AM Living: DIY Watercolor inspired pillow covers!

Time to spruce up any room, this DIY pillow case is super easy and adds a hand-drawn touch to any home! Now, don’t be intimated by the brush! You don’t have to be Picasso to create a fun pillow case, I just researched some floral drawings I liked online for inspiration and started from there! Get messy with it, it’s all supposed to be fun! This is a great project to do with your girlfriends too, add some bubbly in the mix and you’ve got yourself a fun gals night in!

Materials you will need:
(2) White pillow case from IKEA ( I used the Gurli 50×50 cm )
(2) 11 3/4 x 8 in x 4 3/4 cardboard box flattened from Hobby Lobby
(1) Watercolor 6 color paint set by Art Advantage from Hobby Lobby
A paint holder and some brushes

Buy however many pillow cases you want to paint! First, I inserted my cardboard box into my pillow case, as you begin to paint the watercolor will seep through, so make sure your cardboard is covered underneath the points of where your brush will be hitting!

This is the fun part, start drawing! You can create fun strokes, floral, greenery, etc! I mixed some of my colors with white to make the tones lighter or with more to make bolder. The key to the “watercolor” look on fabric is to let the brush contain more liquid rather than paint.  Don’t completely fill out each drawing by leaving non-painted areas clear to achieve that watercolor look. See below!

Let your pillow case dry for about 2 hours! Then insert your pillow into the case! Place your sweet creation in a perfect spot in your office, bedroom, living room or wherever! Ooo-lala you have yourself an adorable addition!

*Please note, cases should not be washed