DIY Pattern Throw Pillows — These DIY pattern throw pillows are a sure fire way to add some color to a modern room!
If you all follow along on Instagram, then you got a sneak peek at today’s project whilst I was trying to show off my party nail. (Priorities, you guys, priorities). But I’m super pumped about how these DIY Pattern Throw Pillows turned out!
Mostly, I’m using them to cover up the ridiculous amounts of crap that this white couch insists on collecting. So let this be a lesson to you to never buy a white cotton couch. You will hate (lounging) life.
Since I couldn’t find exactly the pattern or color scheme I was looking for in pillows, I snagged some plain white pillow covers to give myself a blank slate to work with lots of crazy colors.
And though the color choices may be a bit much for an average home, the small doses of them make it easier to add to a space.
Of course, you can always tone down the the color palette to your room decor too…
Materials Needed To Make Painted DIY Pattern Throw Pillows
- Paint brushes
- Fabric paints in various colors — I used DecoArt SoSoft paints because they dry soft instead of a weird stiff texture.
- Plain white throw pillow cover
- Newspaper or cardboard — To insert between the cover sides when you are painting
How To Make Painted DIY Pattern Throw Pillows
Side note: This is totally a blooper moment because I only have one nail painted in this tutorial (which I had done for a quick photo for a shoot before this)!
I totally didn’t realize I left it painted for the rest of the day in regular photos too. My bad… now you know my one-nail painting secrets for styling!
Back to the project!
First, place some paper in between the cover so the paint doesn’t bleed through.
Next, you can create whatever patterns you’d like for this DIY Pattern Throw Pillow project. But the trick is letting the colors dry in between each layer so they don’t bleed.
I also used just a small amount of paint for each small stroke and made sure to make every stroke in the same direction to make it look like natural watercolors.
You’ll use this same technique for each pattern you create. And then, lay the pillow covers out to dry for 24 hours before using them.
I started getting a little wild and crazy with patterns after the first few. But I think this one ended up being my favorite!
For those of you wondering where the neon sign is from, I actually had it custom made from The Neon Gallery here locally. The couple that runs it is SO awesome. I wanted to just hang out there all day!
So what do you guys think? Are these DIY pattern pillows something you’d make for your own space?
It’s pretty inexpensive so you could definitely cater them towards seasons to mix and match your space throughout the year!
Or you could just go buck wild on some crazy outdoor ones!