Today I’m going to show you how to make a pretty fall DIY pillow cover featuring sparkly golden leaves. It’s a subtle way to add a bit of cozy autumn style to your home.
- Natural Throw Pillow Cover
- Tumble Dye Gold Glitter Fabric Spray Paint
- Cricut Stencil Material
- Electronic Die Cutting Machine OR Stencil
Attach the stencil material to your cutting mat with the blue side up, then cut the design of your choosing using your craft cutting machine. I set my machine to the stencil material cut setting and it worked great.
Place a piece of wax paper inside your pillow cover to prevent the paint from bleeding through to the back of your pillow.
Shake the fabric spray paint well, then spray it onto the fabric inside your stencil. You may need to protect the rest of your pillow cover from overspray.
The paint pools on the plastic stencil, so I just used a paint brush to push the paint off the stencil and onto the fabric. I used the same leaf stencil for my entire pillow, so I just peeled the stencil up, re-positioned it, and repeated the process again.
It’s really such a simple process, but the DIY pillow cover turns out very pretty. There’s a nice variation in color where the spray went on thicker in some areas, so it almost looks hand-painted. And I love that it’s a little bit sparkly without being in your face. It adds just the right touch of fall!
If you enjoyed this leaf DIY pillow cover, check out this beautiful “Play in the Leaves” autumn craft art project!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.