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Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

I’m all about easy DIY projects and this one is just that. I got a chance to try out some of the new Silhouette fabric ink from Studio Calico. I’ve been wanting a deer silhouette pillow so I figured this was the perfect time to make one!

I used freezer paper as a stencil material and cut out this deer on my Silhouette Portrait. (The deer cut is a sneak at one of the cut files also available tomorrow at Studio Calico)

DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Cut the freezer paper waxy side down. I used the cut settings Speed 3, Thickness 10, Blade 1

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

I bought a plain pillow with removable cover but if you’re handy enough to make your own cover you can do that too. IKEA carries just pillow covers as well. Place a piece of cardboard inside to protect the other side.

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Iron the freezer paper onto the fabric waxy side down with the steam setting turned OFF.

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

I like to use these foam dabber brushes on stenciled projects because it allows you to dab (not brush) the paint on for a much cleaner line. 

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Apply ink only in a dabbing motion

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Once dry, carefully remove the freezer paper – it will come off pretty easily!

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Dry iron over the paint to “set” again making sure the steam setting is OFF. That’s it! If you don’t have a die cutting machine you can print and trim your design with a craft knife.

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Easy DIY stenciled pillow from All for the Memories

Be careful though, it’s addicting! Now what to stencil next…

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

5 Comments

  1. Jessica McLaughlin Reply

    Oh wow!! This is such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing Allison!

  2. Andrea Worley Reply

    such a cute idea! I’d probably add some glitter ya know… i gotta have it! 🙂

  3. Cute idea! I’ve been meaning to do something like this. Do you know if the paint will come off if I wash the pillow cover?

    • Allison Waken Reply

      As long as you set it (iron over it once it’s dry) it washes up great!

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