Accent pillows are such an easy way to add color AND comfort to any space! We don't know about you, but it seems like the pillows we end up loving cost a small fortune. Honestly, why do pillows cost THAT MUCH?! (Sigh) Luckily for us, we're big into DIYing our own stuff anyways, so a pillow is no exception. We wanted something cute and comfy to go along with our craft room makeover, so of course we decided to do a crafting quote art pillow! Read on to see how easy it was to make with Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color and Tulip Fabric Markers. No experience needed to make this pillow look like a pro busted it out!
- Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color (desired colors)
- White fabric pillow cover
- Masking tape
- Freezer paper
- Craft knife
- Disposable plastic surface cover
Make sure your pillow cover has been washed and dried (without fabric softener) for best results when applying ColorShot Fabric Spray Paint. Iron it smooth, then place a piece of freezer paper inside of the cover, waxy side up, and iron again over the top of the pillow cover. This will melt the wax and create a smooth, taught surface for adding your designs. Tape off the section you will be applying ColorShot to and cover over the section you do not want paint on to protect from overspray.
In a well-ventilated area, spray a light coat of ColorShot (we used Neon Blue) onto the pillow cover. Let dry and repeat with several light coats until your desired amount of coverage has been achieved. Tip: several light coats work much better than one heavy coat, as with using any spray paint! Let dry and remove tape.
Once your pillow cover has completely dried, it's ready for quote art! Create your own stencil from posterboard by creating the quote then cutting out the wording with a craft knife. Choose your marker palette (we went with a simple black marker but feel free to get as colorful with it as you like)!
Place your stencil on top of the pillow cover and use a pencil to lightly trace the wording onto the fabric. Remove the stencil and color in the wording with a Fabric Marker. Let dry completely. Remove the freezer paper from inside of the pillow cover and add the pillow form.