Create high-design throw pillows with stencils
Many designer pillows come with a steep price tag, but you can pick up plain throw pillows for a fraction of the price. Then add your own design with stencils and fabric paint. “It’s one of my favorite things to do,” Roth says. These pillows add hip style with headphones and a ’76 Ranchero.
Roth often uses Pebeo fabric paint, which comes in jars, but he also sells his own line of non-aerosol fabric spray paint. The latter lets you go for a graffiti look with drips and sprayed edges.
Quick stenciling tip: Keep in mind that some fabrics absorb more paint than others. And for some kinds of fabric paint, you need to wait for it to dry and then heat-set it with an iron.