Quick and Easy Outdoor Pillow Updates

Add a splash of color your favorite outdoor room with bright, one-of-a-kind pillows. These three adorable, easy-to-do embellishments featuring pom-poms, paint, and stencils elevate style in no time.

Instantly perk up your patio or porch with these three easy twists for outdoor pillows.

Give your porch or patio a quick, easy update with personalized outdoor pillows. Purchase an inexpensive outdoor pillow and give it a playful twist with one of these creative DIY embellishments. Watch the video to see each of these projects, then get the how-to details below!

Pom-Pom Pillow

What You'll Need:

  • Pillow
  • Yarn
  • Pom-pom maker
  • Needle
  • Thread


  1. Make four pom-poms.
  2. Using the needle and thread, sew one pom-pom to each corner of pillow.

Stamped Pillow

What You'll Need:

  • Outdoor pillow insert
  • Pillowcase to fit insert
  • Sheet of kids foam
  • Crafts knife
  • Crafts cutting board
  • Double-stick tape
  • Wood block
  • Cardstock
  • Paper towels
  • Paintbrush
  • Fabric paint
  • Paper plate


  1. Cut design from foam.
  2. Tape foam design to the wood block.
  3. Place cardstock inside pillowcase.
  4. Place paper towels around the outside of the pillow case.
  5. Apply paint onto the stamp using brush.
  6. Stamp pattern starting from the middle of the pillow; repeat until finished.
  7. Allow paint to dry according to directions on bottle.
  8. Insert pillow form and enjoy.

Stencil Pillow

What You'll Need:

  • Pillow
  • Spray adhesive
  • Stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Fabric paint
  • Stencil paintbrushes
  • Paper plate


  1. Spray the backside of the stencil with the spray adhesive.
  2. Center stencil on pillow and secure edges with tape.
  3. Paint over stencil.
  4. Remove stencil and allow paint to dry.


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