Have you been wanting to try hand painting on fabric as I have for a while? This easy DIY throw pillow cover project was just perfect for this idea!
I used my Ikonart Stencil making machine to make my floral stencil because my freehand needs work and I wanted this throw pillow cover to be really good. If you don’t have one yet you can use my affiliate code: amysadler to get a 15% discount.
I hope that this post shows you how easy it is to create handmade, high-impact DIY’s with the Ikonart Stencil Maker because it is such a game-changer in my projects.
Easy DIY ThRow pillow covers
- Speedball Black Ink
- Clipart or Art work for your stencil
- Acrylic paint colors of choice
- Throw Pillow cover – I got mine at Hobby Lobby half off it was $2.50
- Ikonart Stencil Kit (Code:amysadler) – The kit comes with everything you need to start making stencils immediately
- Pillow form
how to make an easy diy throw pillow cover
- Find Your Artwork
I got mine on etsy (here) but I have also made my own in Procreate and Canva for text.
- Create Your Stencil
Follow the instructions for making your stencil here.
- Protecting Your Pillow Cover
Insert a piece of cardboard or something to stop your paint from going through to the backside of your pillow cover. I used a dollar tree canvas board.
- Place Stencil on Pillow Cover
When your stencil is ready, place it on your throw pillow cover where you want it.
- Applying Ink Over Stencil
Use speedball black ink and “scrape” it over your stencil.
- Scaping on the Ink
I wanted a vintage look so I didn’t press my ink in hard.
- Peel and Rinse Your Stencil
Peel your stencil and place it in a bucket of water if you can’t rinse it in the sink immediately.
- Let Ink Dry + Choose Paint
While the speedball ink is drying, choose the colors of acrylic paint for your project.
- Prepping Acrylic Paint
Use an artist tray with a place for water or have a cup of water close
- Water Down Paint
Dip your paint brush in water and add water to your paint color so that it is watered down significantly.
- Start Painting and Have Fun
Paint your throw pillow cover with the watered down paint just like a coloring book
Let the paint dry then display it beautifully in your home!
Look how good this turned out! I think they are precious.
It brought a beautiful touch to my living room.
I tried it out in a few different places. I really love how it compliments my other decor.
PS – Check out these unique valances. Can you believe I made them? I did! You can see how I did it here.
Kim Waldorf says
This pillow is so cute, Amy! Nice job. I will always love those valances!
Kim, you’re the sweetest!