Monday, February 7, 2011

Stenciled Pillow Cases


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I was browsing around the blog world the other day and came across some inspiration over at Poofing the Pillows.  Stacey had some great photos posted of some beautiful pillows and things from Pottery Barn.   Thanks Stacey!  And I have always thought she has the prettiest blog header.  She had me at the red geraniums. :)



Anyway, these Pottery Barn pillowcases that Stacey posted caught my eye and I decided to make a set for myself.  I am a bit impatient and since the only color of fabric paint I have is black, that is what I went with.  But I WILL be picking up a bottle of red fabric paint soon because I can think of a few more things I might like to stencil with red paint and Valentine’s Day is almost here too.

So these were fun and very easy to do.  Here is all you need.

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Pick up a set of two white pillowcases.  I got mine at Target. 

Fabric Paint

Stencils and stencil brush.

My favorite sources for stencils are:  Maison de Stencils and Stencils On Line

Tip:  Place a sheet of paper or cardboard in between both sides of the pillowcase fabric so that the paint doesn’t bleed through and mark the other side. 

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Tip:  Iron your pillowcases before you paint them so that they are ready to go when you finished.  I still need to iron mine. 

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And here you go.  “Good Night” in French.  There are bunch of different phrases and languages you could go with on this one. 


ButterYum said...

I love it!!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a great idea. I love it.

Annie Joy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was wishing for an idea for the pillowcases in my guest room. I have white pillowcases and sheets; and red and white quilted comforter and accent pillow. This will be perfect! The guest bath mirror already has "Mangez Bien, Riez Souvent, Aimez Beaucoup" in Wall Words etching -- so the French will continue the theme. Merci Beaucoup!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cool! I think "sweet dreams" would be fun too:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love how it peeks out, Lisa! I love this idea. I've also been thinking about getting some stencils, so I'm going to visit the places you mentioned that you get yours from.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Love 'em! Super cute. BTW, Lisa, do you use fabric paint or just plain ole craft acrylic when your stenciling on fabric? If you use regular craft acrylic, does the paint stay well? I've been putting off stenciling some fabric items ~ inspiration from you! ;o) ~ because all I have is craft acrylic paint.

Can't wait to see them done in red ~ my fave color!

sissie said...

Oh I love these and it looks easy to do.


Stacey said...

Oh my gosh. I can't believe you did that so quickly! They are beautiful. Just beautiful. You are so talented.

Stacey said...

I just looked again and saw the fleur de lis on your headboard. How perfect!

Anonymous said...

Well done! Yours look better than those from PB. I always think of projects which require fabric paint - but I've never bought any...must do!

~Holly~ said...

Love the idea! I think i'm going to try this also!! :) and maybe in red for Vanletine's day! thanks

Jane said...

What a great idea! It adds that bit of text that I love in the bedroom. I have to order some of those stencils!

Rene said...

Lisa, you had inspired me beyond words. I am bookmarking this little project for sure!