We firmly believe, home is where the art is! Taking time to personalize the most precious place and letting your inner domestic DIY artist out is what it’s all about. Enter our friends at Tulip Home, whose new line of home décor inspired stencils and fabric paint allowed us to turn a plain pair of pillow covers into a confetti filled party for a couch! The possibilities for cool patterns and pops of color are endless with this clever little dot.
To create: Lightly apply the spray adhesive to the matte side of the polka dots stencil. Wait a minute before mounting the stencil to the pillow cover. Squeeze a dollop of each color fabric paint onto a plate. P.S. - we used ocean, aqua, nickel & gold. To achieve a unique color, we mixed the two metallic paints for an “antique gold” hue. Use a sponge pouncer to stamp the colors onto the stencil in a diamond pattern. Let the paint dry for a couple of minutes, then carefully remove the stencil. Wash and dry the stencil. Repeat the steps but place the stencil at a 45-degree angle. Mix up the colors when painting the diamond pattern. Once dry, peel to unveil a layered polka dot masterpiece. P.S. - personalize your pillow by adding a monogram using a paint roller and letter stencils.
I got the inspiration for this design from a tutorial at Boat People Vintage. In their version, they drew each moon with a fabric marker, but since I didn’t have one, I used the freezer paper stencil and fabric paint method.
We all have little phrases and quotes that help us through the day - for me it’s the quote ‘Do the thing you think you cannot do’ by Eleanor Roosevelt. At the moment it’s stuck to my door with a little piece of paper, but I would love to have it on a canvas or pillow like this. There’s so many different songs and styles you could do too - great for a kids room with nursery rhymes or a gift to a friend with a quote that means something to the both of you!