Stencil Your Own DIY Pillow Shams with Cutting Edge Stencils
Looking forward to a new year to redefine yourself and revitalize your home? Cutting Edge Stencils also can’t wait for the start of a fresh, new beginning for your home using stencils! And when it comes to fashionable home decor at a low price that you can do yourself, we are your ticket to success! Keep reading for some step-by-step tutorials on how to create some ultra chic DIY pillows with Cutting Edge Stencils designs!
Moroccan Stenciled Pillows
Our dear friends Tim and Mary, from the blog 17 Apart, stenciled these adorable pillow shams for their bedroom decor! They used Cutting Edge Stencils‘ Casablanca design, which is one of our most popular Moroccan Stencils! This gorgeous stencil pattern is sold in both an allover and craft version, but we recommend the craft size for smaller projects like these pillows (Small Craft Casablanca: $17.95). The redesign of the shams was super simple! First, grab all of your supplies! In this case those supplies included: Casablanca Craft Stencil, dense foam roller, Martha Stewart metallic multi-surface paint, paper towels, stencil brush, ordinary pillow shams, brown paper bag. First, the shams were ironed so that no creases would interfere with painting the design. Then, they stuffed the paper bag inside the shams to prevent the paint from bleeding onto the other side. The dense foam roller was then submerged in the metallic paint, and the excess was rolled off onto a paper towel before the stenciling began. Tim and Mary used team work to hold the stencil in place and apply the paint. Once one section was done, they’d reposition the stencil to match up and overlap with the previously stenciled section. Just repeat the process, wait for it to dry, and you’re done! Easy enough, no?
Acacia Allover Stenciled Shams
Erin, from the blog Lemon Tree Creations, delighted us with her adorable DIY pillow shams! She ended up using Cutting Edge Stencils’ Acacia Allover Stencil (retailed at $44.95) to design these enticing shams! Erin visited her local Lowe’s to pick up a creamy colored drop cloth, and then bleached it to create a lighter tone background for her stencil! Further prepping included cutting the fabric to fit the size of her pillows, and taping down a plastic drop cloth to her table as a way to prevent paint from seeping through! The dense foam roller was loaded with DecoArt’s SoSoft Fabric Paint in Prussian Blue, the excess paint was rolled off onto a paper towel, and Erin was ready to begin her stencil transformation! Three light coats of paint, a few repositions of the stencil, and a little sewing later, Erin’s shams sure came together! Not too shabby, Erin! :)
For more information and ideas on stenciling your pillows or shams, read our blog post, Stenciled DIY Pillows to Liven Your Home Decor. Purchase the stencil designs of your liking at our website www.cuttingedgestencils.com! Also, don’t foret to “like” us on facebook to stay updated on the latest news and looks from our customers!
Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Melissa and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew