Hi friends! Happy Hump Day!! I wanted to share with you a quick decor craft I did last night. A stencil pillow DIY. I tried a stencil on a pillow and I am so beyond thrilled with the result I got. I’m here today to show you a super quick and easy way to customize pillows! Seriously you guys, this Stencil Pillow DIY took me all of 20 minutes to do. So fast. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.)
I’ve been loving the arrows I’m seeing everywhere lately and have been wanting to add some into my decor somehow. I thought what a better way to add these cute little arrows than with some Valentine’s Day decor. You know? Cupid? Hearts? Arrows just fit right in.
STENCIL PILLOW DIY TUTORIAL
For this stencil pillow DIY, all you need are a few things (affiliates):
Pillow Cover. I used this one from Ikea
cardboard or other surface to prevent bleeding through the fabric
Textile Medium (optional)
Vinyl or other stencil material. I use this Con-Tact paper.
Your favorite cutting machine. I absolutely love my Cricut Explore Air.
If you’ve been looking for a cutting machine and can’t decide on which one to get, ( The Cricut and Silhouette are the top two) I highly recommend the Cricut Explore Air. When you buy the machine, you are given a free membership to their design program, which is a huge plus. I can upload any photo I want to this program and it will create a stencil for me, which is what I did for this project. I use it for all my wood signs, and anything I need a stencil for. It’s SO easy to use.
- Find your image
I found my image at graphicstock.com. They were so nice to give me a subscription to their site so that I could bring this craft to you. You can get the full image here. They have a 7 day free trial available so it won’t cost you anything if you want to browse around and check it out. I used a picture editor to cut out the part that I wanted, then saved it onto my computer. The image I used for my pillow can be downloaded by clicking this link: True Love Arrows PDF
2. Make it a stencil.
Literally all I did to make this Stenciled Pillow DIY was add the image I wanted to the cricut design space, adjust the size, and cut it out using my Cricut.
3. Apply the stencil to the pillow and press it into place.
4. Dab the paint on sparingly using a piece of paper towel.
I was going for a worn out look, so I didn’t overdo it with the paint.
This stencil pillow DIY project took probably all of 20 minutes to complete. What do you think? Are you gonna try it too?
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