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Updated: 2019-09-24  Views: 71

Good morning, my crafty friends.? Cutting Edge Stencils hopes you’;re enjoying the warmer weather months by spending time outdoors.? If your backyard oasis could use a little freshening up then we’;d love for you to consider stenciling some accent pillows.? DIY accent pillows are a great way to add pattern and color.? It’;s also an easy way to freshen up a space that has been neglected over the long winter.? Let’;s take a look at today’;s inspirational outdoor pillow projects.

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We’;d like to introduce Ty, the creative DIY blogger behind Mama of 3 Munchkins.? Ty admits that she loves DIY home decor (we knew we loved her!).? She says, “;It’s so relaxing to make somethingpersonalized baby blankets, and then the pride I feel when it comes out great is AWESOME.”; So needless to say it was love at first sight when she stumbled upon Paint-A-Pillow.? Ty has been working on creating her own personal reading nook on her patio.? A reading nook is simply not complete without the perfect accent pillows.? So she browsed the site and fell in love with a damask pattern, the Wild Berry Damask. She selected two white-colored pillow covers and Jacquard Fabric Paint in black along with some metal studs. Before we spill the beans on how to recreate this project, we’;ll give you a quick glimpse at her stylish accent pillows.

We love them, don’;t you?? Ok, let’;s talk about how she created these DIY beauties.? Ty was happy to see that her kit included everything she needed to kickoff this project.? She mixed her Black Jacquard Fabric paint and then poured it into the foam tray.

Since she was painting the pillows all one color, she chose to use the dense foam roller that is included in the kit.? ** If you are painting with more than one color, we always suggest starting with the lighter color first.

Ty was careful to not overload the roller because this would cause the paint to bleed under the stencil.

When the pillow was completely painted, Ty peeled back the metal tabs holding the stencil in place and carefully lifted the stencil off the pillow cover.

Doesn’;t that pattern look gorgeous?? She let the paint dry and then heat set the pillow using a warm iron so that it was washable.? Ty was ready for the fun part, embellishing her accent pillows using square metal studs.? She simply pressed the metal stud through the fabric and then used a pencil eraser to push down the clasp down and hold the stud in place.

Here are Ty’;s beautifully stenciled accent pillows.

Ty had this to say about her project, ”; I think I’m either going to use this pillow in my outdoor reading nook or with my new back yard set, so I sprayed it with some waterproofing spray when I was finished and now I can use it indoors or outdoors without worrying about it getting ruined. I love it and think I’ll order a couple more!

Tell us: Have you considered stenciling accent pillows for your outdoor space? Leave us a comment below!

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!

Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow Team

Over the years, we’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked with some of the most tasteful and knowledgeable people in the home-design biz. One of these is Joan Osofsky, interior designer extraordinaire and owner of Hammertown,?a trio of incredible, packed-with-goodies home stores in Pine Plains, New York; Rhinebeck, New York; and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Now the rest of the world can share in the design love with Joan’s newly released book, Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country, coauthored with Abby Adams and gloriously photographed by John Gruen.

Over the past week, we’ve stumbled on some very cool housewares with all the qualities we value: ?simple, well-designed, enduring, and good value. Our favorite is a charming geometric textile made of pieced Tyvek by Woodnotes that can be used as curtains, partitions, and table decorations.“Flake consists of snow flake like pieces which are joined together simply by slipping the point of a flake through the hole of another flake. You can create a compact or a net like, loose surface. Three-dimensional forms are also possible.” (Woodnotes also makes a variation on the pattern called Flowers.) We love that we can work with the material ourselves, vary the texture and size, fool around, see where it takes us. We’re thinking room divider…or a pleasingly revealing shower curtain.

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