Before I get to the steps involved in making an easy stenciled pillow cover, I’d like to talk about something completely different…just for a minute. In life, if we’re very lucky, we have a few friends who are always there for us.
No matter what.
They love us for the imperfect people that we are…with no reservations or doubts. They accept us, encourage us and support us. For me, one of those friends is Debbie Manno, better known as Debbiedoo. (From the blog by the same name.) She was one of the very first bloggers I met back in 2011 when I started my own blog. Believe it or not, we have never met in person but she is, without a doubt, one of the best friends I will ever have. I honestly don’t think I would be here writing this today if not for her. She listens to me…and I listen to her. We share our frustrations along with our dreams. One of her dreams, for as long as I have known her, has been to design her own line of stencils. Just in the last few months, she has made that dream come true.
To say that I’m proud of her is an understatement…because the honest truth is that I’m just about bursting with excitement and pride. Today I want to share with all of you an easy stenciled pillow cover that I made with an original Debbiedoo’s stencil. This project can be customized with your own colors or you can use seasonal colors. Make a few for yourself or give them as gifts.
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Here’s what you need to make an easy stenciled pillow cover:
First things first. Iron your pillow cover. Then, on a flat surface using a ruler, center the stencil on the pillow cover. Tape the corners down so it doesn’t move. Fill your brush with paint and begin filling in the stencil.
Make sure to hold the stencil with one hand and dab with the other. I like to use the stencil creme on fabric because there is no way you can get too much paint on your brush…so nothing will bleed under the stencil. It’s easy to get a very sharp image even on a textured fabric. When the stencil is filled in, carefully remove the tape and lift off the stencil. Allow the paint to dry for at least 30 minutes.
If you love farmhouse style, then Debbie’s stencils are for you. There are four to choose from.
Click the links below to view each stencil:
Let us know if you have any questions. Debbie has a bunch of stencil projects on her blog if you need more inspiration. Just click HERE. After you click, there’s a linky towards the bottom of the page so scroll down to see the projects.
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