HI!!! It is so good to be back to DIY-ing after being gone on a mini-vacay to Tennessee this past week. While my hubby attended a nerdy conference I got to hang out with my sister, brother-in-law, and 3 nieces! It was great. Anywho, back to the crafting. Not too long ago I was sent the most wonderful box of goodies. Let me tell you, opening a box full of Martha Stewart Decoupage items can make a girl’s day.
I found fabric-to-fabric medium, oil cloth finish, some Martha paints, soft bristle brushes, beautiful lace trims and fabric cut-outs. I knew instantly that I wanted to create a lace trimmed pillow. I’ve been meaning to update some of my pillows to go with our new home colors so this was a perfect opportunity!
- Martha Stewart Decoupage fabric-to-fabric matte finish
- Martha Stewart Decoupage lace trims
- Martha Stewart Decoupage soft bristle brushes
- Pillow form
- Wax paper
- Sewing machine
First, measure your pillow form and cut out 2 pieces of fabric 1/2-inch larger than your pillow form. My pillow was 13×13-inches so I cut out 2 squares that were 13.5×13.5-inches. After they are cut, iron them flat. (I guess most people iron first but I’m a little
Measure and cut 2 pieces of lace that will run the entire length of your pillow. I cut 2 pieces of lace that were 13.5-inches long. Lay them on a piece of wax paper.
Using your soft bristle brush, apply a thin coat of the fabric-to-fabric decoupage medium to the lace. Apply another thin coat on one piece of fabric, where you want to place the lace (HA! that rhymed…).
Place the lace, decoupaged side down, on the fabric where you applied the decoupage medium. The 2 decoupaged sides should be touching. Together their forces combine… to make a sort of DIY magic fabric glue. Press the lace into the fabric to get a strong bond. Let it dry for 1-2 hours.
After 1-2 hours has passed, paint another thin coat of the fabric-to-fabric medium on top of the lace. Let it dry for another 2 hours.
As you can see, I ended up doing lace on both sides of my pillow so it was reversible. Now to finish your pillow… place the fabric together with right sides facing each other and sew them together. Make sure to leave a small 3-4 inch space un-sewn. Flip your fabric inside out so that the pretty side is now outside. Stuff your pillow in through the un-sewn part. Hand stitch the open part closed. (For more detailed instructions and pictures on how to finish a pillow check out this tutorial.)
Voila! A beautiful lace trimmed pillow! So simple and such a great impact. I absolutely loved working with the Martha Stewart Decoupage line. It is easy to use and so durable. It is even machine washable (after 72 hours of curing)! Woohoo!
You can find all of the items in the Martha Stewart Decoupage line at Michaels. For more info visit Plaid…
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