• DIY Spotty Pillowcases

    By craft contributor Claire of Fellow Fellow

    It’s no secret that I LOVE anything spotted (and it seems like Liz and I have that in common!)… and these pillowcases are no exception! They do a great job of brightening up my bedroom, and make me so happy just looking at them!

    Here’s how you can make some too…

    – Blank cotton pillowcase/s (pre-washed, dried, ironed)
    – Old cardboard or newspaper
    – Fabric paint – like this fluorescent pink or this set
    – Small bowl for paint
    – A pencil (or something else to stamp with)

    *I think the fabric paint I used was actually meant for airbrushing, so it was quite runny and bled a little bit. A slightly thicker paint would probably be better.

    Step 1.
    Spread out your pillowcase and place folded newspaper or cardboard inside to stop the paint seeping through to the other side).

    Step 2.
    If necessary, put your paint into the small bowl. Dip the end of your pencil into the paint and stamp it onto the pillowcase. Keep doing that until the whole pillowcase is covered. Allow to dry overnight.

    Step 3.
    Once the paint is dry, take the newspaper/cardboard out, and set the paint according to the instructions (For me it was ironing the print inside out for a few minutes).

    Step 4.
    Once set, wash and dry your pillowcase before putting it to use!


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    6. ai said… September 25, 2012 3:58 am

      soooooooo nice *-*

    7. Dale Coykendall said… September 23, 2012 4:38 am

      sweet idea… I have loved polka dots for a long time

    8. dervla @ The Curator said… September 21, 2012 7:11 pm

      ah so pretty – now if i could just find a second to do these.

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    10. Emily said… September 20, 2012 5:26 pm

      SO pretty! I’m doing this immediately!

    11. Charlie said… September 20, 2012 12:01 am

      LOVE. Polka dots are so cute.


    12. Kate said… September 19, 2012 11:08 pm

      Must try! Seriously adorable. Lucky for me I have two little girls who would love polka dot pillowcases! 🙂

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    14. Megan Freels Johnston said… September 19, 2012 6:47 pm

      That is such a great idea. Those pillow cases look amazing. I think I might try that on a t shirt! I love your blog.


    15. Jamie said… September 19, 2012 6:47 pm

      I love hat elephant pillow even more than the polka dot ones! Did you make it too or did you buy it somewhere?

      • Karo said… September 20, 2012 2:45 am

        I would love to hear and see something about the elephant pillow – it’s so cute! Did you make it by yourself? Do you have any patterns?

        • Jud said… September 20, 2012 8:57 am

          I’m also hear for the Elephant 🙂

          • Jud said… September 20, 2012 8:58 am

            here, sorry

      • Claire said… September 20, 2012 6:23 pm

        The little elephant pillow was actually a gift from my husband’s parents! They bought it on their way through Bangkok. 🙂

    16. Nicole @ Treasure Tromp said… September 19, 2012 2:22 pm

      oh I love this! I think that I’ll try it soon

    17. Tan said… September 19, 2012 8:20 am

      Adorable! I too am a huge fan of a good polka dot. Unfortunately my husband isn’t so much :/

      • Liz Stanley said… September 19, 2012 11:18 am

        Yeah probably mine too but how cute would they be for a little girls room?

    18. Heather | Vivid Hue Home said… September 19, 2012 7:40 am

      Really? It’s that easy? This looks supertastic! Such a wonderful turn out! I’ve got to try these on my own! Thanks so much for sharing and I love the idea of the fluorescent pink!

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