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Paint a Personalized Pillow with Initials

This personalized pillow is so easy to make with paint – and the spring colors are perfect! You can customize any way you like.

This personalized pillow is so easy to make with paint - and the spring colors are perfect! You can customize any way you like.Hello! Jennifer from Brave New Home here to share a simple way to personalize a pillowcase.

Pillowcases are one of my go-to home decor elements to swap out for the seasons. They’re inexpensive and easy to store. For this particular personalized pillow design, I went with brighter colors than usual to emphasize spring.

Painted Personalized Pillow

materials-for-personlized-initial-pillowFor this project, you will need a pillowcase, a variety of acrylic paints and fabric medium.

sketching-letters-on-pillowcaseStart by outlining your letters lightly with pencil.  I chose a font reminiscent of a neon sign.

mixing-acrylic-paint-to-make-fabric-paintFollowing the directions of your fabric medium, mix your acrylic paint with fabric medium. Mine was two parts acrylic paint to one part fabric medium.

inserting-paper-between-pillowcaseBefore you start painting, make sure you add some paper or cardboard in between your pillowcase. Depending on how much paint you use, it can saturate the fabric and essentially glue the two sides together.

painting-in-letters-on-pillowcaseThen get to painting. For straight lines, always start from the top and drag down. You may need to rotate your pillowcase to employ this technique but it’s worth it. There’s no better way to get nice straight lines.

erasing-leftover-pencil-marks-on-personlized-pillowAfter your paint is dried, go back and erase any leftover pencil marks. Just make sure your eraser is completely clean before you go in and erase otherwise you run the risk of smudging your pillowcase.

bright-inital-pillowcaseI chose the letters “L,” “N,” plus “J” as these are the initials of my two kids and myself. Could make a great mother’s day present, right?

This personalized pillow is so easy to make with paint - and the spring colors are perfect! You can customize any way you like.This personalized pillow is so easy to make with paint - and the spring colors are perfect! You can customize any way you like.

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