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Stenciled Flower Pillows

Make pillow covers from drop cloth and personalize them with floral designs. Our free stencils make it an easy project you can complete in just a few hours.

Stenciled flower pillows

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Paintbrush
  • Crafts or utility knife
  • Sewing machine
  • Pillow insert


  • Duck white 10' x 12" shelf liner, #223760
  • Multipurpose spray adhesive, #41209
  • 4' x 5' canvas drop cloth, #197749

Valspar Signature paint:

  • Toasted Coffee, #2008-3B
  • Brown Cherry, #1009-7
  • Exotic Sea, #5004-10B
  • Mardi Gras Green, #6002-6B

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Project Resources


Step 1

From a washed and pressed drop cloth, cut the front 1" larger than the pillow form and the back 1" wider and 4" longer than the pillow form.

Step 2

Cut the back into two equal pieces along its width. Where each piece was cut, double-fold and sew 1/4" hems.

Step 3

Download our flower stencils, determine which pattern you want to use, and then spray-adhere it to the non-adhesive side of shelf liner.

Step 4

Peel off the adhesive covering of the shelf liner and apply it to your drop cloth in the desired location. Use a crafts or utility knife to trim out the flower pattern. (Trim carefully to avoid cutting the drop cloth.) Paint the pattern and let it dry. If using multiple colors, let each color dry -- and wash your paintbrush thoroughly -- before moving on to the next color. (See the Get It at Lowe's section to the right for the list of colors we used.)

Good to Know

When painting, start along the outside edges of the stencil and work in, so you aren't pushing paint up under the edges of the stencil. Loading your brush with small amounts of paint will also help prevent this issue.

Step 5

Lay the two back pieces on the front piece with the overlapping hems facing up near the center. Sew together using 1/2" seams. Turn the cover inside out to hide the seams; insert the pillow form.