How to Paint a Pillow and a Giveaway!

Promise me you won’t laugh but … one of the toughest decorating decisions for me is selecting pillows!  You would think it’d be easy. Pick a color in a pattern that you like and you’re done, right? That’s exactly my problem though. I love so many colors and my rooms are pretty neutral that I can add any color and be okay. And then when I do finally decide on a color, I can’t find a pattern that I like in that color. Sigh. So when I found out about Paint-a-Pillow I realized it’s the perfect solution to my dilemma! I can choose from a variety of patterns and then I can choose the color too! All that’s left to do is paint the pillow and let me tell you, it was really easy to do! (The giveaway info is at the end of the post.)

How to Paint a Pillow using a simple stencil kit.Here are my new pillows from Paint-a-Pillow!

I love the colors and I love the pattern. Painting them was the easy part.

 

Stenciled Pillows from Paint-a-PillowThe hard part was narrowing down the decision because I like so many of the patterns. From nature inspired to modern to country style and more.

 

Paint-a-Pillow KitMy pillow kit with 2 pillows came in this beautiful box that even has a handle!

 

Paint-a-Pillow Kit comes with down pillow inserts, pillow covers, stencil and paints.Inside were 2 down pillow inserts (not in this photo), pillow covers, a stenciling frame, and the paints which were in the nifty accessory box.  The packaging itself impressed me!

 

How to stencil a pillow with the Paint-a-Pillow kitPaint-a-Pillow has this stenciling frame that keeps the stencil in place over the pillow cover while painting. You can use either the roller or the stencil brush. I found the stencil brush to work better for this pattern which has smaller cut-outs.

 

Stenciled pillows in a peacock feather patternAfter painting, let the pillows dry and then insert the pillow forms. I’ve included a video at the end of this post that shows you exactly how to stencil the pillows.

 

See how to stencil pillows using a kit!I ended up choosing the peacock feather pattern because I wanted to bring in a bird theme for spring.

 

Stenciled Peacock Feather PillowsNot only do I love my new pillows, but I’m happy to say that Paint-a-Pillow is giving away a pillow kit to one of my readers! The kit includes everything you need to create one accent pillow and is open to the U.S. only. Just leave a comment below saying you’d like to win. That’s it!

You can watch this instructional video to see how easy it is to paint a pillow!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter the giveaway for your own Paint-a-Pillow kit. Winner will be announced Monday, March 23rd!

Open to U.S. residents only.

Paint-a-Pillow provided the pillow kit but all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Wow….nice pillows. I love your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win the paint-a-pillow-kit.

  2. These are fabulous pillows. I love the feather look and the colors are so happy.

  3. I love this idea and the pillows are just what I’m looking for.

  4. Irina Stiles says:

    Beautiful pillows. Would love to try to make one.

  5. How pretty! That looks like a fun project, too.
    I look forward to your posts every day- thank you!

  6. Donna Pohlman says:

    Really a great idea. A reminder that Spring is on it’s way! Thanks

  7. Karen Giasson says:

    This is an awesoem idea. I like that you can create new pillows for different seasons of the year.

  8. Sherri Mailes says:

    Sounds like a fun project!!!!

  9. Deanna Blankenship says:

    how cool and looks so easy… thanks for sharing a neat kit and idea! love your blog

  10. Michele Chabot says:

    Wow! I love the peacock design and they seem so simple to make. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. What a wonderful simple project. Yours are so cute. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  12. That really came out nice. It is a great way to brighten up a room.

  13. Oh! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN this! I painted a couple of pillows on muslin fabric because I couldn’t find fabric in the colors I wanted. I live in a small town and we don’t have a fabric or craft store here so I had to wing it. They look okay. The stenciled ones in this post are much prettier! LOVE YOUR SITE!

  14. Kathy Milliken says:

    Love pillows and love to paint! So this is so fun!

  15. Love the idea of stenciled pillows…especially a kit that comes with DOWN inserts.

    Thanks for this product info!

  16. Love the look, can’t wait to try – customize your pillows without the decorator price tag!

  17. Would love to paint a pillow with my daughter for her new bedroom! Glad to find out about the kit. A perfect project to bring a little spring inside too as we wait for the snow to melt!

  18. Thanks for the opportunity…….what a fun project this would be!

  19. What an amazing way to add color and texture to decorating. It looks wonderfully easy! Such a great gift too!

  20. Your pillows look great, Jennifer! I’d love to paint one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. I love the colors that you chose. I would love to win a Paint-a-Pillow kit!

  22. I love your choice!

  23. So cute! What a neat idea. Love your blog 🙂

  24. nikki woods says:

    That looks like so much fun! Always love something custom!

  25. Clever idea with great results!

  26. the pillows are beautiful……wouldn’t have thought the stenciling would have been that exact.

    colors are springy…great job

  27. WOW I Love these pillows. They are perfect for my bland living room sofa as they would really add a needed pop of spring color!! Thanks for the post.

  28. WOW.. Love the pillows…..It would be awesome to win the kit. Thanks!!

  29. Love pillows. This would be great fun. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. What a unique concept !!! Love it….can’t wait to win and try it myself. Thank you for this offer. =)

  31. Love this idea, they look very classy. On their site I found so many designs and colours that would look great in my living room.

  32. Lisa Williams says:

    This is an awesome idea,my artistic daughter and I would have a ball with this kit,and so many pretty designs and colors,The pillows are lovely!

  33. This is the cutest idea ever. I would love to win and try this. Thanks for the chance.

  34. This is awesome, Jennifer, and your pillow turned out great! I’m looking for the perfect colors to go with my sofa…no luck yet. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Jane xx

  35. Jennifer, That is so cool! I never knew such a kit existed! I love your choice! Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway !
    Michelle

  36. Hi Jennifer.
    I love the idea of this project, your pillows came out great! This would be a great birthday gift for me (my bday is the 22nd)! 😉
    I love your blog too.

  37. Gosh, I love this. I have always had sort of a ‘thing’ for peacock feather designs; they always seem to me have a cheerful but sort of simultaneously fin de siècle vibe. Marvelous!

  38. cynthia Austin says:

    what will they think of next?!? Super cute idea. Would be fun to do with a group of
    gals at a Ladies Nite Out party.

  39. Love the pillows, they look great!!Thank u for the giveaway!

  40. Lisa Kubin says:

    These kits are soooo cool and they look like so much fun! There are so many choices and you could do whatever colors you wanted to match your decor. What a great idea! I would love to try one!
    Lisa Kubin

  41. Absolutely love the pattern and the colors of your project! Nice giveaway too. Sharing and pinning:)

  42. Ronny Kosempel says:

    Haven’t stencilled in years, but you have inspired me to do it again. Would love the stencil kit to get me started. Thanks.

  43. That is a really neet kit. That would be fun to do. I would love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I would love to win! I have been looking ino this technique, going as far as buying a dropcloth, so, YES, I would love to try it.

  45. Very interesting. I’d have to try it and see exactly for myself how they turn out.

  46. How fun is this Jennifer? What a great idea! Thanx, Jo

  47. Peggie Hendrix says:

    What an awesome day!! I would love to win one of these kits.

  48. What a fun project and it looks so easy! Love it!

  49. I love this idea! The patterns are beautiful!

  50. You did a great job! I think this would be fun to try.

  51. I love this idea! we need new pillows for our living room, and this is such a great kit. Thank you for your great blog!

  52. Fonda Rush says:

    I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  53. This was be so fun to make !!!!! I’M IN !!! TY

  54. These pillows are so much fun – I’d love to make them.

  55. Danielle T says:

    this is a great project idea! seems easy enough that i might actually be able to do it! 🙂

  56. These are so cute, thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Jeannie Garcia-Buechele says:

    What a amazing idea to paint your own pillow…love it <3 Sounds like so much fun to do it yourself..fingers crossed 🙂

  58. Oh how much fun it would be to paint a pillow today! March is a month of birthdays at our house would make nice gifts!

  59. that is something i’ve never seen before looks like fun!

  60. My goodness, your pillows are gorgeous! It would be great to win a kit. Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer!

  61. Who knew that there were so many ways to paint a pillow? I just spent the past 20 minutes exploring the Paint-a-Pillow site!
    I love the ideas shown! Your pillows look fabulous! Thank you for a great giveaway.

  62. I’ve been looking for peacock stencils! Beautiful.

  63. Chris thompson says:

    would love to win but I can’t wait! Ordering tonight !

  64. Those are beautiful. I love the peacock feathers. I would love to win my own paint a pillow and paint some new spring pillows.

  65. What color wouldnt i paint? Heehee. The combinations are endless

  66. I’d love to win this kit! It’s so great to do your own thing

  67. Cookie cutter creativity ! Great concept!

  68. What a fun project! Yours turned out beautifully!

  69. LOVE this idea! Soooo clever and looks so easy! Love the beach themed pillows. Pick me! Pick me! Tee Hee!

  70. This looks like fun

  71. This is so stinkin cute! I love the feathers you made!

  72. I would love to win a pillow kit! They are really lovely designs!

  73. Rachel Harrison says:

    I love this DIY kit! Would love to spruce up my dorm with one! (:

  74. I love to use pillows on my living room couch that faces our front door. That way the first thing our guests eyes rest on is the pretty pillow.

  75. This is so neat! I’m a big fan of DIY projects and I’d love to win one of these kits to make a pretty new pillow!

  76. That is utterly gorgeous! 🙂

  77. Oh boy, what a fun way to jump into spring!

  78. Your pillows are so cute and fun. I’ve been searching for new pillows for the couch but never thought of creating them myself. Love that there are so many choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

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