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DIY Gold Polka Dot Cushion using fabric paint
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DIY Polka Dot Cushion

My obsession with pink and gold continues in today’s DIY. I had some very plain cushion covers from H&M that were a bit boring so I decided to introduce them to some gold paint and a bottle of bubbly to liven them up.

{You will need}
  • Plain Cushion Cover
  • Fabric Paint. We used Metallic Gold from Dylon
  • Champagne Cork
  • Scrap Paper
  • Tutorial

    1. Wash, dry and iron your cushion cover to make sure you’re working with a clean surface
    2. Next take the gold paint and a champagne cork and dip into the gold paint
    3. Take a piece of paper to practise on first. I thought it would be easiest to put the cork directly on to the fabric and push heavily, however I found the best technique was to gently press the cork down and rotate it from side to side to get even coverage
    4. Once you’ve nailed the technique then get to work on the fabric
    5. Leave to dry
    6. Drape a tea-towel over the cushion cover and then take a cool iron and quickly run over to fix the paint in place.

    I’m considering using the same paint and a small brush to customise another version soon, perhaps adding a slogan motif. I’d love to know if you’ve created anything similar or are tempted to try? My sewing skills are so limited so I would be very impressed if anyone has made their own cushion covers recently! As always we love to see your creations so don’t forget to drop @rockmystyleblog a mention on Instagram or Twitter.

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    8 thoughts on “DIY Polka Dot Cushion

    1. I love this!! I really enjoy customising cushions – it’s the only way I can guarantee they match my colour schemes! I’m dip-dyeing some linen ones for our bedroom soon and I am VERY excited x

    2. LOVE THIS! Sorry for the caps but I’m a sucker for gold and polka dots so its perfect. I was actually just contemplating getting my sewing machine out to make something nice (after fixing the hubbys shirt!) when I read this but actually think just stamping a pre made cushion cover is a much easier option. Also loving Sians idea of a bit of dip dying. May need to give that a try. x

      1. You are so handy Charlotte! I would love to be a whizz on the sewing machine.
        Fabric paints have come such a long way though and definitely an easy way to get your own unique furnishings x

    3. Not sure I’m that handy but can give things a go, mostly if they are of the square shape! Just managed to turn my hubbys favourite Paul Smith shirt in to a new short sleeved number after he wore away the elbow so quite impressed. Felt inspired after this post so started a new cushion in some gorgeous liberty fabric I had and shall finish sewing it up tomorrow. x

    4. This has given me an idea, perhaps we could do some fancy cushions with a metallic script – some kind of French?! just need to find someone with amazing hand writing….

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