Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Porch Rocker Pillows

Two crafts that I have been trying to squeeze in for months:  Freezer paper stenciling and something out of burlap.  So when I got these two cool adirondack-style rockers for the front porch, it gave me the perfect opportunity!

I cut the stencils with my Cricut using Winter Woodland for the numbers and Home Decor for the bird and branch and used fabric paint to paint the cushions.  The stencils worked so slick; I think I may be hooked for life!  There are multitudes of online tutorials, but here is a helpful video specifically using the Cricut.  You can also do it with an exacto knife and marker, but the Cricut definitely made it easier.

 (Don't mind the empty plant pots -- that part I'm still trying to figure out...)

I love the texture of the burlap for these outdoor cushions.  It wouldn't be waterproof, but under my covered porch I'm not worried about the rain getting to it.  TFL!

I'm linking up to the Tea Rose Home linky party!


Tonya said...

Beautiful! I really have to try this now...thanks, Tomi!

Brooke S said...

LOVE THEM BOTH! Totally Classy.


terrid614 said...

hi! these pillows are adorable. i am really into the bird thing now~i guess they are becoming quite popular!!!! i am at work right now, so tonight, i am going to have to watch your tutorial! thanks for sharing!!! xo

Betsy said...

I love burlap. I just covered the seat of a chair with it but something is missing. I think it needs a stencil in the middle. Thanks for sharing the idea...love the pillows.

Regina Moore said...

LOVE these!

Sachiko said...

I LOVE them!!! I have been wanting to make pillows like these for a while, I really need to do it.
Thank you for sharing them at my link party!

Noelle said...

Beautiful pillows!! I hadn't thought about using the Cricut to make stencils, but your pillows are so fab, I'll have to try it! :)