This DIY Bee pillow is perfect for a classic living room or a special teacher gift
A few weeks ago I showed you all the most precious farmhouse classroom in the world. To say thanks to my son’s teacher for letting me barge in and photograph his room I made him a special pillow with a teacher twist.
This pillow would be perfect for the favorite teacher in your life, but you can also adapt it for classic decor in your home or possibly make a slew for Christmas gifts that look extravagant. I got my pillow cover at IKEA, but you can order them from the supply list I made below.
Stenciling something this intricate should be super hard, but it literally takes minutes and looks professional. I used stencil letters to add the letters B is for Bee. Remember these stencils are re-usable, so you can make tons of stuff with them!
For the added luxe gold I used a mixture of gold Mica powder and paste wax, spread over the stencil to highlight the gorgeous bee and a few spots on the wreath. You can also use the metallic emellishing wax that is pre mixed, I just had these products on hand! Remove the stencil and wash it with warm soapy water to remove the wax. When the wax on the pillow dries a little, gently buff it with a soft rag and it will burnish the wax into the design. I would spot clean this type of pillow finish.
I wanted a little more depth so I took a small paint brush and black Rescue Restore Paint and just highlighted the letters, a few spots on the wreath and a few spots on the bee. I feel like this adds so much depth and detail to the pillow. Using pillow covers is my favorite way to build up my decorative pillow collection without taking a ton of space and saving some money. I have a supply of nice down filled pillows that I just change out pillow covers on seasonally or when the mood strikes!
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DIY Bee Pillow Supply List
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