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Batman & Legend of Zelda throw pillows.
I would say this is more of a semi-DIY project, since we did not make the pillow covers themselves – we only personalized them. If you know how to sew, then by all means, DIY it! These are just standard 20″x20″ covers, which we grabbed at IKEA for $4 each. The inserts were another $3 each, but you can stuff them with whatever you want (we used to always stuff our new pillow covers with old pillows).

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  • How to make a cushion. Custom Geek Throw Pillows - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find what images you want to use for your pillow stencils. If you like ours, templates are available on our blog. Once you have your image, print it out directly onto the PAPER side of the freezer paper. If you don't want to print directly onto freezer paper, print onto regular paper then trace it onto the freezer paper.

    Cut the design out with an x-acto knife.

  • How to make a cushion. Custom Geek Throw Pillows - Step 2
    Step 2

    You can iron freezer paper onto fabric, wax side down. It helps keep everything in place for painting.

  • How to make a cushion. Custom Geek Throw Pillows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix Fabric Medium with whatever paint you’re using, as per manufacturer directions (fabric medium turns any craft/acrylic paint into fabric paint, so that it is washable, won't crack, and lasts longer). You could use standard fabric paint instead, if it comes in the color you would like.

    Make sure to put something between the layers of the pillow fabric, so that the paint can’t soak through. Cardboard, magazine, etc. Stamp the paint mix on, in very light layers. We only did one layer because we wanted the fabric underneath to show through. Subtle geekery.

  • How to make a cushion. Custom Geek Throw Pillows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Peel the stencil off. Stuff a pillow insert into your pillow cover, and that's it.

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this one laydi
this one laydi · San Diego, California, US · 14 projects
omg i love this my boyfriend would love this for valentines day
citizen.willy.kane · London, GB
these stencils are great. i also esp love cusions look at some cool ones ive found:


nice, right!?

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