< BACK TO SITE
Cutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge StencilsCutting Edge Stencils

Create Beautiful Accent Pillows With Stencils

How To Make DIY Accent Pillows Using Paint-A-Pillow

Good morning, my crafty friends.  Are you addicted to DIY?  Cutting Edge Stencils sure is! From Pinterest to Houzz, we can’t get enough home decor eye-candy. So when we stumbled upon the blog, Addicted to DIY, we were in DIY heaven! Let’s see how one of our new favorite bloggers used our favorite DIY kit, Paint-A-Pillow, to dress up her home.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares DIY stenciled accent pillows using the Alexa and Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kits. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/alexa-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

We’d like to introduce Katie, the creative genius behind the blog Addicted to DIY. We reached out to Katie to see if she’d like to test a Paint-A-Pillow kit and give one away to her readers.  Of course she said yes and yes.  Make sure you hop on over and enter her giveaway!  Katie is in the process of completing a pool area in her backyard and wanted to create the perfect pool side accessories.  She ordered the Alexa Paint-A-Pillow kit with a white pillow cover, Jacquard Paint in turquoise and yellow, along with an extra pillow cover and the Mermaid stencil.  First, we’ll give you a quick glimpse of her stenciled lounge pillows and then we’ll fill you in on the details.

DIY stenciled accent pillows using the Alexa and Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kits. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/alexa-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

These vibrant cuties have us daydreaming of summer fun!  Now let’s see how you can recreate it.

Katie visited on the Paint-A-Pillow website and browsed through designs to find her favorites.  After selecting her favorite patterns, the Mermaid and Alexa, she chose her pillow cover color and her paint color.

Ordering a Paint-A-Pillow kit to make a DIY acent pillow is easy. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

When the doorbell rang upon the arrival of her Paint-A-Pillow kit; Katie said, “I was actually really impressed with how it was packaged.  The pillows are amazing quality.  I seriously love the down alternative inserts.  The stencil kit was all boxed up and ready to go as soon as you open it!”

A Paint-A-Pillow kit to make easy DIY accent pillows. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

After reading through the simple instructions that were included in the kit, she was ready to start painting.

The Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit creates easy DIY accent pillows. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

For this project, Katie chose to paint the Mermaid design in yellow using a dense foam roller.  Here she  is painting the  geometric pattern in a sunny hue.

Painting a DIY stenciled pillow using the Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

** If you’re recreating this at home, be careful not to overload the roller with paint.  Roll off the excess paint onto a folded paper towel until the roller looks almost dry.  The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.

Once the entire pillow cover was painted, she peeled back the metal tabs holding the stencil in place to reveal her painted pillow!

Painting a DIY stenciled pillow using the Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Be sure to clean the stencil off in a sink so that it can be used again for another pillow.  Katie created two stenciled accent pillows.  On one side she put the yellow Mermaid pattern and on the other she painted the Alexa design in turquoise.

Painting a DIY stenciled pillow using the Alexa Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/alexa-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

When the pillow cover was dry, Katie stuffed the pillow inserts into the painted covers.  And there you have it! That’s how she created these bright and stylish accent pillows.

DIY yellow stenciled pillows using the Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/mermaid-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

And when she flips them over she has this!

DIY blue stenciled pillow using the Alexa Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/alexa-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Or she could even mix and match her patterns.  Either way these are guaranteed to dress up her pool area.

DIY stenciled accent pillows using the Alexa and Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kits. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/alexa-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Want to win your own Paint-A-Pillow kit?  Visit Addicted to DIY and enter the giveaway.

Tell us: Which design do you prefer, the blue Alexa or the yellow Mermaid? Leave us a comment below!

Looking for more Paint-A-Pillow fun?

  • Shop our Paint-A-Pillow kits and find the perfect design for your home!
  • Follow us on  Pinterest to see awesome inspirational photos!
  • Have you completed a pillow project? Come share it on Facebook!

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!

Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Home.About Us.Site Map .Entries (RSS) .Comments (RSS)