Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Woman Who Do It All: Painted Throw Pillows

Friday, July 15, 2011

Woman Who Do It All: Painted Throw Pillows

Hi Guys in-case you guys didn't make it over to Woman Who do it All to see my Painted Throw Pillow Post last week, I thought I would post it here as well. I just copied and pasted the post, so here it goes. Enjoy!

Oh and have a Happy Weekend!

Happy Fourth of July to everyone today! I am so excited to now be apart of Women Who Do It All. I thought since today is my first official post, I would give a little intro about me and my piece of bloggy land first.


I am Danielle and my home is over at Blissful and Domestic. I love to blog about sewing, crafts, recipes,home-school, etc. Basically anything that allows me to use my creative gene. I love thrift stores and re-purposing, which is mainly what you will expect from me. I love taking someone's cast offs and make them into something fantastic. We just moved into our first home about 2 months ago and have been fixing it up. 


I have two red heads, who crack me up every day.


an awesome hubby who is great at supporting my random craft habits:>
Poor man never knows what he will come home to.
He is great at supporting and inspiring my ideas, and with expressions like this one, what's not to love?


So that about sums me up
I know we will all become vast bloggy friends,
which I am totally stoked about

Now onto the tute...

Today I am sharing a simple pillow how to. As I mentioned before, we just moved into our home a month or so ago. Because of this, we are in need of some cuteness. I found a piano bench at a thrift store, but it looked bare all by its lonesome. I decided to add some pillow flare to help give it some character.

Here is what you need:


Just some acrylic paints, brushes, and a few scraps of fabrics.
My pillows are 13 1/2 x 11 inches
I also used a stencil I purchased off off Ebay.
You could use freezer paper as a stencil also.


I used cardboard as my workspace, so my table didn't get paint on it. You might want to do the same. Put your stencil down on your fabric and paint. Gently pull off stencil and repeat till you make your desired design. I did a row down the middle.


Let dry.

Once  your front piece is dry, put it right sides together and sew around the edges, leaving a 2 inch gab. This gab is where you will be able to right side it out and stuff with filling.


Once you have right sided it out, you can start filling it. I didn't buy filling I simply used an old pillow that was not in use. It was free and a great way to re-purpose (trust me you will hear this word a lot from me live it, enjoy it:>)

These pillows are great because you really can do so much. You can see below that I even added a ruffle and on another I skipped the stencil altogether and opted for my children's hand prints. The possibilities are endless:>


Hope you guys enjoyed that, if you missed it the first time. Also remember you still have a few more days to enter the Whimsybell Giveaway.


Go ahead click HERE for the details.

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