Hello there friends! I’m loving Summer and getting excited for the 4th of July. I bet a lot of you are too! I’m also hosting a couple events in my home over the next few weeks, which means I’m frantically re-decorating and adding some festive touches like these Stars & Stripes Pillow Covers… If you’ve been by the blog recently, I know what you’re thinking…Pillows again!? Yep. I just happen to LOVE pillows. I think they are the easiest way to make a quick change or update to a room. Plus, when you make a cover, it takes up much less space to store than a big pillow. I purchased a few pillow inserts at IKEA and just keep changing out the covers whenever I find a new fabric or get inspired.
These pillow covers were inspired by a recent trip to Target. I love Target, as I know many of you do too. I came across these pillows (Star & Stripe)and loved them. That was until I saw the price. You see, I’m a bit of a bargain shopper and knew I could re-create my own version using supplies I already hand at home.
Let’s get started…You’ll need:
- Pillow cover (homemade or mine are from Hobby Lobby)
- Navy fabric paint
- Stencil brush
- Cricut Stencil Vinyl
- Cricut Cutting Machine
Once I had a pattern I liked, I cut it out of Cricut Stencil Vinyl using the Cricut Explore machine. I lined up the stencil with the edge of my pillow cover and started peeling the stencil from the backing, pressing down onto the fabric as I went along. Because the stars were so close together, I had a tiny bit of trouble getting the vinyl to stay in one place while I was peeling the rest off of the backing. Two things I would do differently: 1- Peel the individual stars off first. 2- Iron the pillow cover…
I filled in all of the stars on the stencil, then peeled the stencil off and reapplied it in line with the first set of stars. I continued this until the pillow was completely covered with navy stars.
Of course it needed a Striped Pillow Cover to sit next to and I just happen to be sharing the full tutorial over at Sugar Bee Crafts today. Hop on over there and see how easy it was to whip up…I bet you’ll be making a set for yourself this weekend…
Happy day, my friends!