Update Your Throw Pillows With This Easy DIY


Photography by: Sarah Khandjian

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Your sofa just got a whole lot cooler.


This month, Sarah Hearts shows us how to make this trendy hand-painted throw pillow to drum up some style in your decor. We love the way Sarah played with both shapes and color to produce a truly fun and abstract design that looks like it came right out of a high-end furniture store. The best thing about this project is that there are no rules! Go with your gut feeling. If you want dots, dot away! You feel a stripe coming your way, add a stripe to your pillow!


Photography by: Sarah Khandjian



Here’s everything you’ll need to round up to make your pillows:

  • Solid pillow cover
  • Pillow insert
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Tentable Fabric Medium
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Multi-Surface Craft Paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Brushes
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Foam Pouncers
  • Wax paper or cardboard


Time: Sarah says the project takes about 30 minutes total to complete, plus added drying time. So, in other words, don’t start this project when you know you have company on their way.


Besides the time factor, this project is super easy. Make sure to check out her blog for the full project instructions.


Photography by: Sarah Khandjian



Have fun creating your own painted throw pillows to really deck out your personal space. Use them in the living room on a love seat, or beautify your bedding. You can also experiment with different shapes or patterns, like scallops and chevron.


We can’t wait to see what you create! Make sure to share your crafts on social media using #MarthaStewartCrafts and we’ll feature out favorite. Craft on!


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