Tutorial: Layered Stenciled Pillows with Tulip Fabric Paint


Disclosure: this is a sponsored post from Tulip and iLoveToCreate. All opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links.

Ah, spring! Time to freshen up the house with some new accessories and color. And new pillows are perfect- but they can be SO expensive for a designer look! But I made my own using Tulip For Your Home Soft Fabric Paint from iLoveToCreate. Let me show you how!

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It was really easy to do- I was sent the entire kit.

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Let me show you in this quick slideshow video!

For those of you who like the photos, here you go!

Iron your pillow case to remove the wrinkles.

Iron your pillow case to remove the wrinkles.

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Insert wax paper to prevent bleed-through.

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Tulip Stencils have a shiny side and a matte side. Shiny side goes up!

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Apply a light layer of stencil adhesive to the WRONG (matte) side of the stencil.

position the stencil


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Use an old folder or paper plate to make cleanup easy.

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Use the roller or a foam brush to apply the paint. Less is more, so don’t load up the roller too much.

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Remove the stencil promptly and let it dry completely. I love how soft and flexible this paint is- not stiff or rubbery!


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When the first layer is dry, repeat the process using the second, smaller stencil.

I love my new pillow and that lovely pewter metallic paint blends perfectly with my decor. And I completed the project in under 2 hours!

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Want more cool projects? Check iLoveToCreate for inspiration!

And there is a fun link-up party with even more stenciled projects to inspire you. Enjoy!


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  1. Debbie says

    I love Tulip paints. I have used them since the 90’s when I painted T shirts! I never thought of doing stenciled pillows though….love the layering effect!

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