I’m still sort of holding my breath, hoping that spring truly has arrived after all of the teasing we’ve had recently. But regardless of the weather outdoors, I love to accessorize just a little bit with spring accents indoors.
DIY Spring Pillow
- Accent pillow cover (make your own or purchase from Ikea or H&M)
- Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter Kit from Happy Crafters – The Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter kit includes everything you might need to get started creating custom screen print designs. This kit includes: 2 oz. bottle of fabric ink in black, 9″ x 3ft roll of stencil vinyl, silhouette hook tool, mixing tray, sea sponge, foam brush, a download card worth up to 10 free Silhouette designs, an idea booklet and instruction guide, and an instructional DVD. With this kit, you have all the tools and materials needed to start creating all kinds of screen printing projects. Pair this with a Silhouette Cameo® or Portrait® vinyl cutter for designing and cutting graphics quickly using your stencil vinyl.
- Fabric Ink from Happy Crafters or fabric paint
- Pom poms
What I did:
Using the Silhouette Design Studio Software, I created a spring design. There’s a promotional card in the starter kit for some fun free shapes but I created the text “Bloom” with a branch shape.
Load the tan stencil vinyl rough side up into the Silhouette Cameo. Adjust blade settings for vinyl cutting.
Send to cut then remove from the machine.
Weed away lettering and shape from stencil.
Peel away the white backing from the glossy transfer paper. Cover rough side of stencil with transparent transfer paper. Burnish using the plastic promotional card (or gift card).
Peel away tan backing from stencil vinyl.
Place stencil onto pillow cover. Burnish using the plastic card.
Peel away the shiny transfer paper.
Paint design. I used a foam brush for the lettering and a sponge for the branch.
Once paint is dry, remove stencil.
Sew or glue pom pons onto the branches.
Slip pillow into the pillow cover and display. Spring is in the air!
See more spring ideas in the DIYShowOff project gallery!
*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own. Check out all the supplies at Happy Crafters for inspiration for your next project.