Create Beautiful Accent Pillows with a Paint-A-Pillow Kit
Good morning, my crafty friends. Did you have a snow day yesterday? The folks here at Cutting Edge Stencils did! Hopefully if you had the chance to sleep in, you also had some time to think about your bedroom decor. Sometimes all it takes to freshen up a space is some new accent pillows. Come see how one of our blogger pals used our favorite DIY kit, Paint-A-Pillow, to spruce up her bedroom.
We’d like to welcome back Kristi, the creative gal behind the blog Notes For My Little Ladies. Kristi has used our stencils for several crafty projects around her home so we reached out to her to see if she wanted to try Paint-A-Pillow. Of course she said yes, especially because she’s been working on a bedroom makeover. In fact, you can read about her bedroom projects using our Sophia Trellis Allover Stencil, here and here. She ordered the Antico Paint-A-Pillow kit with a white pillow cover, Jacquard Paint in neutral gray and yellow, along with an extra pillow cover, gray tassels, and bronze studs. First, we’ll give you a quick glimpse of her stenciled accent pillows and then we’ll fill you in on the details.
These accent pillows are a gorgeous addition to her bedroom makeover! Now let’s see how you can recreate them.
Kristi was super excited to receive her Paint-A-Pillow kit in the mail. She opened the package, which included everything she needed to complete the project. Yup,the package contained the pillow covers, pillow inserts, paint, a stencil brush, a roller, and embellishments. After reading through the simple instructions that were included in the kit, she was ready to start painting. For this project, Kristi chose to paint the lace-like design in neutral gray using a dense foam roller.
** 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!
Kristi then cleaned off her stencil in a sink so she could paint her second accent pillow. For the second pillow, she painted the same design in yellow and neutral gray using a stencil brush.
We always recommend starting with the lighter color when working with multiple colors.
After the second pillow was painted, Kristi lifted the stencil to reveal the design.
Now she was ready for the fun part, embellishing them! Kristi chose to embellish her pillow with bronze studs.
She pushed the studs through the fabric.
Then flipped the fabric over and pushed the prongs down with a flat pencil.
The bronze studs add a designer flair to the pillow.
When the pillow covers were complete, Kristi stuffed the pillow inserts into the painted covers. And there you have it! That’s how she created these stylish accent pillows.
Kristi said, “What I love about Paint-A-Pillow is that the possibilities are endless! Each pillow design is able to be personalized however you like!”
Tell us: What color would you stencil the Antico pattern? 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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- Have you completed a pillow project? Come share it on Facebook!
Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow Crew