Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Stenciled Pillows for a Mother's day gift with Martha!

Mother's day is coming FAST!  My mom moved last summer, and it was pretty stressful for her.  In her new house she has a 3 season porch, so I decided to make some pillows for the porch where she can relax!  Her colors are blue and yellow.

Here is what I used:
Martha Stewart Craft Supplies:
Stencils (Letter and Doily)
Stencil Brushes
Spray adhesive (pictured below)
Other supplies:
Canvas fabric
Sewing machine and other sewing tools(not pictured)
Painter's tape(Pictured below)

Detailed instructions for making pillow covers can be found HERE @ Shabby Beach Nest... I will just give an overview of what I did.  I am focusing on the stenciling part and not the sewing part. 

1. I cut out my pieces for the pillow covers. 

2. I used spray adhesive on the back of the stencil to help keep it in place. 

3. I used the stencil brush to pounce the paint on the stencil.  You want to have it be an up-and-down motion.  Also you don't want a ton of paint on the brush.  I used tape to block off other parts of the stencil so I wouldn't accidentally  paint over those.  

4. I did one layer, let it dry and then did the next layer, and so on.   Once all the paint had dried, I heat set it with an iron.

5. I pinned and sewed my cover together. 

I put my pillows inside. 
I love that you can make whatever design you want with colors to match your own decor!
The Martha Stewart paint is wonderful!   It showed up great on the dark color in one coat.   I also liked working with the stencils.   

For the yellow pillow I added letters.  To help keep them straight, I used tape to make a line.  I also used the tape to help keep the boarder straight too. 

 I hope that my mom likes them!

*** Disclosure: I was supplied with Martha Stewart Craft Supplies to make this project.  All my opinions are 100% honest!***



Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

So cute! I have those same circle stencils and LOVE them.

Pellie / Penny said...

very nice pillows. I'm sure your mom will love them.


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