Hi there everyone! I am super pumped to share this with you today. I am sharing how to make your own custom linen pillow. I adore linen, but linen pillows are quite pricey. Sure you can get faux linen and I certainly have many of those. However, I wanted to feel like a big girl now and make a custom nice looking pillow that I could not only be proud of making myself, but get a more classy look if you know what I mean.
So I set out to create my own linen pillow cover. I was thrilled once they arrived and I tested them out. I knew they would be a winner.
I love the organza bag they come in. You can actually find use for this when traveling, or simply at home in your make up or toiletry drawers. It’s a nice added bonus.
I decided to get a little fancier and create my pillows with Rit dye and of course my stencils. I have already shared a video on how to stencil with Rit dye and will leave that here for you again. I did it the same exact way. Just be sure to prepare and protect the inside of your pillow so the dye does not leak through to the other side.
I wanted this pillow to have somewhat of a hand painted look. After the dye dried I placed my stencil back over the existing finished art and took a small artist brush and some craft paint and made a few paint strokes randomly. It somewhat looks like a water color and hand painted. This was a new experiment for me. I always recommend practicing anything new, so if you want to try this, first try it on an old t-shirt. LESS, LESS, LESS is more when it comes to using the dye. You hardly need any on your stencil brush.
I added some tassels for a little something different. You can embellish your pillows any way you feel your creativity to go with it. Whether it be with trim, or burlap flowers, etc.
Yesterday I hopped on a Facebook live and did this here pillow demonstration for everyone. I used aquamarine and pearl gray liquid Rit dye. Love how it turned out. Looks just as nice as one you would get from Pottery Barn.
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