If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been in a crazy pillow-making frenzy. Truly though, new pillows can do wonders for giving a lift to your home design. Add some ombre and a heart to the pillow lineup and you’ve hit the jackpot. Obviously I made this one in celebration of Valentine’s Day, but this beauty will perch happily on our couch for the remainder of the year.
-red fabric paint
-white fabric paint
-foam stencil brush
-white envelope pillow cover
1) Insert your cardboard piece into the pillow cover (I used this tutorial to make the envelope pillow cover… it seriously the easiest sewing project, ever). Center your heart stencil in the middle. Using 1 inch pieces of tape, tape around the stencil in the heart shape. Next, tape off your stripes inside the tape heart to your desired width.
2) Squeeze a generous amount of red fabric paint onto your tray (in my case my heart stencil double as my paint tray). Starting from the bottom, paint your first stripe red. Next, add about two generous drops of white paint into the red paint and mix well. Paint your next stripe. Add another two drops of paint, mix well, and paint the next stripe. Continue this process until finished.
3) Allow the paint to try for at least 2 hours. Once dry, remove the tape and cardboard insert. Place your heart cover on your pillow form and show off that sassy new pillow. After all, it’s the cutest pillow you now own.