Friday, November 13, 2009

tutorial: spraypainted wheat pillows

as seen last week on sytyc...here are my wheat pillows and the easy steps on how to make them!
you will need:
spray paint ( i had ivy leaf, and brown)
freezer paper.
muslin
scissors
pencil

first cut some muslin.
next trace your own drawn pattern (or you can download my pdf here)
make as many of your stencil as you need

next you are going to cut out your wheat.

and for the stalks you just cut long skinny strips of freezer paper.
place your stalks onto your muslin...SHINY SIDE DOWN!
iron on your freezer paper.
next get your "wheat" part and place it on top of your stalk(shiny side down)...not overlapping too much.
iron the wheat down.
get your spray paint can. and evenly distribute the paint.
repeat if you have any area that needs a little more paint.
do not over paint!
once you let your paint fully dry, peel off your freezer paper.
now you are ready to trim down your fabric to desired measurement so you can make your pillow!
i experimented and wanted to see what would happen if i washed the muslin with the spray paint, it held up pretty good. i wouldn't suggest drying it in the dryer as i don't know what the paint will do if it gets too hot in there. to iron it i turned the side that wasn't painted and put a towel in between the iron and the fabric (just in case!)
these are definitely not to be used as sleeping pillows or for pillow cases, but they do make cute throw pillows!
get creative and have fun with your stencils...i'm currently making my boys' room some throw pillows with circles and lines...we'll see if they turn out as cute! er not "cute"...awesome.
today is the last day to vote for this weeks favorite craft...on monday i will reveal which one was mine!! ;)

62 comments:

The Studes said...

cute thanks.. I was wondering what else I could do with 150 feet of freezer paper that is in my pantry.

Elisabeth said...

So pretty, love it as always!!

K said...

I might have to try something like this. Those pillows are awesome! (and cute)

Kelly said...

Wow, I would have never guessed that it was muslin!!! I have a huge bolt of muslin upstairs. Hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration! I voted for this one as my favorite on sytyc!

Kaye Prince said...

Great tutorial Vanessa! I knew these were yours when I voted over at SYTYC ;)

amylouwho said...

I thought you used white paint on colored fabric - this is even cooler! I even have everything to do this.... great something else to add to my list of projects. I still need to make my ruffle and gathered pillows!

This week's voting was harder than last week's. So many cool projects!

Larissa said...

Awesome. I have never used freezer paper. A whole new world is opening up. Now I have something else to add to my must do list.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

ewwwww the possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I would have never guessed that's how you did those pillows. Super cute! The possibilities are endless on colors and shapes. Can't wait to see what you've come up for the boy's room. Please share. Have a great weekend! Jenn

Miss-tearious said...

The Studes: Bake Cupcakes!

Thanks for the tute, super cute!!

The P*dunc's said...

you are great!

wow! I love spraypaint and pillows and freezer paper.

thanks for the tutorial. I have already linked it for everyone I love to see!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful!!!! It sounds easy enough too.

Kathleen W. said...

This was my favorite of all the projects last week (even mine!). Your sense of color is great.

I think these would work well as outdoor pillows, since the spray paint might create a bit of a moisture barrier. Though of course they'd be best under a porch rather than out in the yard.

Sunny said...

I wanted to ask: does the paint make the pillow feel yucky or scratchy/stiff like? Curious...

V and Co. said...

they are definitely on the stiffer side. it kind of feels like outside furniture fabric after i was done.

and yes! i think i'm going to do that for my front porch next year!!!
;)

Candace said...

I love this idea! Stiff and scratchy would be okay for a seasonal, decorative idea!? I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!

Becky said...

Vanessa, that is so cute and so doable! Thanks!!

dana said...

Okay, funny....this whole time I thought you used colored fabric and painted the stalks in WHITE on to the pillow. Your technique was a fun surprise! :)
I almost got that same green color at Walmart the other day. Krylon makes a seabreezey/turquoise color that I always have in my stash. It's way too cute. :)
Thanks for the tutorial!

Rachel said...

Super cute! I ♥ the power of spray paint! ;)

jaybird said...

i don't think you could get much cuter if you tried...

Ashley said...

Love these! So funny...I completely thought you had brown and green fabric and painted white on them!

resmith said...

Thanks for the tutorial and download on how you made these. I am definitely going to have to make
some.

brett and stacey said...

that was not was i thought you were going to do! very innovative. thanks for the sharing it with us.

Tasha said...

So creative! I would have never guessed this is how you would do them.

Allison said...

Did you know there is fabric spray paint? I've seen it....I think it was at Hobby Lobby in Ohio, but I didn't look at it too close. Maybe then if you dry it your dryer won't start on fire and explode. Even though that would be exciting. Love Love Love these pillows!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

These are so darn cute! Thanks for doing a tutorial. :)

Shannon said...

So I think you're pretty crafty! What an easy project, I never would have thought. Thanks for sharing! Good luck with the rest of the competition!!!

Peapies said...

Very clever. I think I might try another blast of spray paint after taking the iron on template off for a monochromatic look.

Jill said...

Clever! I also thought you had painted the white part.

Victoria said...

I really like this idea. Might just have to make some for myself. :)

Kari @ Ucreate said...

V,
I totally voted for these and was wondering who made them!! So classy & fun!
I'll be featuring!
Kari

Kellie said...

When I saw these I knew they were yours! They got my vote! :) I love this tutorial - great idea and can't wait to use it! :)

casserole said...

why, oh why, do I have so much work to do this weekend? I want to make a bunch of these instead!!

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-spraypainted-wheat-print-pillows/2009/11/13/

--Anne

Karen said...

Came over from OnePrettyThing...very cool idea! I could see it also done as wall art or hanging fabric room divider too. Thanks~

gill said...

hi found you via one pretty thing - i love your idea - can you tell me more about the spray paint? i've never seen any for fabric specifically in the uk!
thanks

an encourager said...

Awesome! thanks for teaching me (and everyone else)!

Alena Jo said...

They're so gorgeous! I voted for them on SYTYC. Thanks for the tutorial!

Natalie said...

ahh i am so glad i came across your site... i totally voted for you. these pillows are SOO cute! and i have been dying to do some stenciling. i bought freezer paper forever ago and have yet to put it to use. this is so cute though. thanks for sharing!!

-natalie
www.centsiblychicsisters.blogspot.com

Chelle said...

Love this idea. I've used freezer paper on projects before but I always use the paint on the inside of the design. I love the reverse technique. I'll have to try it out!

Tanya said...

i think you are going to take the cake at the craft challenge this week! i just love the no sew wreath and i can't wait to make one!

Snowbird said...

Love your tutorial!

On an unrelated note, I've "lost" my button I had for you on my blog. It was a red bird and just really cute & I didn't change it to your current button 'cause I liked the red one. Now it's gone. Can you put it back or have a choice on the type of button you can put on your blog?! Thanks! (That button alone inspired me each time I saw it! Ya know, when you find something just perfect-it's hard to let go!)

taitx3-sweetandsalty said...

This is a must! Love it!

Donna said...

I have to be the only person around who can't find freezer paper, but I so want to do these pillows. Is there something else I can use in it's place?

jerilyn said...

You always have the most creative ideas! I may mention this on my 'Mom-friendly' podcast (and give you credit of course). I have never even heard of freezer paper!

abby jenkins said...

Super cute! That wheat pillow would make a great gift for my favorite bread baker!
I had no idea... freezer paper? Iron on? BRILLIANT!
Thank you, that made my day...and my list of new things to make for the holidays.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I would love to have you post this to my Mon party Its So Very Creative

Cheri

Erin said...

i LOVE these! how did they not win?? thanks for the tut! i spray paint a lot of things and do lots of freezer paper stencils but would never have thought to use them together.

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

I love the pillows! You should be proud of yourself!!! How clever to make stencils! You are a crafty mama!
Mama Holli

Diane said...

Super cool! When you said earlier in the week tutorial was coming I thought it was applique and said nope.... but spray paint I can handle!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You have been featured today--be sure to go see the post and Grab your I've been Featured button.

Also I am your newest follower--I already thought I was a follower--You are one of those blogs I check regularly, so how uncool is that --not being a follower--well I am COOL now because I am a follower.

Cheri

Kim Walus said...

I love this project too! You are sooo CREATIVE!!! :)

Erin A said...

I finally got to try this, and it is gorgeous! I used the stencil on tote bags to avoid the sewing and they are just gorgeous!! Everyone got one of these for Christmas, thanks for the perfect idea! If you want to see the finished result, I posted them here. Blessings! http://chrisanderinkeith.blogspot.com/2010/01/bags-bags-bags.html

Barbara Jean said...

These are great!
It looks like you just used ordinary spray paint.
Didn't it make the fabric stiff?

thanks for the tutorial

blessings
barbara jean

Richard said...

Those pillows match my blankets and my mattress. They are just perfect.

Jennifer said...

Hi, I posted a link to this post on my blog:

http://olivestreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/tick-tock-tick-tock.html

Thanks for the inspiration. Wonderful idea!

Jennifer

Stephanie Cameron said...

Is that damask pillow seriously stenciled and spay painted??!!?? Wow... it is gorgeous!!

Sharon said...

I LOVE this idea!! So creative!! Thank you for sharing it with us!! How did you do the Damask looking one? Do you have the stencil to download like you did the wheat? Just wondering...thanks so much!

Angel said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! On my blog I have posted the finished pillows my children have made.. and linked back to your blog. You can find theme at http://onesewingmommie.blogspot.com/2011/04/spray-paint-throw-pillows.html

popp said...

Could you use this technique on any other medium, such as canvas? I never knew freezer paper would adhere with an iron, at least enough to hold still for painting... Thanks!

macy said...

I just saw some pillows almost exactly like that at Macy's for 30 BUCKS EACH!! Thank you for your DIY prowess, I'm gonna make em and save some dough!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

These are lovely! They turned out great and I'm pinning to do in the near future. Thanks for the tutorial, I saw you featured at Addicted 2 Decorating.
Debbie :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is such a brilliant idea. I love being creatively crafty as well, and at times incorporate my ideas with my inspiration sources. Keep on inspiring others!

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