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
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!
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.
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.
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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