Hi guys! Hope your day is going fine! I’m popping in today because I’d love to show you these painted tribal style pillow cases!
My patio is almost ready and this summer I really like all the blue tones and accents and envisioned blue pillows on our grey outdoor sofa. I was trying to get pillows with dark blue designs on them and I couldn’t find them anywhere, believe me! Even Ikea’s pillows in dark blue were sold out! I would have loved those ones, but I was out of luck. And I also didn’t want to pay shipping from overseas, you know.
So that’s when I bought white and beige plain ones and painted them myself! The fabric isn’t outdoor fabric, but at this point I didn’t care about that, to tell you the truth. They can be easily removed to go in the wash, that’s important in my opinion.
I still had fabric markers from one of Stella’s birthday parties, where everyone painted their own T-shirt. I thought I give those a try, I had two light blue ones and one dark purple one, not the tone I wanted. But I also didn’t want to wait and order them, I wanted to do it right away in that moment! So I started with the patterns in the light blue tones and then just traced it with the purple and the result was a nice dark blue tone! Perfecto!
Now, I just started to doodle away with the tribal patterns I love, arrows and vectors and really easy patterns actually. I also didn’t pay too much attention to whether they were all perfectly situated on the pillow case. I just started. But, if you don’t feel comfortable doing it like that, you can easily first design your pattern on a plain white paper with black marker and then slide it into the pillow case, as it will shine through.
This is how the first one turned out. I stuck them in the washer right away and washed them 40 degrees, they came out perfectly fine!
I like how fresh and bright they look against the darker sofa and I love the blue tone! I’m not much of a too many colours fan, but this summer I really adore that blue! Reminds me of the sea & the blue sky!
If you are not into painting your own, but are still looking for outdoor or indoor pillows, why don’t you check out my friend Nikki’s Make Lemonade Shop. She’s got a great variety of beautiful handmade pillows for every taste!
Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate that!