Happy first day of summer! Even though it’s been warm like summer here in Fl for a while, I still felt the need to make something summery. Most days when I’m working at my laptop I sit by the window and watch locals and tourists pass by on boats throughout the day. I was inspired to put together a nautical come sail away pillow tutorial for you guys today.
Changing out pillows and throws with seasonal color is one of my favorite go-tos for easy home decor updates. It’s easy if you just change out the pillow covers as the seasons change. Adding a little nautical decor is perfect for the summer season, don’t you think so?
DIY Come Sail Away Pillow Tutorial
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- 18″ x 18″ zippered pillow cover
- 18″ x 18″ feather and down pillow insert
- nautical stencil with rope
- stencil brush
- iron on transfer paper for light fabric
- Decoart Fabric Paint in Indian Turquoise
- paper towels
I made the Come Sail Away Graphic and printed it on iron on transfer paper just like in my DIY Canvas Starfish Beach Bag project. I share my designs and graphics with my subscribers for free.
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I used a little Washi Tape as a guide for my rope stencil to keep my lines straight.
I also marked the center of the pillow form. I started stenciling from the outside in and joined the big nautical rope knot in the center. Stenciling is easy and I have several good tutorials like my Stenciling a Linen Scarf Project.
Let the paint dry and stuff the pillow form. Feather pillows are the best pillow insert in my opinion. Yes, they feel good but more importantly you can chop the top to style them. Another big secret about feather pillows is they don’t slide down on leather sofas like foam filled pillows do 🙂 Last they are much more comfortable.
My summer themed come sail away pillow project was easy peasy to make. Finding a place for it was tougher! Should I keep it where I can sit and read….
…or should I bring it to the couch?
I think I’m leaning towards the couch. I think it looks great with my DIY Live Edged Coffee Table and my Upcycled Bed Spindle Candle Holders. What do you think?
Would you make a nautical come sail away pillow for your summer decor or would my sweet Bumble Bee Graphic, fit your style better? Either one is a great project to welcome the season change!
Love the idea of adding nautical themed pillows and decor but have no time to DIY?
I found a few nautical themed pillows on Amazon that are darling.
…and several beautiful nautical pillows in my favorite colors on Wayfair.
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
So cute and simple, I love it. Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty
Hi Emily! Thank you, I like how it turned out too and I’m still moving it around the room to see where it will stay permanently…or at least for this summer. LOL Thanks so much for your visit!
Super cute!!! I love simple DIYs like this.
Thank you Ashley! Isn’t is great when a simple project is all you need to to change up a look or add some pizzazz? Thanks so much for your visit 🙂
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very pretty! What I’d do to “sail away” from our summertime heat! I haven’t used iron on transfer paper in a while but I too have a pillow in need of something. Visiting frmo Merry Monday.
Hi Victoria and thank you. I love transfer paper for these kind of projects. Sometimes I need fast and easy. Pull out that pillow and get creating! LOL.. Thanks so much for your visit and all your hard work hosting!
Just joined as a subscriber. Would love to have the “Come Sail Away” graphic. Perfect for summer & the lake house! Thanks so much.
Hi Tracy and welcome! I’d be happy to send you the graphic. I can so picture this at a lake house! Look for an email today with the file. Please share a picture of what you make with it on my H2OBungalow Facebook page. Thanks so much for subscribing.
Your pillow is beautiful! I would love to make one. Could you please send me the graphics for the Sail Away pillow.
Also, the Starfish beach bag if possible. Thank you so much
Hi Sherry and thank you! I’d be happy to send you both of the graphics, look for them in your email later today. They are both fun projects for summer. I’d love to see what you create, can you share a picture on my H2OBungalow Facebook page? Thanks so much for your visit!
OK did I send you a request by telepathy? When I first started blogging my home did not reflect my surroundings at all. But slowly with your subtle influence it has started to look like a nautical home. Lots more blue and touches of the sailor/fisherman here and there.
You must have sent me a special message for summer! I love that I’ve helped influence your home in color and spirit. What a beautiful compliment you’ve just shared with me. Thank you, you made my day. I can’t think of a more perfect place to see blues and calming sea colors with nautical touches either!