Stenciling DIY Accent Pillows Using the Mermaid Stencil
Welcome back, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. We hope you were able to spend time enjoying the beautiful outdoors this past weekend. If your outdoor space needs a little Summer pick-me-up, then we have the perfect craft project for you. Painted accent pillows are super easy, lots of fun, and an inexpensive way to add a splash of color to your space. Let’s take a look at a creative Paint-A-Pillow project.
We’d like to introduce Lauren, the creative DIYer behind the blog The Mom Home Guide. Lauren admits that she loves the idea of making DIY accent pillows. So when we introduced her to Paint-A-Pillow, she jumped at the chance to try it. She commented, “I have never stenciled a pillow before and thought it would be fun!” Lauren ordered the Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit, a white pillow cover, and Jacquard Fabric Paint in navy blue and apple green. We’ll give you a quick peek at her DIY stenciled outdoor accent pillow and then we’ll show you how she created it.
We love how this geometric pattern looks against her painted Adirondack chairs!
Lauren was excited when her Paint-A-Pillow kit was delivered. she was even happier to realize that just one kit included everything she needed to take this project from start to finish. With her Mermaid Paint-A-Pillow kit in hand, she read through the simple instructions that were included.
For this project, Lauren chose to paint the design in one color, navy blue, using the dense foam roller.
** If you’re recreating this at home, be careful not to overload the roller with too much 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. When the accent pillow was dry, Lauren added antique silver round cone studs.
The studs added the finishing touch to Lauren’s accent pillows. She stuffed the insert into the cover and wahla, they were complete.
Lauren commented, “I love how my stenciled pillows came out! I think they look great on my spray-painted Adirondack chairs. This was a fun project!”
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow Team
Hi! Thanks for sharing my project! I really had a lot of fun using the Paint a Pillow kit — when a friend recently visited, she said my pillows looked like designer pillows. Thanks, Paint a Pillow! :)
Hello there! :) You are quite welcome! It’s just that… well, how could we not! Thank you for sharing with us and to know of the satisfaction of home made “designer” pillows ^_^