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DIY Accent Pillows In A Snap + A Giveaway

Paint-A- Pillow Kits Easily Create DIY Accent Pillows

Good morning, my pillow painting friends.  How are those living room accent pillows looking?  Wait, you have no accent pillows or are they so lackluster you wish you didn’t have accent pillows?  Either way Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help.  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 how to make DIY designer accent pillows using Birch Forest and Tribe stencils. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/

We’d like to introduce Michele, the clever crafter behind The Scrap Shoppe Blog. We know that Michele loves crafting so we asked her if she’d like to try one of our new Paint-A-Pillow kits.  After looking over the website, she jumped at the chance! Michele’s living room is gray with navy and yellow accents so she was excited to be able to customize her pillows to match her current decor.  She ordered the Birch Forest  kit along with an extra pillow cover, Tribe Stencil pattern, and Antique Silver Studs. Are you curious as to how it all turned out?  Michele comments in her post, “What do you think of my new pillows? I am pretty much infatuated with them! And can you believe… I painted them? No seriously!.”  Here is what she created with her pillow stencil kit:

DIY designer accent pillows using Paint-A-Pillow. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/

We agree these are gorgeous!  Now let’s talk about how you could easily recreate these eye-catching pillow covers.

Michele excitedly opened her box to see that her kit included a stencil, pillow cover, pillow insert, fabric paint, and painting tools. Basically everything she needed to create a custom accent pillow. We love super easy DIY projects, don’t you?

Paint-A-Pillow kit comes ready to create gorgeous DIY accent pillows. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/

Michele opened the contents of the kit in her craft space and began stenciling.

Paint-A-Pillow kit comes ready to create gorgeous DIY accent pillows. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/

She poured her fabric paint into a foam tray.  Michele had chosen the Birch Forest pattern because she loves the idea of bringing a little nature indoors. She said, “I cannot even tell you how much this stencil appeals to me.” Next she used a dense foam roller to paint the tree-inspired pattern in navy blue.  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.

Stenciling a DIY accent pillow using the Birch Forest Allover pattern. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/birch-forest-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

Once the entire pillow cover was painted, Michele 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.  For her second pillow she chose the Tribe Stencil, a zippy chevron inspired pattern.  For this pattern, Michele chose to paint it in Goldenrod and navy.

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

To complete her Tribe stenciled accent pillow, Michele added Antique Silver Studs.  Ready to see how it all turned out?  Michele had this to say about her stencil project, “My husband didn’t believe at first that I had painted these pillow covers. He thought they were store bought! Even after feeling them. That’s pretty awesome, you guys!”

DIY designer accent pillows using Paint-A-Pillow. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/

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

Tell us: Which Paint-A-Pillow pattern do you prefer, the Birch Forest or Tribe? 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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  • Rosie Walsh

    Love the Birch Forest. Can imagine it in all sorts of wonderful colors.

  • CESteam

    Have you tried it Rosie?

  • Rosie Walsh

    CE, no I haven’t. Hoping to win the stencil! It is lovely, isn’t it?

  • CESteam

    Why yes it is :) Do send pictures if you do try it!

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