In my opinion, some words should be eliminated from the English language. “Throw pillows” is one of them, and only “decorative pillows” should be allowed.
Let’s think about it. The word decorative is an adjective. It’s a harmless adjective that describes things.
But the word throw? That’s a verb.
And my family takes their verbs seriously.
In their defense, I don’t think they are actually treating my decorative pillows like footballs.
It’s just that if a pillow happens to get knocked on the floor while they are hunkered down on the couch, they don’t think much of it.
After all … it’s just a throw pillow, not a work of art.
From now on, the words “throw pillows” aren’t allowed.
I’ve made some new farmhouse pillows for my couches, and I’d better not find a single one of them on the floor. 🙂
Here’s how to make them in about 10 minutes, with a few tips to make them even easier.
How to Make Simple Farmhouse Decorative Pillows
Only a few supplies are needed: (affiliate links included for your convenience)
~ linen blend pillow covers (I actually got mine at Hobby Lobby, but the linen blend ones are similar.)
~ pillow inserts (Read tip #3 below.)
~ stencil brush or foam roller (I used a brush.)
~ fabric paint
TIP #1: When stenciling on fabric, I use painter’s tape to position the stencil, then put wide shipping tape over it and all around the edge of the fabric.
You’ll avoid accidentally getting paint outside the stencil area and ruining your pillow cover. It’s worth the extra step.
TIP #2: Slide a large ceramic tile inside the pillow cover before stenciling. It covers up the bump where the closure is so the stencil will lay flat. It also keeps the paint from bleeding through to the back side of the pillow. Just wash off the tile and you can reuse it over and over. I paid less than $1 for a large tile. You can also look for covers that have a zipper closure on one side, not across the middle.
Tip #3: If you like your pillows nice and full, buy an insert that’s one size larger than the cover. You won’t end up with empty corners and saggy pillows.
Remember when I was shopping for new lights? This is one of them that we picked. It has seeded glass and an industrial vibe my husband and I could both agree on. It can be purchased online HERE, but we found one less expensive locally.
I put some of them in blue Ball jars inside my vintage style upcycled clementine crate.
Now, I’m off to find a pretty basket that my family can put the pillows in when they want to sit down! 🙂
Since Valentine’s Day is next week, I put together a fun new video about my Vintage Sign Stencils.
I’m still a total newbie at making videos, but I’d appreciate it you could like, share, and comment on it, which tells YouTube and Google to make it show up in searches.
Thanks so much!
Vaya con Dios,
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