Sunday, May 12, 2019

Stenciled Patriotic Envelope Pillow

 
 
 
Hi Friends!
 
We are going to stencil a pillow cover. 
 
If you are making your envelope cover you will need a piece of fabric 19''  X  42''.

I love to use drop cloth material.
 

 
Hem edges.




Overlap by 4'', with stitching facing out.
 
Pin and stitch sides.  Pillow should measure  18 '' on side.

 
Turn right sides out. 
 

This is the back side of pillow with opening.
 
 
 
 
 
This is the front of the pillow.
 
Iron both sides to remove wrinkles.
 
 
 
I absolutely love my Inspired Barn Stencils!
 
This stencil can be used so many ways.
 
 I decided to go with a traditional patriotic color scheme.
 




 


 


I used Acrylic paint. Since this pillow cover can be removed I can safely

hand wash if needed.

 
The paint colors I used were Apple Barrel- Black, Bright Red, Pure Gold
 
Craft Essentials- Navy
 
 
Painters Tape and a stencil Brush
 



 
I put a piece of thick cardboard inside the pillow cover to
 
 make a flat surface for working as well as a barrier in case the paint goes through by mistake.
 
 
On my pillow the opening is turned laterally, with the overlap top over bottom!
 
First I measured for placement. I had about 4" from seams to outer ring.
 
Tape in place.
 
 


 
I started with red only because I was sure about my choice for the stripes.
 
Remember when stenciling... not too much paint!
 
Then painted the ring.







Let dry a bit-
Then I painted with Navy.
Tape off tight areas....I also use the fingers from my other hand to block the paint brush.
 

 
I taped off the flag so I could paint the pole- Gold.





 
 
This is how is looked originally.
 
 
 
 


One of my pet peeves is dirty stencils!
 
They will last a lot longer and give you sharp lines if you clean them after use.
 
 I put the  stencil in a deep utility sink, run warm water.
 
Be gentle and use a soft brush or your fingertips to remove paint.
 
 
 
So much better now!
 
Hang to dry.
 
 
Now back to your pillow, it is probably dry .
 
I am not sure if I liked the way my flag turned out.
 
The white stars did not show up well on the pillow.
 
So I had another idea...I taped off the flag again and painted over the stars.


 

After your stencil work has dried set the paint by using a

clean cotton cloth on top of stenciled pillow and a hot iron.

 


 
Then I went digging through my jar of white buttons.
 
I have all my buttons separated by color, don't you ???? :)
 
 
I found 13 of these......


 
 
13 stars for 1776!
 
I liked it better -
 
 




Now you can see the stars.
 
 
Fill with an 18'' or 20'' pillow form or one of your own pillows.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since it is an envelope pillow it can be changed often but we have
 
Memorial Day coming soon and then......the Fourth of July.....Flag Day...

lots of opportunities to display your pillow.

 
 
This type of pillow can be used on the porch or patio and is easy to store

once you remove the pillow form.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for visiting today!
 
xo Lisa S
 




33 comments:

  1. Adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Wow! This turned out great. I really love the tiny buttons as the stars on the flag. Happy spring, Kippi
    Please share on You're The Star blog hop on my blog.

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    1. Thank you Kippi!

      I will be over on Tuesday!
      XO Lisa S

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  3. So cute! I love envelope pillows, I change mine out frequently. I may have to try stenciling one! Thanks for the tutorial! I found you on the Oak Hill Blog Hop!

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    1. Jenn
      Thank you so much! This is the first time I changed my pillows. You are so right, it's so fun.
      It's so nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by to say hello! xo Lisa S

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  4. I love your pillow, Lisa. The buttons you added to the flag are perfect! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Cecilia
      Thank you so much.
      I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 37! Shared ♥

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    1. Dee
      Thank you for visiting!
      Have a wonderful Memorial weekend-
      xo Lisa S

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  6. I love making different pillow covers for the seasons. I will definitely be pinning this and making it soon!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party. I will be featuring it at or party tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Nina
      You are so sweet! Thank you for featuring my pillow-
      I hope you have a relaxing Memorial Weekend!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I love two things about this project. First that you made your own pillow cover - very crafty - and second that it has a patriotic theme. Great project. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty I am selecting this as a feature for this week. Be sure to check back on Friday.

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    1. Donna,
      Oh you made my day! Thank you so much for sharing my pillow in your feature. I am honored :)
      Thank you for hosting! xo Lisa S

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  9. I love vintage crafts like this. You've done a beautiful job, Lisa! I love the step by step directions for the pillow too. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well.

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    1. April
      Thank you for the sweet comment!
      I hope you have a wonderful Memorial weekend.
      I appreciate you hosting :) xo Lisa S

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  10. I just bought some drop cloth a few months back. This looks like a great project to use some of it! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

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    1. Roseann
      I love drop cloth material! It makes great pillows.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Lisa,
    I love this pillow. Congrats, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/05/thursday-favorite-things_22.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      Thank you so much for featuring my pillow.
      I have been busy with work and away from my blog this week. I hope you have been well...this is the week you move...I think.
      So nice to have you visit. xo Lisa S

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  12. Oh what a wonderful pillow ( and another beautiful creation!). Featuring when my link party opens tonight!

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    1. Carol
      Thank you so much! I have been away, I will see you at the next party.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Love this, Lisa! I hope you are sharing at Homestyle Gathering this week! (I'm here by way of Waste Not Wednesday! ;-) ) Hope you'll come join us at Tuesday Turn About, starting next Tuesday at 5pm CST! ;-) Always love your projects!

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    1. Julie
      Thank you so much! I will add Tuesday Turn About to my blog hop page and join the party next week.
      Thank you for the invite and the sweet comment!
      xo Lisa S

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    2. Oh, I love that you shared this at Tuesday Turn About, Lisa! LOL! One of my faves!

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  14. What a great project and idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Handmade & Otherwise Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you hosting the link up.
      Have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. I love this and such great, detailed instructions. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. --Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer,
      Thank you for your sweet comment! I am so glad to join you at My Flagstaff Home.
      Thank you for hosting-
      xo Lisa S

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  16. This wonderful post is a CREATIVE feature on the June You're the STAR blog hop: https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2019/06/youre-star-week2-creative-june-2019.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Angie
      Thank you so much ! You are so sweet!
      I appreciate you so much. Thank you for the feature.
      xo Lisa S

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