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Easy DIY Painted Pillowcase

Written by Emily Buys

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DIY Painted Pillowcase

With Spring seems to come energy and creativity; for me anyway. I love clearing out the home of unwanted debris, and revamping with new, fun and fresh decor pieces. Of course, the most affordable way to go about decorating would be with the DIY option! There are so many cute things one can do on their own; and surprisingly when one thinks they don’t have the skill or talent. If crafting doesn’t seem to be the easiest thing for you, but you are on a budget, or really want to try your hand at do-it-yourself projects, then I’ve got just the project for you. With help from ILTC’s NEW Tulip For Your Home program, these DIY Painted Pillow Covers are easy as pie.

To be honest, I never would have guessed that making a decorative pillow could be so simple. I don’t want to keep all the secrets for myself – I want to share so you can get crafting too! I am going to teach you how to create a layered paint and stencil design pillowcase. The fantastic thing about this skill is how versatile it is. You can layer paint and stencil designs on just about anything! Tulip For Your Home has all the products you need to make this happen too!

DIY Painted Pillowcase Supplies

To get started on your DIY Painted Pillowcase, you will need the following items:

  • pillowcase
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint (2 different colors)
  • Tulip Stencil Spray Adhesuve
  • large textile stencil
  • small motif stencil
  • Tulip Paint Roller
  • piece of wax paper

1. Begin by placing wax paper inside pillow cover to prevent bleeding.

2. Spray matte side of large stencil with Tulip Stencil Spray Adhesive.

3. Press stencil in place, adhesive side down, to create a temporary bond to fabric.

DIY Painted Pillowcase

4. Use Tulip Paint Roller to apply paint evenly over stencil openings. 

DIY Painted Pillowcase

5. Lift stencil off of pillowcase and allow paint to dry thoroughly before applying motif stencil.

DIY Painted Pillowcase

6. Spray motif stencil with spray adhesive and press on pillow cover just as you did with the large stencil.

DIY Painted Pillowcase

7. Repeat painting process as in step four.

DIY Painted Pillowcase

8. Reveal design and let dry completely before stuffing pillow cover with pillow.

 

Now that my painted pillow is complete, my daughter and I are arguing over which room gets to be adorned with it. It’s a toss up between the family room and the little girl’s bedroom! I think she just might win. We may have to make a matching lampshade in pink!

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