DIY Stenciled Pillowcases

DIY Stenciled Pillowcases

Create one-of-a-kind pillowcases using spray paint and decorative metal sheets!

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Difficulty: Easy

Pre-ironed upholstery fabric pillowcase, color and size of choice
Pillow insert to fit the case
Decorative metal sheet(s) (Found at local hardware stores)
Fabric spray paint, color of choice
Craft paper, pre-cut to fit inside the pillowcase
Repositionable spray adhesive
Metal snips (sheers)
Scrap cardboard from a box
Wet rag


  1. Place the craft paper inside the empty pillowcase so it lays flat. This will stop the paint bleeding through to the back of the pillow
  1. Carefully use metal snips to cut the decorative metal sheet into the size and shape you want. The metal sheet will be used as a stencil on the pillow (See image below)

  1. Once you’re happy with the size and shape of the metal sheet, decide where you want to place it on the pillowcase. Different decorative metal sheets can be used in layers on the same pillowcase. The bottom of the pillowcase has a zipper opening, so position your sheet on the pillowcase so the zipper is on the bottom
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  1. Put on a facemask. Hold up the metal sheet and lightly spray the back with spray adhesive. Press the metal sheet onto the pillowcase. This will stop it lifting up and the paint getting underneath it
  1. Place scrap cardboard around the metal sheet to protect any parts of the pillowcase not covered by the stencil (See image below)

  1. Hold the spray paint about 12” away from the pillowcase and spray the paint in light, sweeping strokes until the pillow under the stencil is lightly covered (See image below)

Expert Tip: The stencil can be moved to another part of the pillowcase and reused to create different patterns and overlaps. If there is a lot of excess paint on the stencil, wipe it off with a wet rag before placing it back on the pillowcase.

  1. Remove the scrap cardboard and stencil from the pillowcase. Allow the paint to dry for at least 2 hours or dry to the touch. Place a pillow in the finished pillowcase (See image below)

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