Thursday, July 12, 2012

Personalized drop cloth pillow tutorial

I love pillows.  Love to change em around, personalize em, make em.  They just add a little something special to your decor, you know?


So, I wanted/needed some new pillows for various places in my house.  As usual, budget was low.  I have plenty of old pillows to use for stuffing, so I just needed the covers.  I also wanted them to work with my new design vision: cottage chic, funky junk, whatever you want to call it.  I didn't want new shiny pillows from the store.  I had some dropcloths that I had bought to make curtains out of, so I started there. 


First, make your pillow cover with any tutorial you wish.  We have an easy one here.


Then, buy or make a stencil.  I used my vinyl cutter to make a seahorse, then pulled the seahorse out and used the outline for my stencil.  I especially like this because I was able to adhere my stencil to the pillow.




Then, I took out a sharpie and colored it in.  Here is what I came up with.  




So easy, my 11 year old can do it!






14 COMMENTS:

Colleen said...

What a great idea and so easy! I can see my three kids being put to work immediately :-)

Unknown said...

What a great way of changing up a pillow in such a cute and simple way!
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Anonymous said...

Lorie
I Love sharpies. I have not thought to use them like paint what a great idea. May I use your idea?
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The Prudent Pantry said...

What a great idea. This looks so easy yet it makes a huge difference. Can't wait to try it!

I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

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Have a great day!

Donna said...

WOW!! This is so cool and you made it sound so easy. Going drop cloth and vinyl shopping soon - I already own plenty of Sharpies. Saw your photo and link on House of Hepworths.

Dixie Delights said...

I love these pillows!!

Pamela R said...

Wow what a simple, brilliant idea! How well does this hold up to the wash however?

Albert Jackson said...

Super easy and fun! It might be right logic skills of children. Thanks so much!

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