2.25.2014

Easy DIY Inkblot Pillow {Plus Free Psych Eval}

Have you ever wondered if you demonstrate any traits typically aligned with a hamster running in its wheel, are the social equivalent of a spatula, or have an underlying attraction to canned beans?*

*No? What ARE you, sane?

Well, wonder no more. Behold: the inkblot pillow with which I will analyze your psyche.

DIY Rorschach Inkblot Pillow

The process of making said inkblot pillow/legit psyche analysis tool was simple: I dripped some stashed navy Olympic paint on one half of a stashed square piece of white fabric…

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…then folded it over and pressed down gently, making sure all drips got flattened up against the other half.

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Then I unfolded it and let it dry before sewing it to the rest of the pillow. Done and done. I am a girl after Rorschach’s own heart. (Do me a favor and pretend that makes sense.)

DIY Rorschach Inkblot Pillow

Now that you’ve gotten that mind-boggling tutorial, it’s time for that mind-boggling psychiatric eval. So picture us lounging in a comfortable room, filled with calming, sophisticated decor, me with pen in hand, patiently awaiting your brain dump. It looks something like this:

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And I will say, “Tell me what you see. Tell me what you see. You are getting sleepy.” (Wait, what? No.)

DIY Inkblot Pillow

Tell me that you see Bob Marley. Because I totally see Bob Marley. Upper corners. Yes? No? …?

Rick says it looks like a brain and that he doesn’t want a brain on display in his house. My professional evaluation of this is that his repugnancy has nothing to do with brains at all, but, rather, inextricably linked to the fact that he is a man. And like most men, he has a subconscious fear that pillows can bench-press more than him and defeat him in a chicken wing-eating contest, and also that pillows are capable of sneaking into his bedroom and chopping off his…arm. Yep, we’ll go with arm. And yes, I know what you’re thinking: finally, a logical explanation for why my husband hates my decorative pillows. You’re welcome.

Make your own inkblot pillow!

I asked Kenley what she saw and she said “coogurgeeeehhhhlaa.” Which obviously means “I see an arachnid weaving a vast web of beauty and grace.” Thoughtful, succinct, poetic. She obviously has a brilliant mother. ;)

What do YOU see in the inkblot?  Do you agree with my explanation of why men hate pillows?

P.S. Want to see more pillows? I promise they don’t come with psych evals.

pillowssmile pillow, lace overlay pillow, gift bow pillow

 

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21 comments :

  1. OK this is so unique and fun!!!!! and i don't need a psych eval... i know i's crazy.

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  2. Ooooh! Love this! Such a great idea!

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  3. Love this! Actually, I love all your pillows. Why are you so creative - isn't Kenley sucking all your brain juice like my kids did when they were born?!

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  4. So neat! What a cool idea! Love it.

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  5. I love this idea! I just pinned it so I won't forget to try it out sometime.

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  6. Erin, this has got to be the coolest creation, EVER!

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  7. Hahahah you seriously crack me up. And this idea is AWESOME. Can't believe it was just so.. simple. Though I'm guessing you dripped the paint with a lot more artistry than I could muster. Still, awesome!

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  8. LOL... your hilarious. I love the pillow and that is just crazy simple. And I wonder if it makes me simple minded that I just see a plain old butterfly?? lol don't tell anyone..

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    1. Hmmm no I think it means that you have a special bond with the word "chrysalis." A dream come true, really.

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  9. I could have used this when I was a professional counselor. Expect a call from the APA later. They might want to use your technique. ;)
    ps - still jealous that you can sew.

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    1. YES. I've always wanted to meet the APA, ever since I had to learn their system of citation.

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  10. What a fun project! I love how it turned out :)

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  11. You seriously crack me up. Hilarious. I love how this turned out. So clever. I'm not going to tell you what I see because I don't want you judging me. ;)

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    1. bahaha well I’ll just have to assume, then, that you see something an 8th grade boy would see.

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  12. So THAT explains the hatred for decorative pillows. I wonder if Andy is also concerned about his "arm" and that's his problem too?

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  13. Amazing, and hilarious. I see poodles and monkeys in the pillow. Your professional opinion?

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    1. My crystal ball says (wait, when did I get one of those??) that you should cross-breed a poodle and a monkey and then THEY will tell you what it says about you. Yup.

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  14. Hah! This is awesome. So scientific!

    *I only recently discovered butter beans. They come in a can and they are DELICIOUS.

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  15. Erin, this is SO AWESOME. I seriously have to make this pillow!

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  16. You know how I feel about men not liking pillows. I always thought Jason didn't like change or didn't like me spending money on things he felt like we didn't need, but now I know he is actually in fear of those pillows rising up against him.

    Love your inkblot pillow. I had seen an inkblot painting recently in a high-end room and was thinking about trying my own. Now you've given me the courage.

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