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Stencil How-to: DIY Stenciled Pillows with our African Protea Stencil

Stenciled Pillow DIY project with Stencil Creme Paints from Royal Design Studio


Great News!! Our FREE Stencil of the Month feature is BACK!!


Each month we will be sending out a newly designed stencil pattern with each order. This month our free pattern is the African Protea Flower stencil. This Art Deco-inspired motif is perfect for craft stencil projects on furniture, fabric and more.

We've even created a couple new DIY stencil how-to projects to get you inspired and on your way. First up? Stenciled pillow projects that you can easily do on store-bought pillows using our metallic Stencil Creme Paints. Let's get started....


Stencil Supplies for this project:


Step-by-Step Stenciling Process:

  1. Gather your stencil supplies.
  2. Measure and mark out your pattern on your pillow. We did a formal, side-by-side grid pattern and used striping tape to mark out the lines.
  3. Center the African Protea Flower stencil in the gridded area. Use a 1" stencil brush to stencil the main body of the flower in Metallic Teal Stencil Creme.
  4. Stencil the leaves of the flower with Lime Shine Stencil Creme using a 3/4" brush and stencil the flower detail with a 3/8" brush using Shimmer Pink.
  5. Remove the tape and insert the pillow form. Viola!
  6. For the off-white pillow form we stenciled a simple border pattern and alternated the direction of the flower so it has a lovely interlocking effect. The colors used were Flat Black Stencil Creme, Pink Flamingo, and Metallic Teal.

Stenciled Pillow DIY project with Stencil Creme Paints from Royal Design Studio


Stenciling pillows is a super easy way to add a custom accent to your decor. The bright colors of the Stencil Cremes really sparkle on the black velvet, and look soft and pretty on lighter colors.

We hope you enjoy this FREE stencil sent with all orders through the month of February and come back each month to claim a fun new stencil pattern for yourself!


Looking for more Fabric Stenciling Ideas?? Here you go!


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  • Hi Carol, we have tested the Stencil Cremes on fabric and found that they do not wash out even without heat setting. However, if you want to be extra sure, or plan to stencil something that will be washed a lot, then you can heat set it by putting in the dryer on a high setting for 30 minutes-or use an iron as you said.

    Melanie Royals
  • If I use washable fabric, does the pillow cover remain washable after it is stenciled? Does the paint need to be set by ironing or another method?


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