Boxwood Avenue

DIY Pom Pom Striped Pillow & A Cannon Rebel Giveaway

DIYChloe | Boxwood Ave.Comment

Did you know I used to make pillows? It was what my Etsy shop used to consist of! I have sewn more pillows in my life than I care to even think about, so when I found pre-sewn pillows on Darby Smart, I was one happy girl.

These pillows are a blank canvas - literally, and the possibilities are endless. I loved dressing this one up with some fun pom-poms and a pink stripe; with fall right around the corner, I've got plans for a second version that is more consistent with what I used to sell in my shop, so stay tuned for that!

By the way, next Monday I am launching a 4 week calligraphy bootcamp that's completely free! If you haven't signed up for e-mails yet, you should definitely get on that! E-mail subscribers will get the course delivered to their inbox on Sunday night! 

Supplies: Get the entire kit here!

Step 1: Wash and dry your pillow case. Iron out any wrinkles

Step 2: Use 2 pieces of masking tape to create a vertical stripe down one side of the pillow case. Use your fingertips to press the tape down, to prevent paint from seeping. 

Step 3: Insert something into the pillow to create a barrier so that the paint does not seep into the backside of the pillow. I used a paint stir stick, which worked perfectly, but a piece of cardboard would work great too! Use a foam brush to apply a coat of paint on the inside of the pieces of tape. Apply a second coat if needed. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape, and iron. 

Step 4: Apply glue along each outter edge of the stripe (where the tape used to be). Secure the pom-pom edging on top of the glue. Once the glue is dry, trim off any excess edging, and apply more glue to the tops and bottoms if needed to prevent fraying. Fill with a feather insert, and you've got yourself a chic new pillow!