Stencilled Cushion Cover

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This beautiful cushion cover can be made quite simply using just a stencil and fabric paint! If you're feeling extra crafty you could make your own leaf stencil using acetate sheets and a Stanley knife and then use fabric sprays rather than paint!

Search terms: pillow, pillowcase, bedtime, parrot, leaf, leaves, fabric paint, fabric spray.

Suitable for…

  • 3-5 years
  • 5-12 years
  • 12+ years
Group Size
  • Individual (1 child)
  • Small Group (4 children)
  • Large Group (20 children)

Idea Features
Idea Features

  • Step 1

    Pre-wash your cushion cover prior to painting.

  • Clever Tip

    Remember when painting a double sided item to insert some newspaper or card inside so that the paint doesn’t seep through onto the back.

  • Step 2

    Once your cushion cover is dry, iron carefully so that you have a nice flat surface to work on. Adult assistance required.

  • Clever Tip

    Cover your work surface with a plastic splash mat before you start painting!

  • Step 3

    Decide where you would like your stencil and carefully place it onto your cushion cover.

  • Step 4

    Using a dabbing motion, paint the sections of your stencil with the colours you have chosen.

  • Clever Tip

    Dabbing the paint on rather than brushing will minimise paint seeping under the stencil.

  • Step 5

    After stencilling your cushion cover, allow to dry and then heat seal with an iron. Remember to cover your design with baking paper to prevent the iron from sticking. Once heat sealed, stuff your cushion with wadding and it’s now ready for resting your head on!


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Cost of all materials
$167.14 (inc GST)
$151.95 (ex GST)
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