In my last post I shared a couple cookie stenciling ideas with you using the cookie stencils that I received from Eidway. Along with the cookie stencils, Eidway also sent me cake stencils. Instead of stenciling a cake or some other goody, I decided to use the cake stencils to make Eid decor. Instead of just one, I’ve got two simple ideas for ya today: a pillow and a framed art.
Let’s start with the pillow…
I used home decor chevron fabric in gray and linen-like cotton fabric. I cut each piece into 10″ inch squares. For stenciling, I only used the Kabah (the most sacred site in Islam located in Mecca where Muslims perform their pilgrimage; Hajj.). First I placed my fabric on top of wax paper to protect my work surface. Then, I centered the Kabah stencil on top of the linen-like cotton, and stenciled it onto the pillow with black paint. I dabbed the paint with a sponge. Apply paint a little at a time.
Once the paint was completely dry, I sewed the front and back of the pillow together leaving a small opening at the bottom of the pillow for the stuffing. I stuffed the pillow and hand sewed it shut.
Lastly I embellished it with fabric rosettes in golden yellow print fabric and the gray chevron fabric. For a how to for the fabric rosettes, check out this post HERE.
Pillow is complete! Simple and cute, right?
Now for those that don’t own a sewing machine or don’t like to hand sew, this project can be even simplified further. You can easily use a store bought pillow. Just lay the stencil on top of the already stuffed pillow and dab on the paint. Easy as that!
Next I made a framed art using burlap and a golden yellow print fabric. For this project I used the lamb and the word Eid in Arabic calligraphy. Using a sponge, I stenciled on the lamb with black paint and then randomly dabbed gold paint on top of the black paint (again protected my work surface with wax paper). I only used black for the word Eid.
Next I placed the yellow print fabric into the frame. Since the backing of my $1 frame wasn’t securely holding down the fabric, I did glue down the fabric to the backing with a hot glue gun. I removed the glass (it was actually plastic:P) from the frame. Then I glued the burlap on top of the fabric.
Lastly, I embellished it with a fabric rosette and l finished it off with a ribbon. I looped the ribbon through the frame and knotted it off. Eid art is done!
Now my pillow and framed art are all ready to be added to my Eid Al-Adha vignette! Here’s a little sneak peak. ;)
Let me know what you think of today’s projects!
Once again, thank you Eidway for the stencils!