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DIY Throw Pillow for Mother's Day

Send mom a fun, and creative, "postcard" with this customized throw pillow

At a Glance:

#6318 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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Other Supplies

  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Raspberry Ice #32044
  • Martha Stewart ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wild Blueberry, 2 oz. #32017CA
  • Martha Stewart ® Mediums - Tintable Fabric Medium, 6 oz. #32194
  • Martha Stewart ® Brush Sets - Detailing Brush Set - 5pc #32247
  • Martha Stewart ® Paper Stencil Set - Monogram Serif Alphabet, 48 pc. #32277
  • Martha Stewart® Stencil Tape #32292
  • Martha Stewart® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc #32802
  • Martha Stewart® Large Mylar Stencil - Tribal #33553
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Magenta Rose #33568
  • Throw pillows


Side A – Postcard Design

  1. Cut the Alphabet Stencils down,and tape together to desired letter spacing for ‘POSTCARD’. Align toward the top left corner and Stencil Tape to the pillow.
  2. Mix 1 part Fabric Medium with 2 parts Magenta Rose Craft Paint. Using a small Stencil Brush, apply a small amount to the Alphabet Stencil using a quick up and down motion.
  3. Using Wild Blueberry Craft Paint and a Brush, draw a vertical line down the pillow about 1/3 from the right, and stacked wavy lines in the upper right hand corner.
  4. With a Detail Brush, freehand a personalized message on the left half of the pillow (ie. ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’).

Side B –“All-over” Stencil Design

  1. Mix 1 part Fabric Medium and 2 parts Raspberry Ice Craft Paint in a small bowl. Cut the desired Laser-cut Stencil from the full-page template. Line up the stencil on one of the corners.
  2. Using a medium-large Stencil Brush, apply a small amount of paint to the stencil by using a quick up-and-down motion. (Tip: Be sure to not overload your stencil brush with too much paint. Less is recommended).
  3. Continue to apply Craft Paint to Stencil until entire side is complete.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.