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Today, I want to talk about trends. Well actually, one trend, arrows. Im seeing them everywhere in home decor and Im 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.
Im currently updating my living room and Ive 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! SoI 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 havent used freezer paper before, youll 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 its 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 Ill direct you to that tutorial for sewing, but its simply, pin all four sides, right sides together. Sew all sides leaving a small hole for stuff, and close up with a blind stitch.
*Pictures and information from the link below. I do not own.