Crafty Christmas :: DIY Painted Pillow

I've been busy crafting gifts for the nicest on my list, and I'm so excited to share a new DIY project with you every day this week (including Saturday & Sunday - yeehaw!) Each gift idea took 15 minutes or less and will make great budget-friendly presents for anyone on your list. Ready for a Crafty Christmas?

First up is a DIY painted pillow. I love this gift idea because you can personalize every detail including the colors, phrase and paint design. My gift is for an adventurous go-getter, so I thought "Sparkle Brighter" fit perfectly. 

Directions after the jump!

:: Materials Needed ::
  • Plain white decorative pillow. {The above was purchased from Home Goods}
  • Gold stencil spray. {You can get this at any craft store but I highly recommend Joann Fabrics. They had a ton of colors and variety to choose from}
  • Tape for creating your own stencil
  • Letter stickers

:: Step 1 :: Spell out your chosen phrase or word with your letter stickers. {Note - The letter stickers I used were leftover from scrap booking -- they don't have to be fabric specific to work.} 

:: Step 2 :: Line the area that you want to paint with tape. Ensure that the tape is secure and there are no gaps throughout the lining. I also used brown bags to catch excess paint just in case. 

:: Step 3 :: Spray area with stencil fabric paint. Let dry completely {Approximately 30 minutes}. You may need to gently soak up excess paint with a paper towel. 

:: Step 4 :: Once dried, remove letter stickers and tape. Enjoy!

Psst - Looking for more DIY ideas? Swing by last year's "5 Days of Christmas"!


  1. What a great diy! This looks amazing!

  2. OMG Em! Love your DIY projects :) such a cute idea! xoxo
    Heart of Chic

  3. Oooh...I like that, so pretty!! Sweet idea xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

  4. Oh wow this is too cute! I would have never thought to do this

  5. Awww, I love this SO much, amazing idea and DIY, quite uncomplicated as well! Would make for a lovely gift too! Thanks so much for sharing!! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  6. this is so creative, emily! might have to make one of these for a christmas gift :) xxChelsie

  7. This came out so so cute! I love how you could personalize it to say anything!

  8. How cute is this?? I love holiday DIYs! I have one up today too :)

  9. great idea and it looks like a DIY i can handle :) xo

  10. Aww I love this DIY you could totally tailor this to the color scheme of your bedroom or living room!

  11. Too cute! What a great (and easy to make) gift idea!

    Runway Chef

  12. This is so amazing! I have never seen anything like that - I am doing a Christmas link up tomorrow, you should so link this up! I can't believe you can do this at home! So cool :)


  13. So cute and much easier than I would have imagined! I love the way this turned out!

  14. This is such a cute idea! I'm looking forward to all of your DIY's this week, especially since they all take 15 minutes or less to make...love it!

  15. So easy and adorable! Love it!

  16. This is so cute! Definitely want to try making one of these soon!


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