Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor

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I am ready for some color in my backyard.  I don’t have any plants yet.  I don’t like to purchase them until the first part of June.  I just had to cover a my Hydrangea the other night because the temps were supposed to fall down to 30 degrees.  I just hate to plant so early that everything freezes one night.  Anyway, back to the color.  So I decided to make some fabulous outdoor pillow decor.

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor

Of course it had to be very inexpensive and I did not want to have to haul them in every time it rains.  So, I went on a search for some vinyl table cloths or vinyl fabric.  I had found some at Dollar General the past weekend for $4 each but the colors weren’t right.  I wanted to match the planter buckets that I have hanging on the fence.  That is the only color out there for now.

I had to run some errands in the next town so I stopped at the Truckload Sale store.  This place is great.  Especially if you have the time to mill around and weed through the junk.

I asked the employee when I walked in if they had any vinyl tablecloths and she told me there were a few dispersed around in a couple of the aisles.  So, I went over to start my weeding.

I got really lucky and found two that I thought were perfect.  There were no prices but when I got up to the counter she said they were $2.5o each.  SOLD!

I mixed up the fabrics a little on the pillow so they weren’t all the same but then I wanted something different.  I wanted a word or saying or something on a couple of them.

My husband suggested the spray paint that covers plastic.  I really wanted black since my furniture and my outdoor lighting are black but the brown was the darkest they had in this particular kind.  So I went with it.

I really wanted to use my Cricut to cut out the letters but I did not like any of the font cartridges I had for this project.  So, I made three stencils.  This was sort of a pain.  You must be patient to do this.  LOL!

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

I found the font I liked and printed the size that I wanted onto 8.5×11 sticker paper.  Now came the hard part.  I needed a stencil so I had to cut out the letters and use the negative space as my stencil.  I had to remember not to toss the inside of the “e” because I needed it.

After I got these cut out I peel of the back of the sticker paper and set it down onto the front of the vinyl cut out piece for the pillow.  I made sure the entire pillow front was covered before I started painting.

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

I had a little bit of “whispiness” on some of the letters but I was able to create a straighter line by touching up with a sharpie.  All in all they cam out really nice.  I mixed and matched the fronts and backs and even made a checkerboard pattern on two of pillows.  This was the fun part.  After I had everything stitched I stuffed the pillows with plastic grocery bags.  I had seen this on In My Own Style and thought it was very clever.

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

Fabulous Outdoor Pillow Decor - www.michellejdesigns.com

They really brighten up my space and I am so happy with them.  What do you think?  If you like them please share!

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14 Comments

  1. Peggy Stolley

    So, you spent $5, and got how many pillows?! And they’re waterproof?! You’re a freaking magician! Love it!

    22 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Peggy. I made seven pillows and still have some of the table cloths left over. I should make some wine coasters or something. That would be fun.

      22 . 05 . 2015
  2. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Vinyl tablecloths… GENIUS!!! I love this idea, and I’m in need of some new outdoor pillows myself. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/21/home-matters-linky-party-38/ 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

    23 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Lorelai! I am on my way to your party now.

      24 . 05 . 2015
  3. Maureen Reeves Horsley

    GREAT idea!! I have purchased pillows at used shops n washed n dried..BUT, they get DAMP in cool moist temps!! I LOVE your tablecloth pillows!! And, I will purchase an extra vinal cloth for the table!! FUN! Thanks!,

    23 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Maureen! So glad you like them! I thought it was a good idea and today it is raining. So, I did not have to run out there and get them inside. So nice not to have to worry about it. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it very much!

      24 . 05 . 2015
  4. Zan

    I think they turned out well, too! Very nice outdoor space:)

    26 . 05 . 2015
    • Zan

      BTW: Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters #homematters linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again.

      26 . 05 . 2015
      • Michelle

        I will be back to the Home Matters Party. I really like it. Thanks.

        26 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thank you Zan. My outdoor space looks so much better when all of the leaves and weeds are gone. Haven’t been able to finish with all of the rain we have been having. (Usually on the weekends of course). Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

      26 . 05 . 2015
  5. Kelly

    I swear, I’m gonna make you come live with me to help me decorate once I get back to Florida! I love everything you do!

    29 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Kelly – Oooo that would be fun! I haven’t been to Florida in a while. LOL! Thanks you are a nice person!!

      29 . 05 . 2015
  6. Bonnie

    This is brilliant! It looks so nice an Summery too. Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative sewing projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing

    04 . 06 . 2015
    • Michelle

      I am glad you like them. They have held up well in all of our rain. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      04 . 06 . 2015

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