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Easy Painted Pillow

I'm gearing up to finish decorating my front room. It's been a work-in-progress since we moved in almost a year ago. The big hold-up has been waiting for warm enough weather to paint some furniture. Fingers crossed that it will finally happen this weekend.

But I do have a little sneak-peak project to share with you today. I painted a pillow!

It was so quick and easy. I just printed out the symbol I wanted, cut it out, and traced it onto a white pillow cover using a pencil. Then I used navy blue acrylic craft paint (the kind that comes in the little bottles from craft stores) and filled in the lines. Like this:

The last step was to heat set the paint so that it won't come off when I wash it. (Because in a house with kids, I guarantee this white pillow will need a washing very soon). To heat set, I just put a clean cloth over the dry paint and ironed it without steam for around 30 seconds, moving the iron the whole time. That's it! The whole project took me less than an hour, didn't cost me a cent, and I love how it adds a graphic punch to room.
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