DIY Painted Pillow Cover

INSIDE : Learn how to create fun modern herringbone pattern on a DIY Painted Pillow Cover to give your throw pillow a beautiful fresh look!

DIY Pastel Painted Pillow Cover

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This post has been updated since it’s original publish date of June 2015.

Today is a fun day.  Today I have teamed up with four other amazing ladies with one simple challenge, Five Ways to DIY a pillow!  We all were tasked with taking the same pillow (we choose different colors) and putting our own design spin on it!  And today I am sharing my DIY Herringbone pastel Painted Pillow Cover.  

DIY Painted Herringbone Pillow Cover

What supplies do I need to paint a pillow?

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DIY Painted Pillow Cover supplies

How to start a painted herringbone pattern

First, I removed my pillow form from the case and put some folded wax paper inside so my paint would not seep through.

Next, I applied washi tape line roughly 2″ apart to keep my brushstroke pattern straight. I added fabric medium to my paint colors to keep the paint from cracking once dried.  And then it was time to paint the pillow.  I used free handed herringbone pattern.  

I used the washi tape as a basic guideline for my negative space. And once I was done painting the entire front, I removed the washi tape and set the pillow aside to dry.

DIY Painted Pillow Cover steps

I was so pleased with the soft pastel brushstroke look and it was a perfect addition to my guest bedroom.    

DIY Pillow Cover

Be sure to hop over to the other ladies exciting pillows to see how they transformed their pillow.  

Pastel Pillow on bed

You can see their amazing work at A Bubbly LifeOleander + PalmSarah Hearts + Pars Caeli.

And if you want some other fun pillow inspiration, check out these…

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  1. Love this! It’s so simple and fabulous. I haven’t found the right pillows for my daughter’s nursery and I’m not particularly good at sewing so getting a premade pillow & painting is RIGHT up my alley. Awesome post, pinning. 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Sam! Yes, even pillow sewing is kind of tricky for me… but painting pillows, totally do-able! Good luck.

  2. This is just too cute! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂

  3. You always have such great ideas! Love seeing all of your projects (and I love your eye for color!).

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ah, Marie! You are too kind. Thanks for your comments, means a lot.

  4. This is so fun! How do wash a pillow that has fabric paint on it? Is it machine washable? Thanks! 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Vida! I did use fabric medium but that was simply so the paint wouldn’t crack. I don’t think this particular paint is machine washable.

  5. 100% pinned and loving this simple, creative idea! Love love the colors you chose and how it all comes together on the bed! Saying hello the creative collection!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for the hello, Cathy! It was such a fun and easy DIY, too. Happy weekend.

  6. Another fab easy project – love it! These are just the colours I’m thinking of for our living room so I am now forced to pin this idea!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks Marni!

  7. ellen casper says:

    I’d love to see some recycling projects

  8. Great colors, and the rough painted look makes it look so cute. I’d like to see more up-cycles and garden DIY!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Marie! It was so easy to make, too.

  9. Love this idea and the colors you chose are so pretty! I’d like to share this project in my weekend features post, with a link back to you, if you’re ok with that. Seriously, the cutest pillow cover!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Jenna!

  10. I am always looking for DIY organizational tips so that would be awesome to see. Love your pillow cover post!

  11. Raina DelRio says:

    I would love to see DIY nautical themed projects.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh lordy… the white nails! ha.

  12. Amy, I love, love, love this! Seriously, the color combo you chose is spot on. Very cute!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks Jennifer! These are quickly becoming my go-to colors, ha.

  13. So cute! Loving the color palette you chose too. The tape is genius!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! It goes perfectly in our guest room. Thanks for including me on this fun DIY blog hop.

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