Adding A Personalised Touch To Home Decor

Sometimes its hard envisioning a room complete isn’t it? I knew the colours I wanted for our Lounge, I knew what rug we wanted and overall was thrilled with the result. But there were still a few things missing, I am still to find the perfect pictures to hang over my desk, and have struggled finding just the right cushions, I felt I needed something personalised, something we could all relate too.

Adding A Personalised Touch To Home Decor with Snapfish Cushions

I had scoured the shops looking for something with a bit of colour but had just not found the right ones. Then as I was making my SnapFish Calendar  it came to me, I would create my cushions myself. So I spent some time going through memories of our year, and one event stood out, the Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge. We love London; it was a beautiful day with gorgeous blue skies, exactly what I wanted for my personalised sofa cushions.

The images I chose signified huge a huge milestone in our life. It has been a little over 5 years since Jacks diagnosis of t 1 diabetes. And completing the London Bridge Challenge was something we had decided to undertake as a family. It signified now only how brave Jack was, but how we had overcome a huge hurdle in our lives, we had not let it beat us, but do our best every day to keep control. And raising funds for others to help them deal with diabetes, was our way of giving back for all the support we have received.

Adding A Personalised Touch To Home Decor with Snapfish Cushions

The merry-go-round photo was taken at the South Bank, shortly after half way, at this point we were exhausted but determined to go on. I remember being struck by the beauty of it against the blue sky, and the London Bridge photo was taken as we crossed the finish line. It felt like such a triumph, our little family has come a long way, with a lot of support, patience and a very brave teenager; we have achieved some incredible goals in the last 5 years. And this point felt like a celebration of that.

Adding A Personalised Touch To Home Decor with Snapfish Cushions

Yes, I am sure I could have bought quite similar images on cushions, but these are our memories taken on our camera. And on those days when things seem a little impossible for whatever reason, we will look at these memories and remind ourselves that actually if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. Photo cushions are such great ideas for gifts, and what better way to decorate your home than with memories that inspire you to always do your best.

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28 Comments

  1. 16th December 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Oh what a brilliant idea! The possibilities are endless here. Such lovely cushions too Sarah, with such a personal feel to them. I know exactly what you mean, I am struggling to choose images for our hall and landing. I love this idea and your cushions are fab! X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      19th December 2015 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Lisa, yes sometimes what you want is right under your nose its just having some to make it happen for you x

  2. 16th December 2015 / 10:06 pm

    These look lovely, actually far nicer than anything you could have bought in the shops, and with a personal story to go along with them. I love the idea what whenever you see these you’ll think of that lovely day and everything it stood for.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      19th December 2015 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks Robyn, yes I must say I love them they look great x

  3. 16th December 2015 / 11:57 pm

    These are really clever. I love having unique things in my home and you can’t get more original than this.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      19th December 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Same here Charlene, I love the fact that no body else has them x

  4. 17th December 2015 / 9:37 am

    Wow I didn’t even know photo cushions existed. What a fantastic idea and I love the images you have chosen, so personal to you all as a family. I am sat here thinking what pictures I would put on a cushion xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      19th December 2015 / 3:59 pm

      I know aren’t they great, its perfect for styling a room as you can have whatever you want x

  5. 27th January 2016 / 9:26 am

    This is such a good idea and they’ve turned out beautifully! That’s such a cool way to use your photos and create something that’s unique too. I’m a cushion fiend, now I’m going to trawl my photos to try and find something I want on a cushion! They look lovely 🙂 Mim x #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Mim, I know I love cushions too, and they have turned out so well x

  6. 27th January 2016 / 12:32 pm

    These look so gorgeous and I love that they have such a special meaning to you all too x #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Jessica, I just love looking at them they are so bright and colourful and comfy x

  7. 27th January 2016 / 1:34 pm

    You may have done but they would not have had the same memories.

    I always look at these on Snapfish but have never thought to use pretty object or places photos, great idea xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Kara, I actually have a few ideas for cushions it is a great way of recording memories and art x

  8. 27th January 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Love the cushions, something I would never have thought to do, but they look great! It’s lovely having a personal story to go with them, makes them priceless really xx #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Sabrina yes it does, they remind me of such a wonderful day x

  9. 27th January 2016 / 5:16 pm

    These are lovely, such a great way to share your memories. I’m sure those cushions will be treasured forever. x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Caroline, yes they will I love them x

  10. 27th January 2016 / 9:19 pm

    They’re fabulous – and such a great idea. Absolutely love them – how clever, it’s amazing what you can do with photos isn’t it? 🙂 #homeetc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 9:55 pm

      I know Stephanie, if you use them cleverly you can create all sorts of amazing memories x

  11. 27th January 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I didn’t even realise they were your own photos at first Sarah – they are fantastic and so lovely that they mean something important to you all too. What an amazing achievement and now you can all think of it when you see these cushions! xx #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th January 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Ah thank you Hayley, yes they come out so well don’t they. I just love al the possibilities of printing on cushions x

  12. 28th January 2016 / 12:10 pm

    what a sweet idea. It’s nice to be able to put a personal stamp on your home and they are lovely photos. #HomeEtc xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th January 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks Kerry, I know I just love them, such a great idea x

  13. 29th January 2016 / 10:11 pm

    What an incredible achievement and memories to be able to capture, they’re such beautiful photos and it makes the cushions all the more special because of how significant they are. I would never have thought to put images i capture on to things but this has inspired me. It’s a beautiful part of London isn’t it? X #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      31st January 2016 / 6:35 pm

      Ah thank you Lins, I know me neither but what a great idea x

  14. 2nd February 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Hello lovely! Thanks so much for linking up with us! As you know, we were hit with the dreaded winter sick bug last week so I’m so behind with my comments. Just catching up now! I absolutely LOVE your cushions — what a lovely, lovely idea!!! Makes a real change to have your precious pics in soft furnishings, rather than on the wall, doesn’t it?! So lovely!! 🙂

    PS #HomeEtc is live tomorrow from 6.30am xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd February 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Thanks Caro, yes it does, our deco is quite plain so its nice to add a bit of detail x

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