Today, I want to talk about trends. Well actually, one trend, arrows. I’m seeing them everywhere in home decor and I’m loving it. Recently, Beth from Home Stories A to Z shared a wonderful round up of Arrows in Home Decor and I was completely inspired to begin a project showcasing arrows. Say hello to my DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow
I’m currently updating my living room and I’ve introduced some coral (LOVE) and I wanted to incorporate arrows into my living room update as well. And you know I love a good DIY project! So…I ended up creating this DIY stenciled arrow pillow as a throw pillow for our sofa, and I am in love.
For my pillow, I already had an 18×18 in. pillow form so I wanted to make my pillow that size. For this size of pillow I created a stencil approximately 11.5×11.5 in, using my Silhouette Cameo. The arrow designs were purchased in the Silhouette web store. I printed the stencil on freezer paper. Freezer paper is an awesome tool for making stencils. Jessica at Mom 4 Real recently shared an awesome tutorial on creating and using a freezer paper stencil. Definitely check it out if you haven’t used freezer paper before, you’ll love it.
As I mentioned, I choose to make my pillow 18×18 in. To do so, I cut two pieces of drop cloth canvas material, the same size, 18x18in. I like my pillows to be a little poofy so I leave little room in there.
Once my stencil was firmly in place, I started painting on my design. I used a one inch foam brush because it’s what I had on hand. They do make stencil brushes that work great as well. To paint on the design, I lightly sponged paint into the stenciled area until it was completely filled. I did this with all four arrows.
Once the paint had dried I peeled off the freezer paper and it was ready to be sewn up! Sewing instructions for this pillow are identical to another pillow I made for Christmas so I’ll direct you to that tutorial for sewing, but it’s simply, pin all four sides, right sides together. Sew all sides leaving a small hole for stuff, and close up with a blind stitch.
I’m so pleased with the result and feel so trendy.
What do you think? Are you loving the DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow? Or are you loving any other trends? I would love to hear how you are incorporating them into your home decor!