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Along Abbey Road | A Lifestyle And Family Blog : DIY Stencil Pillows


DIY Stencil Pillows

It is absolutely amazing what pillows can do for a couch. In our case (no pun intended), pillows have blossomed our little, tiny, hand-me-down couch into a cozy, festive spot to hang out!

These fun DIY throw pillows add the perfect amount of TLC! 

The burlap pillow covers are especially awesome for the fall/winter season because they have a fun texture and are easy to add personality by stenciling fun designs and words!

Here is the blank slate I started with. It doesn't look terrible, but this pillow definitely looks a little homely and is missing the finishing touch.

Let's get this stenciling party started!


-Pillow cover
-Acrylic paint
-Sponge brush


Step 1) Place cardboard inside pillow cover to provide support to stencil on and prevent bleeding

Step 2) Place stencil on desired position on pillow. Make sure to measure the placement so it is symmetrical and balanced!

Step 3) Holding stencil in place, dab paint onto stencil until completely covered. Remember, dabbing is the key to stenciling--strokes just make it messy!

Step 4) Add embellishment stencils around the word to give it more visual interest

Step 5) Let air dry about 30 minutes and put pillow cover back on. You now have a finished product that looks absolutely fabulous!

Isn't getting crafty the best?

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At November 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said...

Super cute!! I love the rustic look of the burlap!

At November 2, 2011 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Emma Frances said...

So cute and easy! I love it! All of your pillows are adorable! I hate our pillows so this is a craft I will definitely be doing soon! Haha.

At November 3, 2011 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is so cute! I was actually planning on experimenting with painting designs on my pillow using masking tape sometime today or tomorrow, so when I saw this post title I was like AH. CLICK! The end result looks absolutely fab. Way to go!

<3 Daryl
Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

At November 3, 2011 at 4:18 AM , Blogger Alyx said...

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At November 3, 2011 at 4:19 AM , Blogger Alyx said...

This is definitely something that I need to try - it looks easy enough for even someone as uncreative as me to do without too much trouble! So cute!!

At November 3, 2011 at 5:02 AM , Blogger nicole said...

i just tried this the other weekend - love how it came out!

At November 3, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Melu103 said...

what a cute idea!

:) can't wait to decorate my own house!

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At November 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

these are so adorable, great job!

At November 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Veronika Novotny said...

What a gorgeous idea, and your home is SO lovely!! I adore the art on the wall & the pillows of course are the sweetest. Happy Friday, girly!! xo veronika

ps - a BIG congrats on raising money for Breast Cancer Research. Yay!!

At November 4, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Blogger two birds said...

what a cute idea! i have a love of throw pillows, so i might have to try this!


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