Don’t you just love a cute painted pillow?
We do too, and we also love an easy paint project!
Painting on fabric is easy and fun, and dare I say a little addictive!
To make these Christmas pillows gather up the following supplies:
Supplies needed to Paint A Pillow
A pillow cover (I use burlap pillow covers), you can find canvas covers at Ikea, or here online.
We always use FAT Paint in your chosen colour (available in 4oz sample sizes)
A stencil brush (like these available at here)
A Stencil (Front Porch Mercantile carries lots in our Moncton and Lunenburg stores)
A board or piece of plastic that fits into your pillow
Paper Towel for dabbing the paint off
Easy How-To Steps for your own Painted Pillow
Simply place the plastic or cardboard inside your pillow (this stops the paint from going through to the other side)
Place your stencil entered on the pillow (Make sure the zipper is on the bottom) You can tape it or just hold it with your hand (my chosen way, but I am impatient) :)
Pick your FAT Paint artisan chalk paint colour (I used Red Barchetta and Emerald Green for this pillow), dip your stencil brush into the paint and then offload as much paint as you can on the paper towel. You want to use s fairly dry brush, you may want to practice on another piece of fabric first, to get your groove on. Use circular or dabbing motion with your stencil brush to stencil.
Remove the stencil and step back and ohh and ahh at your awesome work!
Wait until your FAT Paint is dry (should be dry in 10-15 mins) and stuff your pillow and you are done!
Told you, easy peasy.
You can use most fabric covers as long as they are plain. We love using burlap, but any plain case will work.
Thanks for popping in, happy painting!
ps…don’t want to paint your own pillow? We have several different Christmas Pillows in the shop, come on in and see us