Painting Bed Linens

Start at the store -- then go one step further by adding your own artful trims and designs to bedding, pillows, and curtains.
The Rose Knows
Rose Garland Duvet Cover Add your own artwork to a plain

A painted rose garland softens the edges of this plain duvet cover.

See instructions and tips below.

What You Need:

  • Self-adhesive vinyl
  • Plastic stencil
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fabric paint or acrylic crafts paint
  • Fabric-friendly conditioning medium
  • Paintbrush


1. To make a stencil for fabric, cut a motif from self-adhesive vinyl (used for shelf liners), or spritz the back of a plastic stencil with spray adhesive.

2. Then fill in the design using either fabric paint or acrylic crafts paint mixed with a fabric-friendly conditioning medium (all available at crafts stores). Preserve the design by following the paint manufacturer's heat-treating directions.

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