Hand-painted Throw Pillows

by April
3 Materials
1 Hour
Hand painting boho style throw pillows is one of the most therapeutic DIY’s I’ve done recently. When you can’t find matching pillowcases in the store, what other way do you have left besides making your own? Fabric paint was a new medium to me and I’ll share on my blog 10 useful tips on painting fabric, check it out if you want to try it for yourself.
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Lay down the pillowcase flat and add cardboard or cardstock inside the pillowcase to prevent colors from bleed through to the opposite side.
Draw your design with a pencil. If you don’t trust your abilities to draw, use stencils. You could also print out from the internet an image that you like and transfer it to the DIY painted throw pillow using  graphite paper.I chose a very simple geometrical design and just drew it out with a pencil. I used different round objects for different sizes of circles and semi-moons.Start with a little bit of paint on the tip and slowly paint an outline. Then take a bigger brush and with horizontal strokes, fill out the whole space. I like the effect when you leave some gaps, it adds some texture to the painting but if you are not in the same camp, you can go ahead and paint it whole.Read more details about paint that I used, colors and all materials on my blog.
Let it dry flat for at least 24 hours and then you need to seal it with the heat. Set your iron on the lowest setting and use a cotton cloth on top.
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  • Stephanie Snyder Stephanie Snyder on Jan 10, 2021

    Where did you get the neutral colored throw pillows?

  • Amy Aube Amy Aube on Jan 14, 2021

    What type of fabric were the pillows made from. I was just wondering if the fabric paint would work on all fabrics. I love this project, I don’t want to ruin my pillows.

  • Mkh40711791 Mkh40711791 on Sep 13, 2021

    Inspired by your creativity, I'm going to try this. Any advice or instructions about washing the painted pillows ,does the paint come off or not ?

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