Stenciled Fall Pillows ~ Easy DIY Home Decor

Well, I’ve finally done it.  The first project … OF FALL!!  Maybe it’s wishful thinking that some Fall crafting will usher in some cooler weather or maybe it’s just because it is my favorite time of the year.  Whatever the reason, I am so inspired to craft with brown, gold and orange, leaves and owls, spiders and skeletons and all things BOO!  So today, thanks to a big, colorful shipment of Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint and Mixed Media stencils (available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers), I am sharing an easy DIY home decor tutorial for easy stenciled Fall pillows!

Easy stenciled Fall pillows with Americana paint & stencils at shakentogetherlife.com

These easy stenciled Fall pillows started with two basic 13×13 cream colored canvas pillows that I found at my local Old Time Pottery store – they were a steal for $2 each!  Since the Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint is designed for almost any surface (most metal, wood, plastic, glass and fabric), I decided to try it out on these pillows.  Especially after I saw the Angular Motion and Branching Out 12×12 stencils.

Supplies for easy stenciled Fall pillows at shakentogetherlife.com

After I centered the part of the stencil that I wanted to use, I secured the Angular Motion stencil to the pillow with painters tape and it worked like a charm.  I used a foam brush to add Pumpkin Patch paint in the herringbone design – such an appropriate color for this time of year!  Since the pillow was somewhat curved, there were a few places that I painted outside of the lines, but I am okay with it.  After all, I love rustic and hand made!  Once the first section of the herringbone was dry, I re-positioned the stencil and painted another section.  Once more, and the bright orange design was done!

Stenciled Fall pillows with American paint & stencils at shakentogetherlife

I followed the same basic steps to add the Branching Out tree stencil to the second pillow.  This one was a little more time consuming due to the details that make up the tree branches, so just be patient and coax the stencil around the curved edges of the pillow.  Once the entire tree was stenciled, I used a small paint brush and a little more Cocoa Bean paint to fill in any of the spots I missed or where I was light-handed with the paint.

Stenciling tips using Americana paint & stencils at shakentogetherlife.com

These stenciled Fall pillows were such a fun and easy way to kick off my holiday crafting season!  While they were inexpensive to make, I love their rustic Fall look and they make the perfect addition to our entry way.  The best part about this project was that because the paint dried quickly, both pillows were stenciled and dry in less than an hour.  That is almost instant gratification crafting – this impatient girl’s favorite kind of crafting!  Just in case you are wondering, the paint did not seep or bleed on the canvas fabric and the lines are still as crisp as when I painted them.  They look fantastic in the little rustic vignette in our entryway and I hope to show it to you soon!

Easy stenciled Fall pillows with Americana paint & stencils at shakentogetherlife.com

Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday season crafting, too!  Why?  Well, the generous folks at DecoArt have a great promotion – buy 5 of the new Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints and receive $3 back!  Details are found below.

DecoArt Americana rebate offer

Since the Fall crafting has officially begun … here are a few more of my favorite Fall projects from years past!!

Frightfully Easy Halloween Banner

Coffee Filter Bunting

3 Minute Bat Wreath

Disclosure:  I received amazing products from DecoArt in order to create this fun tutorial, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

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Comments

  1. Agreed. I am in full fall mode. I love your pillows! I don’t know what it is about brown and orange right now, but it just makes me happy. Bring on the crisp air and falling leaves!

  2. Love these pillows! It’s always a great way to update a space! Pinned!

  3. These are FABULOUS! Love the colors!!

  4. Cute! I’ve been in denial, but this project is actually making me want to break out my fall decorations now too!

  5. I love how these pillows turned out Keri! And it’s good to know that the Multi-Surface paint works so nicely on fabric too! Happy (early) Fall!

  6. The weather here has started to cool off, I think I’m ready to start some Fall crafting as well! Love these pillows!

  7. that herringbone stencil is my absolute fave!!! super cute, keri!

  8. I love how these turned out, what a great project!

  9. These are amazing! I love the orange one. I’m hosting a Wall Decal giveaway that you should enter!

  10. I’m diggin’ those pillows! I can’t wait to start decorating for fall!

  11. So cute Keri!

  12. I love these so much! That tree stencil was one of my favorites!

  13. loved the chevron pillow! these look so cute and im thinking new pillows for each season? super cute and cheap idea to spice up the couches or bed!

  14. I SO wish I had your craftiness :) you have the cutest prijects

  15. Love the pillows Keri… and the paint and the stencils… ok it’s all awesome! xo

  16. Okay, these are seriously awesome. I have been thinking of doing something along these lines and now am totally inspired. Pinning! I would also be over-the-moon if you have time to share this at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven’t already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    – Krista @ the happy housie

  17. LOVE these! I’ve been wanting to make a squirrel silhouette pillow for Fall, but couldn’t think of what other pillows would coordinate without making all silhouettes. I love the idea of making pillows like yours. How fun. Thanks for the inspiration (stopping by from House of Hepworths)

  18. I really love those pillows. Those are so pretty, I am in love!!!

  19. OK, I need to use stencils more often! Love the pillows.

  20. I especially love the orange one with the angular motion stencil.

    If you’re interested, I’d love if you shared this with my Show & Tell party going on this week.

  21. These are great! The colors you chose complement each other so nicely! I followed you over here from Shabby Nest’s link party!

  22. I love these for fall! With the canvas material they’d be perfect on a bench on the porch. I can seriously feel fall coming soon…I can hardly wait! Thank you for sharing.

    Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

  23. Gorgeous pillows! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-linky-23.html

  24. These turned out great! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday!!

  25. Beautiful stenciled pillows! I have some canvas throw pillows that I have been thinking of trying something like this out on. Thanks for sharing with us! I’ve pinned it!

  26. I did a stenciled pillow too!! I so wish I would have done the branch one – it looks awesome! And really perfect for fall!!

  27. I love these! My favorite projects are ones that are simple but still turn out totally cute! Plus they’re a great way to get in the fall spirit! I know you already saw that I featured this on my blog today, so I’m just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing!

  28. Keri,
    Two Words: LOVE IT!
    What a great idea! So smart!
    Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I can’t wait to see what else you share!
    Make it a great week!

  29. These are so cool! I love fall :D
    Thanks for sharing,
    Molly

  30. Great job on the pillows! I love painting pillows and love the branch pillow! I featured them on Sew Woodsy yesterday!

  31. Love these Keri! Fall pillows are on my list and these are just fabulous!

  32. Super cute, love them! Jen

  33. Hello!
    I LOVE this project! Where did you get your pillows? Or did you already had these and just added a white slip cover? It looks SO FUN! I’d love to add pillows like these to my fall decor!

    • Hi Ursula! I found the pillows at Old Time Pottery for only $2 each! They are cream colored canvas, which worked great for this project, but I bet slip covers would work just as well!!

  34. These are fantastic!!

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