Nautical Painted Burlap Pillow

I added a nautical touch to a simple burlap pillowcase to liven up my living room this summer. I used red white and blue paint and some simple stencil materials to achieve the final look.
A few tips for painting on burlap:

It will bleed. Use a spong brush and very little paint.

For this pillow case, line it with something so the paint does not seep to the other side.

Use paper stencils as a guide but don't anticipate perfect lines, your pillow will appear more hand painted.

A freezer paper stencil is the best way to get crisp lines.
Be sure to check out my post for the full tutorial and to see other DIY pillow inspiration.
Sarah Vanderkooy
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