It’s no secret around here that I love fabric painting. My Fabric Painting Tips post that I did last year remains one of the most popular articles on my site to date. I guess everyone is a fan of fabric painting. For me, I think fabric painting, when correctly done, gives a professional look to a handmade item. Unfortunately, I don’t get to fabric paint as much as I would like, so when ILovetoCreate.com offered to send me a box of fabric painting goodies, I said, “Heck, yeah!”. A special thanks to them for supplying the products for today’s project. But even if they had not, this is still a project that I would want to do and showcase to you. Because fabric painting is just plain fun. Today I have an easy painted and stenciled pillow cover project. With the correct supplies and technique, this can be a fun afternoon craft.
- Tulip Pillow Cover
- Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Chocolate and Celadon
- Tulip Foam Roller
- Tulip Bird Stencil
- Tulip Stencil Adhesive
- Also: plastic tray for paint, painter’s tape for stripes
Begin by taking the canvas pillow cover from the packaging and ironing the wrinkles out of it. I didn’t place cardboard in the pillow cover that I did and I had no paint bleeding, but it may be smart to place one in there just to be safe. Following the directions on the stencil adhesive, apply the stencil to one corner of the pillow cover.
Pour chocolate Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in the tray and cover the foam roller. Apply paint to the stencil.
Let the paint dry for a few minutes, then remove the stencil.
To create the stripes, use painter’s tape to mark off the stripes.
Apply celadon Tulip Soft Fabric Paint to the stripes.
Let dry and remove tape.
Let the paint dry completely before stuffing the cover with your favorite pillow! The canvas is pretty sturdy– heavy enough for indoors or outdoors.
Want to see fabric painting in action? Here’s a quick tutorial on Fabric Painting with Stencils.
Want more fabric painting? See this Bride to Be Shirt and Minnie/Hello Kitty Character Shirts!
That’s beautiful. I love how the bird area was blocked off, it really highlights it!
Melanie, this pillow is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the colors, the stencil, everything! Well done!
Your pillow tutorial is beautiful and you make it look really easy.
amy @ one artsy mama says
That is SO pretty, Melanie! I love it! I need one in teal and yellow and gray for my new couch!
I love how the pillow turned out and the colors you chose. This would be so easy to customize with color to fit any decor.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I love this project! It’s gorgeous!! I need to try this. Pinning!
It turned out really pretty, and looks like even something my craft-challenged hands could do.
You definitely could! Let me know if you give it a whirl.
Marlys (This and That) says
I love this pillow cover… It would work perfect in my bedroom. This is one of the next projects I want to try… Now just to get my sewing machine fixed and figure out how to use it. Pinning
Laura Kelly says
This turned out so super awesome! I love it…
Wow so lovely. Very good tutorial.