Here’s what you’ll need to create your own stenciled burlap nautical pillow:
-FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint in three different coordinating colors (I used Parchment, Bright Pink, and Steel Gray)
-Stencil1 Stencil Packet, which includes 3 Nautical Designs (available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores)
-Sewing machine and thread
I wanted to go for a more white-washed look on my fabric instead of the typical brown burlap, and Folk-Art Multi-Surface Paint was the perfect medium! It can be used for indoor and outdoor applications and on a myriad of surfaces from tin to wood to fabric, plaster, ceramic, canvas, concrete, plastic, glass, and the list goes on! The paints are dishwasher safe too!
After your paint is dried, begin stenciling on the rope design. I used FolkArt Steel Grey and stenciled four evenly-spaced rows. Stenciling on fabric using paint is a genius technique that can be used to really personalize colors and patterns to match the decor of your home!
You’ll run out of pattern, so slide your stencil over, line it up with what you’ve already done, and continue painting.
All done. Now let it dry completely.
Stencil on your anchor now using Bright Pink. Now distress the edges a little with Steel Gray paint to make them pop. Let dry. Meanwhile, zigzag stitch or serge around the sides of your pillow pieces.
Sew your anchor square to the front of your pillow. Next, grab your other square, put right sides together, and sew around three sides, using 1/4″ seams, leaving what will be the bottom of your pillow open. Clip the corners, making sure not to cut through seams, then turn right side out. Stuff the pillow with batting, then hand stitch the bottom closed.
Stencil1 are perfect for creating the layered look! The finished pillow has plenty of dimension and appeal.
I’m thinking this would look really nice on an outdoor porch swing or patio bench, but it’d also make a great indoor accent.
What do you think? I’m loving it! Anchors away!
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