Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

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fabric paint pillow Freezer Paper Stencil PillowI’m madly in love with this vintage bamboo chair I found at emily co. If you’re in the Raleigh, NC area go check out her Facebook page to see all the cool stuff she has in cross diy Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

The rug came from RugsUSA during their last 70% off sale. I’m totally loving black and white right now.

I normally give furniture that I find a total makeover, but I didn’t want to change a thing about this chair. Maybe it just needed a pillow.

I found this swiss cross fabric at Spoonflower but at $17.50 plus s&h I knew I was too cheap for that. So I made a little swiss cross pillow with freezer paper stencil and some black fabric paint.
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I cut two pieces of white linen fabric (21″ x 13″). And pinned the black piping in between. Sew together leaving a hole for stuffing. Remember always sew right sides freezer paper stencil pillow Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

I used freezer paper (found at Wal-Mart) to create my stencils. And with the help of my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the crosses. But you could cut them out by hand also (if you’re ambitous/ slightly crazy)freezer paper stencil how to Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

Iron the freezer paper with the shiny side down.freezer paper Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

Place a piece of cardboard in between the two layers of fabric (so the paint doesn’t bleed through). I had already sewn my pillow cover together so I had to squeeze the cardboard through the hole (maybe not the best way to do it).

I used black fabric paint and applied the paint using a stencil brush. In an up and down sign stencil Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

The paint bled under the stencil in a few tiny spots but overall it left perfectly crisp lines.

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9 thoughts on “Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

  1. That is really cool Danielle, have never heard of this type of stencil but looks like a really fun project to try and your pillow looks great! I am in love with your bamboo chair, what a great find!

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