This is a sponsored post in partnership with Blueprint Social and Tulip for your Home.
I love pillows… there I said it. Yes, I have a pillow addiction. Is there pillow therapy group?? It’s really all Molly’s fault – one visit to her house and suddenly my NEED for pillows everywhere appeared. BUT, I am also cheap thrifty so I can’t bring myself to pay the $10-25 prices per pillow in the store. So I thrift for pillows, buy my feather pillow inserts at thrift stores for super cheap, and I even make some of my own pillow covers. So when Tulip For Your Home sent me some of their new products to try and it was my job to create a PILLOW cover – I was quite the happy blogger.
Here’s the fun products I pulled out of my box! Create a pillow and get to use a chevron stencil??– yes, please!!
Tulip has been around for a long time, but they just recently have come out with a new line of products (soft fabric paint, stencils, pillow covers) specifically designed with the DIYer in mind. The possibilities are endless – curtains, pillows, rugs, even using the stencils to paint on furniture? So many possibilities. They have so many more stencils than the ones pictured above too – owls, polka dots, stripes, houndstooth, and so much more.
For my project I used:
- a gray pillow cover
- Sunflower matte soft fabric paint
- Nickel metallic soft fabric paint
- Foam roller
- Chevron stencil
- Rose stencil
- Stencil adhesive spray
I first ironed the pillow cover and then to protect from any paint bleed through, I put a piece of waxed paper inside the pillow cover.
Here’s the 2 colors I chose – a nickel metallic paint and a matte yellow paint. I loved how these paints went on the fabric. They are really soft on the fabric and I love the metallic paint!
I have used other spray adhesives, but Tulip’s Stencil Adhesive Spray was pretty amazing! You spray the matte side of the stencil, then stick it on the fabric. It was super tacky and stuck very well, but didn’t leave any residue at all on the fabric.
I used a paper plate for the paint for easy cleanup. Then it was just to use the reusable/washable foam roller to roll on the metallic nickel paint.
Let dry for a few minutes and then peel the stencil off. It left amazingly sharp lines!
There are so many options with these stencils and paint. You could leave your pillow like that or you can layer your stencils and paint!
After letting the chevron metallic paint dry, I got ready to do a design in yellow on top. Same process – spray back of stencil with spray adhesive, stick on fabric (it has arrows to help you line everything up!), and then roll on the paint.
Peel off and there is my finished design!
So much fun! I am itching to create some more chevron pillows – I really like that stencil. And bonus it has marks so you could do a repeat design so you could use it to stencil curtains, furniture, a wall, etc.
It looks pretty great in my living room!
Be sure to check out Tulip for your Home and I Love to Create sites below. They have some great ideas – I spent some time browsing their blog yesterday and found some things I want to try.
- Follow I Love to Create on Facebook
- Follow I Love to Create on Twitter
- Follow I Love to Create on Pinterest:
- Follow their blog: http://ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com
Do you like to create your own pillows? Have you ever painted or stenciled on fabric before?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blueprint Social and Tulip for your Home. I was provided product at no cost and compensated for my time, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Check out some other designs created with products from Tulip for your Home: