I love to refresh our front porch every season; however, to buy new pillows every season is way too expensive. An easy and inexpensive way to refresh a space is to make your own pillow covers. I haven’t made pillow covers for our front porch pillows since last year. When we started brainstorming for video ideas with our friends over at Homes.com I knew that I wanted to make a video to share with the world just how to stencil a pillow and how easy they are to sew! This is a great beginners sewing project as well as paint/stenciling project.
Here is my complete video to share just how I created this trendy painted spring pillow cover:
So after watching the video, do you think you can create your own custom painted spring pillow cover?
As I shared in the video. Whenever you are painting fabric its best to use a fabric medium mixed into acrylic paint.
Painting via stencil helps you practice patience. You must be patient since stenciling does take time (but totally worth it)!
This is the first time I’ve ever made burlap pillow covers for our porch. I’m in love with the rustic look and how they turned out!
So do you like how the pillows turned out? Do you find yourself creating new pillows seasonally?
Disclosure: We have a working relationship with Homes.com and are video brand ambassadors for 2013 (thus we are compensated). As always all opinions are our own.