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.

~My disclosure policy~


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

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

    colors are springy…great job

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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.

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!