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Create Designer Accent Pillows In A Snap With Paint-A- Pillow

Easily Create Custom Pillows With Paint-A- Pillow

Happy Friday, my craft friends. Do you have any fun craft projects lined up this weekend?  Well if you’re looking for ideas then you’re looking in the right place.  Cutting Edge Stencils is about to hand over the blog to our sister company, Paint-A-Pillow.  For those that missed it, we introduced Paint-A-Pillow here but to give you a quick refresher, it’s an innovative stenciling kit that will allow you to create your own designer accent pillows in a snap.  Today we’re sharing a stenciled pillow idea that will be fun to create and add a pop of color to your space. Come take a look…

Paint-A-Pillow shares how to create DIY designer accent pillows using the Tribe stencil pattern in a snap. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

We’d like to introduce Holly, the clever crafter behind the blog 504 Main. Holly has used Cutting Edge Stencils for multiple craft projects in the past and jumped at the chance to try our latest and greatest craft kit, Paint-A-Pillow.  It was perfect timing because Holly has been a busy craft bee with a backyard makeover.  She thought that new outdoor accent pillows were the perfect pops of color to add to her new space. She ordered the Tribe Paint-A-Pillow kit along with an extra pillow cover, rhinestones and several fabric paints in turquoise, apple green, and neutral gray.   We’re going to give you a quick glimpse at her stenciled creation and then we’ll fill you in on all the details!

A DIY stenciled accent pillow using the Tribe Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

So pretty right?  We knew you’d love them.  Ok, so here is how she crafted those beauties. Holly ordered the Tribe kit which included everything she needed to make one accent pillow.  We’re talking about the stencil, pillow cover, pillow insert, fabric paint, and painting tools.  The kit also comes ready to go as soon as the box is opened.

The Tribe Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

For this project, Holly used the Jacquard textile paint in neutral gray, apple green, and turquoise.

The Jacquard Fabric Paint for Paint-A-Pillow. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/shop-supplies-paint-a-pillow/pillow-paint.html

Once her craft area was set up, Holly was ready to go.  She poured her paint colors in to a foam tray.   Holly gave her readers this stencil tip, ” Begin with your lightest color and work into your darkest.”  Holly took her own advice and started painting the Tribe pattern in gray using the stencil brush.

Stenciling the Tribe pattern using a Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

** If you’re recreating this at home, be careful not to overload the brush with paint.  Bursh off the excess paint onto a folded paper towel until the brush 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.

Then she painted the green and blue stripes.

Stenciling the Tribe pattern using a Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Once the entire pillow cover was painted, Holly peeled back the metal tabs holding the stencil in place and cleaned off the stencil in the sink.

Stenciling the Tribe pattern using a Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Now she was ready for the fun part! Embellishing her pillows with rhinestones.  Holly placed the sparkly crystals along the turquoise stripe.

Embellish a stenciled Paint-A-Pillow with rhinestones. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/shop-supplies-paint-a-pillow.html

When the pillow covers were complete, Holly stuffed the inserts inside and placed them on her patio furniture!

A DIY stenciled accent pillow using the Tribe Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Ready to see how it all turned out? Holly mentions that she ” had so much fun making some new pillows for my home!” That’s awesome.  We think these look amazing!

A DIY stenciled accent pillow using the Tribe Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/tribe-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Want to win a free Paint-A-Pillow kit?  Makes a great holiday gift!  Jump on over to Holly’s blog and enter her giveaway.

Tell us: Do you like the idea of adding rhinestones to your Paint-A-Pillow? 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 Team

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  • JaneEllen

    For me I’d waive the rhinestones so I could use the pillow by my face, not have something in my face or on my neck. Otherwise I think the rhinestones look very pretty on the pillow cover, would depend on how pillow used.

  • Holly Daley

    A very clever way to update patio furniture for a real WOW factor.

  • CESteam

    Hi Holly!

    We sure think so! And because you have a million possibilities with these pillows you can spiff up any area of the home :) We are excited to see where our customers will put their Pain-a-Pillows!

  • CESteam

    Hi JaneEllen!

    We agree, it all depends on where and how you plan to use your pillow :) But we LOVE Holly’s new patio pillows!

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