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.
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.
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.
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!”
After reading through the simple instructions that were included in the kit, she was ready to start painting.
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.
** 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!
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.
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.
And when she flips them over she has this!
Or she could even mix and match her patterns. Either way these are guaranteed to dress up her pool area.
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!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow