Monday, September 27, 2010

DIY: Freezer Paper Stencil Pillow

I wanted a fun accent pillow for my son's room so I decided to make a custom pillow for him with a moped stenciled on it.  It was super easy, and a lot of fun.  Here are the steps to making your own custom stencil out of freezer paper.

  1. I found a silhouette of a moped here, enlarged it and printed it out.  If you don't have illustrator, google images is a great resource for finding silhouettes.

  2. After I printed the image on regular paper, I taped it to the matte side of the freezer paper and used an xacto knife to cut out the black area.  {You can find freezer paper at just about any grocery store}.

  3. I ironed the freezer paper onto my fabric - glossy side down.

  4. I mixed the color I wanted with fabric paint.

  5. Then dab the paint onto the fabric and dry with a blow dryer for 30 seconds.

  6. Repeat until the desired color is achieved.

  7. Lift freezer paper off when done applying paint.

  8. Let it dry for 24-48 hours and then it's ready to wash.

*** Note: The back of the fabric paint bottle said to iron the fabric paint to help the paing set.  I tried this, and my iron was probably a little too hot, and it slightly burned an area- though it's hardly noticeable.  After looking at different tutorials online, it doesn't appear that this step is absolutely necessary so I left it out. ***

I think it turned out pretty good, and Caden sure is pleased!


cc morgan said...

I just love your pillow, what a great project!!! Makes me want to do one for my son with a guitar on it.

deb said...

You should do it, cc! That would be awesome!

Jasmine said...

Love this project! I might just make something like this for my kids' rooms. :) Great job!

Liz said...

Thanks so much for this!! Glad I found you! You make it look much easier than other sites. Love the use of wax paper. Who knew??
Thanks again!!

Liz said...

Okay, had to reread your directions. Glad I did because wax paper would have been disastrous! : )