your own photos.

forsan said...

Wow, it is like interesting how many pictures you can put on a tote bag. Kind of creepy in fact.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I'd like to customize a pillow for my daughter, wth a photo of her with her two best friends.

Vikki Billings said...

I love the photo blankets!! I love them!
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Trisha McKee said...

I also love the photo blankets! Keeping warm and having a keepsake all in one.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Paige Canfield said...

I love the beach towels! How fun and a great way for each kid to remember to use their own!

Candie L said...

I like the Beach Towels. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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