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DIY Pet Floor Cushions

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DIY Pet Floor Cushions
DIY Pet Floor Cushions
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With these DIY Pet Floor Cushions, you can give your home a dose of whimsy in a matter of minutes. Are you an animal lover? This project is just for you! The fun stencils let you decorate plain cushions with colorful cats, dogs, lizards, and goldfish swimming in a bowl. Your kids will get a kick out of this project, too. Floor cushions are perfect for children's playrooms because they provide seating without sharp corners or elevated surfaces that your kids can fall off of. You're going to love these adorable pillows!

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Main MaterialFabric

MaterialsPaint

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Martha Stewart® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart® Dauber Set
  • Martha Stewart® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc
  • Martha Stewart® Adhesive Paper Stencils - Pets
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Caterpillar
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Tree Top
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Fish Tank Blue
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Orange Floatie
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Snowball
  • Three (3) 24” floor cushions
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Palette

Instructions

  1. Preparation:

    1. Refer to the Basic Stenciling Tips for information on using Martha Stewart Stencils.

  2. Cat Cushion:

    1. Stencil an overall pattern of Fishtank Blue cat designs on the cushion using a medium sized pouncer. Refer to photo for inspiration of placement. Allow to dry completely.
    2. Accent with stenciled Orange Floatie fish using a small pouncer. Let dry.

  3. Dog Cushion:

    1. Create an overall Caterpillar stenciled pattern of dog designs onto the cushion using a medium sized pouncer. Create your own design pattern or refer to photo for inspiration.
    2. Accent with stenciled Snowball bones as shown. Let dry.

  4. Reptile Cushion:

    1. The third cushion is decorated with an overall pattern of Treetop reptile designs. Stencil using a medium sized pouncer. Allow to dry completely.

  5. Clean Up:

    1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries.
    2. Cleaned stencils should be stored on the backer sheet for future use.

Which animals would you stencil on your pillows? Let us know in the comments!

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