Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY Gold Spray Painted PIllow

I am so excited to share this awesome Gold Polka Dot Pillow that you can make using..SPRAY PAINT!

If you don't know this about me already,  I LOVE to spray paint! It's quick, easy, cheap and gives you fabulous results. I also love polka dot and the color gold. So, when I saw the awesome Confetti stencil masks from Hazel & Ruby, my wheals started turning. I wondered if I could make a spray painted polka dot pillow. (say that 10x fast)

I don't sew, but I wish that I did.  It's on my goal list. Someday soon, I will learn. Anyway, because I don't sew, I needed to come up with a way to make my gold pillow..without using a needle or any thread. Gold spray paint, and Ikea pillow and the Confetti stencil mask to the rescue.

 Supplies needed to make Gold Polka Dot Pillow

Gold Spray Paint: Rustoleum Metallic gold spray paint is the best metallic paint out there. It dries extremely fast & has a beautiful color. You can pick it up at Home Depot.

Ikea Pillow form-These are about $6 and they are feather filled. I love them!

Confetti Stencil Mask by Hazel & Ruby-A-Mazing!

How to make a Gold Spray Painted Polka Dot Pillow

1-Attach your dots to your pillow. Attach them as firmly as you can. Because this is not a flat pillow form, they are not going to stick completely flat. Don't worry, it will still work. Promise!

2-Lightly spray paint the front and sides of your pillow. When I say lightly, I mean light coats. The trick to great spray paint coverage is multiple thin coats. Don't stop moving your hand, keep it moving the whole time. If you stop in one spot mid spray, you will get runs. You don't want runs!

3-When the front of the pillow is dry (this will take minutes, it dries that fast) you will want to flip it over and do the back. You need to cover the entire pillow with the paint. If you don't, you will see the white when you put it out on display.

4-Remove the dots & get extremely excited because you have the cutest pillow ever!

Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering if this pillow is crunchy or hard because of the spray paint. Good news, because this Rustoleum gold metallic paint totally rocks, your pillow is not crunchy! It's comparable to an outdoor fabric pillow. My pillow is inside my home, but you could definitely put this outside.

A couple of tips & questions answered that you might have..

If you use regular spray paint your pillow will be crunchy. There is something about the formula of this metallic paint that allows you to paint fabric and it isn't crunchy. I have no idea why, I just know that how it worked for me.

Your pillow doesn't smell like paint. It just smells like a pillow. If your putting it in your house, just make sure that it is completely dry & aired out before you bring it inside. Then you shouldn't have any problems.

Are you wanting some more spray painting ideas and tips? Check out these fun posts.

How to make your own Outdoor Twister Game with Spray Paint

Easy Tips for How to Spray Paint Anything

And in case your looking for fun Mothers Day ideas that your kids can create, you will love this roundup.

 51 Mothers Day ideas for Kids

Happy Creating!

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