DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.  Say hello to my DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

I’m so pleased with the result and feel so trendy.

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow

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!

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  1. This is absolutely adorable!!! Great job…caught my eye immediately 🙂 (visiting from knock our socks off link up!)

  2. I love arrows (and freezer paper stenciling!) The Silhouette makes it so much easier, doesn’t it? Your pillow is a great statement piece!

  3. How incredibly adorable!!! I love the pattern and the colour you chose. So darling. I don’t have a Silhouette myself (yet), but I’m sure this can be pulled off with some creative stenciling! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

  4. Your accent pillow is great, it looks beautiful on the matching chair and on the contrast dark couch, as well!

  5. So Cute, Chelsea!!! I LOVE the color choice for the arrows –>>
    Thanks for also stopping in and linking up!

  6. This is so fresh and fun! I”m loving this coral color. I’ve yet to try the freezer paper stencil method. Turned out wonderful!

  7. SUPER cute!! Looks like you picked it up at some pricey but adorable little gift shop. Love it!

  8. That’s a great looking pillow Chelsea! I love freezer paper stenciling. I did it many times before I had a Silhouette, and now that I do, it’s so much less expensive than the vinyl for projects like that. Love your choice of color too. The coral is so spring-y. Great job!


  9. Hey this is great! Your project is really cute. I love using freezer paper and have been wanting to buy a Silhouette Cameo. You’ve convinced me to get one!

  10. So lovely stencils!!! And love the color, I really admire them, ymmy a feast for the eyes, thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  11. I’m loving the arrows lately, too. So I’m pinning this cutie.

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original party is open.

  12. Oh. I can’t. I have also been noticing the arrows popping up all over, and I LOVE this pillow and the colors. I am definitely pinning & following for more ideas 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Kim @ Two Ten

  13. This is a fabulous pillow! I am pinning this so I remember where I found it when I have a chance to make one.
    Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  14. Adorable! I’m lovin’ the coral too! I still need to try a drop cloth project…

  15. I have a slight obsession with drop cloth pillows. This one turned out great! I love the peach color that you used, perfect for some spring decor. 🙂

  16. Love this so much! I’ve really wanted to do this with a stencil for a pillow! I love the arrows! Super trendy! Visiting from 36th Ave Link Party!

  17. I absolutely adore this your sweet arrow pillow!! Nicely done! ;*)

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  20. Ha! Visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia where I linked up a pillow I made using a freezer paper stencil, and then looked back through the links and yours caught my eye! LOVE your arrows, and the color! Freezer paper is my new favorite thing!

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