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Craft Custom DIY Accent Pillows Using A Paint-A- Pillow Kit

Good morning, my craft  friends.  Cutting Edge Stencils knows that finding the perfect accent pillow can be difficult.  The right color, the perfect pattern, and an affordable price range make it a decorating challenge.  That’s why we love the idea of creating our own DIY pillows.  We’d like to welcome back 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.  Come take a look at today’s inspirational pillow project.

Paint-A-Pillow shares DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrow stencil pattern. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

We’d like to introduce Bonnie, the super creative crafter behind the blog Revolutionaries. Bonnie loves stenciling and has stenciled several projects using Cutting Edge Stencils.  She jumped at the chance to try one of our new Paint-A-Pillow kits. Bonnie mentions in her post that she has been looking for living room accent pillows for awhile and hasn’t been able to find anything that she loved or went with her color scheme.  She said, “The concept of receiving a fluffy pillow insert, a lovely linen cover, choosing an incredible design, and choosing beautiful colors that match my decor perfectly — um… am I in heaven?”   She ordered the  Indian Arrows stencil kit along with an extra pillow cover and several fabric paints in ruby red, turquoise, and black.   We’re going to give you a quick glimpse at her gorgeous stenciled accent pillow and then we’ll fill you on all the juicy details!

DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrows Paint-A-Pillow stencil kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Bonnie was so excited to receive her kit in the mail.  She said, “Even the packaging was impressive! I love it when companies care about the “little” details.”  The kit includes everything you need to make one accent pillow.  We’re talking about the stencil, pillow cover, pillow insert, fabric paint, and painting tools.  Don’t  you just love super easy DIY projects!

Paint-A-Pillow Indian Arrows stencil kit to make a DIY accent pillow. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Bonnie set up her craft station and was ready to go.  She poured her fabric paint into a foam tray.  For the first pillow, she decided to paint the arrow pattern in ruby red and black using a dense foam roller.

Red and black DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrows Paint-A-Pillow stencil kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-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, Bonnie peeled back the metal tabs holding the stencil in place and cleaned off the stencil in the sink. Then she was ready to stencil her second accent pillow.  She used the same stencil for her second pillow but changed the colors to turquoise and black.

Turquoise and black DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrows Paint-A-Pillow stencil kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Once the pillow covers were dry, Bonnie stuffed the pillow inserts inside and set them on her couch! Ready to see how it all turned out?

DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrows Paint-A-Pillow stencil kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Bonnie said, “Don’t they go beautifully with my embroidery hoop collage?” We think so!

Learn how to create DIY custome accent pillows using the Indian Arrow Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Paint-A-Pillow shares DIY accent pillows using the Indian Arrow stencil pattern. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/indian-arrows-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Want to win a free Paint-A-Pillow kit?  Of course you do!  Jump on over to Bonnie’s blog and enter her giveaway.

Tell us: What color would you paint the Indian Arrows stencil? 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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  • I would have to say the color orange

  • CESteam

    Great choice, Shaunie! Thanks for commenting.

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