DIY brushstrokes painted pillow {a tutorial}

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Happy Monday! I apologize for my blog being quiet last week–Summer has, so far, been quite busy (all in a good way, but still). Today, though, I have a DIY painted pillow tutorial for you all! Hope it makes up for my silence:) You may remember my painted pillow tutorial from a couple of months ago…while I liked the concept, I wanted something a little less colorful, with a little more white space to better blend in my my living room’s decor. I made two of these, in about an hour, and I love them! Here’s the how to….

For these pillows, I used white Ikea pillow covers, and a selection of craft paint (navy, turquoise, kelly, gray, white and yellow).

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Using a paintbrush (I used the end of a foam brush, one per color), dip it into your paint, and make simple brushstrokes randomly across your pillow covers. I started with my darker colors, and let them dry before applying my lighter colors to avoid excessive bleeding and blending of colors. I varied the length and direction of my strokes, aiming for a random, whimsical pattern. Here they are about halfway through!

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Add paint until you are happy with your pillow covers, let dry, and insert pillow forms. Easy as pie.

 

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Is there any easier, more impactful way to update a room than with new pillows? I think not. I love the color, texture and pattern that these beauties add to the space!

Happy day, Lovelies!

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the diy dreamer

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27 favorite ric rac tutorials

Hello, hello! Today, I’m sharing another (my 30!!) crafty compilation post, where I compile DIY tutorials and crafts that all use a versatile, inexpensive, and just-plain-awesome craft product. And today, it’s all about ric rac! If you have a collection of ric rac that you just don’t know what to do with, or you’re just looking for new ideas, this post is for you…

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Accessorize, Embellish and Decorate

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ric rac flower tutorial from craftiness is not optional
ric rac rosettes from the crafting chicks 
ric rac rose ring from the ribbon retreat
ric rac bunting from i {heart} naptime
strawberries and ric rac garland from simple serendipities
ric rac birthday cake from living locurto
ric rac dahlias from knick knacks and ric rac
spring zig zag ric rac pillow from flamingo toes
zig zag table runner from knitty bitties
ric rac headband from wildflowers and whimsy

clothing

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sweater redo from tatertots and jello
retro ric rac apron from flamingo toes
 girl’s ric rac dress from craftiness is not optional
spring dresses/skirts from make it and love it
ruffle skirt from mommy by day…crafter by night
ric rac pocket dress from probably actually
spring girls skirt from icandy

Gifts

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ric rac napkins from the purl bee
ric rac receiving blanket from sew much ado 
ric rac dishtowels from sew 4 home
ric rac crayon rolls from skip to my lou
burp cloths from just another hang up
ric rac placemat and napkin from kirsty
needle notebook from schlosser designs
ric rac tissue holder from the cottage home
pocket pillowcase from just another hang up
ric rac pillow from color chic

What’s your favorite way to use ric rac?

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20 creative valentine’s day tutorials

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I’ll admit-for a crafts-related blogger, I don’t tend to decorate for a lot of the holidays. My mantle, for instance, hasn’t changed since Christmas, and I’m okay with that. So when I do decorate, I like creative and simple crafts that don’t take a lot of time. And if we’re talking Valentine’s Day crafts, I don’t want anything overly cutesy or over-the-top that won’t fit in with my everyday décor (unless my 4 year old’s involved, then I’ll welcome it all into my home, cutesy and over-the-top included). So today, I’m sharing 20 creative V-Day crafts with a modern edge that you’ll love to add to your holiday décor! Enjoy!

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Rice Krispie Treat Valentines from Foodie Crush

diy telephone gobelet monkeychoo 20 creative valentines day tutorials

DIY telephone from Monkey Choo

be mine printable123 20 creative valentines day tutorials

free printables from paper & stitch

valentines boxes 20 creative valentines day tutorials

glitter boxes from the house that lars built

valentine cup wrappers 20 creative valentines day tutorials

DIY coffee cup wrappers from eat drink chic

love letters 1 20 creative valentines day tutorials

geometric heart love letters from minieco

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watercolor and gold garland from burlap+blue

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gift tags from 100 layer cake

pink milk cubes 20 creative valentines day tutorials

milk ice cubes from a subtle revelry

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how to make heart shaped cupcakes from sugar swings!

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diy gift from oh hello friend

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cement valentines from lovely indeed

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ruffled heart from joy ever after

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diy wreath from the house that lars built

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painted heart bag from v and co

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heart calendar from me and my diy

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heart garland from project wedding

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stitched heart card from dandee

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love pallet from hometalk

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heart notebooks from cosmo cricket

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tulle garland from my so called crafty life

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