These days are you having an urge to redecorate as you look at your never-changing surroundings? We thought we’d show you how to simply (and affordably) make some decorative throw pillows that add love to your interiors.

Make Your Own Heart Pillow:

• Heart Stencil extra small  / small / medium / large (we used large)
• Pillow Cover
• Pillow Insert
• Fabric Paints
• Sponge
• Duct Tape
• Scissors
• Cardstock 12″ x 12″
• Paint Pallet or Paper Plate to Hold Paints
• Spray Adhesive

Project materials: Pillow cover, heart template, paint, paint brush, scissors, card stock paper.
Folding black card stock paper in half vertically.
Heart shape cut out from black card stock paper.

PRINT the heart stencil onto standard sized paper.

FOLD one piece of cardstock in half and TAPE the heart stencil on top, making sure that the middle of the heart is in line with the middle of the fold.

CUT around the outline of the heart stencil and cardstock, so that once cut and unfolded, you have one heart cut-out and one heart stencil.

Heart stencil and can of spray adhesive.
Heart stencil taped on pillow cover.
Paint palate consisting of white, yellow, red, and blue paint, along with paint brush, water, sponge, and scissors.

SPRAY a light coat of spray adhesive onto the back of your heart stencil to ensure a clean line around your stencil.

PLACE your heart stencil onto your pillow cover in position and tape around the edges of the cardstock, to ensure it will not move about.

PREPARE your paint colors together on your palette paper to get the type of color you are after.

Sponge painting inside the heart stencil that is taped to the pillow cover.
Adding red paint to the primed heart stencil on the pillow cover.
Heart stencil fully painted in red on the pillow cover.

SPONGE a coat of white paint inside your heart stencil, filling the heart with paint. We begin with the white layer to ensure the color on top will show up bright. Allow to dry.

LAYER your desired colors on top of your white base coat with a sponge, pressing color around the edges rather than pulling across the fabric.

ALLOW fabric paint to dry before removing the duct tape and heart stencil. Once removed, you will see your heart!

The heart pillow is just one simple design we picked. Get creative and decorate your pillow with your favorite quote or images. Another nice idea, if you would like to give your pillow as a personalized gift, is to use fabric markers to write notes to your loved ones on the pillow.

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