How to Stencil a Throw Pillow | Farmhouse Tile Stencil Pillow Project

How to Stencil a Throw Pillow | Farmhouse Tile Stencil Pillow Project

Throw some style around your home with this Farmhouse Stenciled Pillow from Oak Lane Studio.

Here's what you'll need:

What you'll need

Preparing the Sham and Stencil

Plain white throw pillowRemove pillow insertPillow shamCardboard small enough to fit through openingInsert cardboard into shamRepositionable Spray AdhesiveSpray one side of stencilAllow to cure for 30-60 secondsPlace over sham, tacky side down

First, remove the pillow insert from the sham.

If needed to keep your pillow sham flat, cut a square of cardboard as large as will fit into the unzipped sham opening.

Next, spray one side of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive.

Wait thirty to sixty seconds for the spray to cure.

Then, position it over the pillow sham where you'll want the pattern to go.

Mixing the Color and Fabric Medium

Paper plateNavy Blue Americana Acrylic PaintPour out a small amountTitanium WhiteBoth colorsMix until blended completelyFabric MediumEqual amount to paintMix completely

Thoroughly shake your bottle of Navy Blue Americana Acrylic Paint prior to pouring out a small amount onto a paper plate.

Add half as much Titanium White and mix well.

Once blended, add an equal amount of fabric medium and mix until uniform in color and consistency.


Soak bristle and remove excess paintStipple paint through stencilLight coatsContinue until color is evenPeel away stencilStenciling complete

To avoid blotchiness, remove excess paint from the brush by swirling it repeatedly on a stack of paper towels.

Apply the color in light coats either by swirling the paint onto the fabric or by lightly stippling.

Continue until the color is even throughout the entire pattern.

When finished painting, carefully peel away the stencil.

Locking in the Color

Ironing boardPlace clean fabric over shamLightly iron

To lock the color into the fabric, place a piece of cloth over the top and add heat (but not steam) using an iron.

Pillow insertCarefully reinsert Beautiful!

All that's left to do is replace the pillow insert, sit back, and enjoy the fresh new look of your home decor!

Enjoy your "new" throw pillow!

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