The first thing most of us worry about when painting fabric is the paint developing a hard shell on the surface. To help soften that, and to get the paint to penetrate the fabric better, you must add water to the paint. I used a jar and mixed 2/3 paint, and 1/3 water. It was nice to be able to shake it well in the closed jar before each use.
After 2 coats and completely dry, tie the ribbon. I started with a full wrap around the pillow and then wrapped it back around to the front, and tied it in the front like I tie my sneakers, but with out a bow. I skipped making a bow and left enough to tuck under the rose to almost look like a bow (the wires made it very easy). The folds you see in the top layer around the pillow happened naturally with out me trying. I liked them so much, I just left it that way.
Any way you tie a ribbon around a pillow it will look cute. Just play with the ribbon a little and give it your own touch.
Speaking of final touch… the clip rose, just clipped on with the clip that was already attached like a hair clip. So pretty.Tags: flower pillow, painted pillow, pillow makeover, rose pillow, white painted pillow Posted by