DIY Painted Pillow Tutorial: An Inexpensive Way to Customize Your Home

by Tina on October 17, 2013

in Decor, DIY, our home


I am forever on the hunt for quick and easy ways to decorate my home with inexpensive and unique designs.  I recently created these painted DIY pillows for my home and got so excited because the technique is so simple that you can even let your kids in on the fun and let them create a design for their bedroom or create a few extra pillows and give them as gifts.

To create your own DIY Painted Pillow you will need:

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An inexpensive cotton pillow (mine are from H&M)

Fabric PaintFabric Markersor Fabric Ink Pad

Stamps, Paint Brushes, and Rulers Optional, depending on your design

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Before you get started, make sure to fill your pillow with either a piece of cardboard or a plastic bag to keep the paint or ink from seeping onto the back.

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You can free hand your design like I did with paint and a paint brush or here are a few more glimpses of what the ladies did with the technique at our recent Craftenhagen using fabric ink pads, stamps, and a ruler!

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Happy Crafting!

Photography: Tina Fussell for Flying House Studios

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my scandinavian home October 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Such a fun idea. This could be a great project to do with my girls. Thanks for the idea!


Tina October 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Oh good! I’m so glad!


Trina October 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Great idea – thx for the inspiration. Might try this as a bday party craft soon. Will try it with my seven year old first though! Keep up the good work, Tina. Love checking your site everyday!


Tina October 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I think it would be perfect for a party!


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