How-to: Put a Pattern on Plain Pillows

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Paint Everything!

Paint Everything!

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Materials Needed:

  • 18" x 18" pillow covers (we went with pink)
  • fabric paint (any color)

Step 1

Make a stencil: On the matte side of a sheet of freezer paper, draw or trace a design. Use a crafts knife to cut out the stencil, creating negative space where the paint will go. (Or buy a premade stencil.)

Step 2

Iron the pillow cover and lay it flat on a protected surface. Put the stencil on top, shiny side down. Iron it on.

Step 3

Using a foam pouncer, fill in the stencil with crafts paint. Remove the stencil while the paint is still slightly wet. Let dry, then repeat until the design is complete.

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