*This beautiful stencil was sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils but all views and opinions of this product are my own!*
I’m back with another great stenciled pillow project for you from Paint a Pillow, a sister company to Cutting Edge Stencils. Can I say how amazing these pillow kits are? They come all set up and ready to paint. There is cardboard inserted into the pillow to give a hard surface for painting. It is placed inside a kit which holds the stencil in place while painting. It’s so easy and then the actual part of stenciling doesn’t take that long.
Stenciling your pillow is fairly easy and it comes with instructions on how to do it properly with your pillow kit. You can also find detailed instructions on their website. I would advise, as they share in their directions, to start with the lighter colors first. With my previous pillow I did for Halloween, I didn’t use a paintbrush and I just used a roller so I didn’t need to worry about switching colors. They do work a little differently.
Not only am I teaming up with Cutting Edge Stencils for this project but also with 18 other talented bloggers for our Create and Share Monthly Challenge. We take one item and make something unique with that item. It’s so fun to see what everyone creates and man these girls are talented ladies! Here are the months where I have participated!
Now onto the how-to of the pillow! Here is what I started with and the paint colors I chose were Turquoise, Pink, Violet, and Yellow for the stars on top of the trees.
I started with the yellow and painted each star and the moved from the lighter colors all the way to the darkest colors when painting my pillow. As you can see I started painting the small stripes in the second tree on the left purple but I ended up not loving that choice.
I needed a smaller brush to paint this and unfortunately didn’t have any on hand. In our Create and Share group we like to make our projects unique so I decided to use some fabric paint which you can buy at any craft store or the paint a pillow website. I put the glue where the small stripes were and then sprinkled some silver glitter on top and I LOVE how it turned out! Makes it just a little bit more unique and sparkly…I love sparkly things! 🙂
All that’s left to do is let everything dry and then insert the pillow inside of the cover and you have a beautiful handmade pillow! I typically don’t use bright colors with my holiday decor but I thought it would be fun to make something a little different so that it would stand out from my other decorations!
Now head on over to these other talented ladies’ websites and see what they’ve created with these adorable Holiday stencils! You also have a chance to win a stencil of your own worth up to $50! We are giving away 5 of them so please make sure to sign up below for a chance to make your own Holiday pillow or craft!
1. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Rustic Reindeer Crate
2. Refashionably Late ~ Christmas Pillow
3. Tastefully Frugal ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Shadow Box
4. Pocketful of Posies ~ Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art
5. Domicile 37 ~ Edgy Reindeer Tapestry
6. Casa Watkins ~ Noel Stenciled Planter Basket
7. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Rusty Reindeer Wall Art
8. Around the Watts House ~ Holiday Tote Bag
9. Penny Love Projects ~ Window Wall Rack
10. Flourish and Knot ~ Stenciled Table Runner
11. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Chalkboard Merry and Bright Sign
12. Up To Date Interiors ~ Noel Basket
13. Our House Now A Home ~ Rustic Reindeer Canvas Wall Art
14. The House Down The Lane ~ Reindeer Wall Art with Lights
15. Green with Decor ~ Christmas Craft with Stencil and Frame
16. Pretty Practical Home ~ DIY Hot Cocoa Tray
17. A Shade of Teal ~ DIY Christmas Tree Glitter Sign
18. Uncookie Cutter ~ Hanging Ornament Boards
19. One Mile Home Style ~ DIY Stenciled Scrap Wood Holiday Art
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I hope everyone has a great weekend! We will be heading to meet Santa on Saturday and my daughter can’t wait! She’s 2 so she’s starting to understand this whole Santa thing. Aren’t the holidays 100 times better when you can watch the excitement through your child’s eyes? I love it!