Drawn to DIY: Custom Illustrated Duvet

A Thousand Words

I've had trouble finding a new duvet cover for my bedroom. They're not cheap, so I want it to be something I will love for a while (not trendy!) that reflects my personal style. I have been looking for quite some time, but my search may be over...I'm in love with this hand-drawn DIY duvet cover, and may just have to make my own!

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Jen, the crafty and ambitious author of A Thousand Words, was inspired by her son Daniel's artistic stylings. To showcase some of his sketches, she decided to make him a custom duvet cover with his artwork! This idea is amazing for kids rooms, but would translate without a problem to a "grown-up" version! Although I have to admit that I really love Daniel's duvet and would highly consider it for my own room!

In essence, Jen photographed and edited drawings of Pokemon characters that Daniel dreamed up, and then printed them out in larger scale. Then, using felt-tip fabric markers, she meticulously traced each one on to a plain white duvet. The graphic elements of the drawings look amazing on the blanket! She notes that the color will fade a bit after washing, but might be alleviated some with a higher-content natural fiber duvet instead of a synthetic blend that she used. Jen embraces the fading in her project, as she thinks they will begin to resemble pencil drawings.

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Go take a look at her step-by-step process — although, beware! I immediately had three or four ideas pop into my head! If you're not prepared to add to your project list, enter at your own risk!

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Images: A Thousand Words