Fabric Painting Projects

Creating custom looks in your home decorating gets easier when you take on a fabric painting project. You don’t have to be an artist to create a one of a kind pattern, print or art piece, and it’s inexpensive as well as creative! Follow along as we showcase some great bloggers’ DIY fabric painting projects. You probably have the materials at home right now to create a quick craft or decor item… (Or it’s just a craft store trip away!)

DIY fabric painting duvet



Our featured project above is from the wonderful Rachel from Oh No Rachio via the equally wonderful Poppytalk! Rachel gives the instructions on how she creates her DIY duvet cover, confetti-style!

Lime Riot has this clever toilet paper roll printing tutorial, and made this amazing graphic print that would make great…well, just about anything, from curtains to placemats!



Pamela at PB&J Stories made this DIY painted curtain fabric with a stencil and fabric paint that looks like it could have come right from the West Elm catalog!



Create DIY wall art with fabric paint… Stencil a monogram onto a piece of fabric ( burlap is used here) then stretch over a canvas and staple to the back…



Centsational Girl shows us how to make a painted herringbone pattern with fabric paint… She used this on a  pillow, but you could use it on dishtowels or even throw rugs!



Hyphen Interiors has a great technique for painting a larger area of fabric, such as upholstery… and they show us their painted upholstery process here. I’ll bet we all have a faded chair or couch that could benefit from this technique!



BHG has several fabric painting projects for us! We start with this elegant painted pattern drapery… You could make this out of a canvas drop cloth as well!



This chevron printed pillow is also a fabric painted project…



Learn how to make your own vegetable stamps and use fabric paint to create fresh projects!



Finally, read about Live, Love DIY’s secret to creating fabric paint out of any old household or craft paint!


Fabric painting projects are fun, creative, and they personalize your space… Try it!

Image Credits: Lime Riot, Poppytalk, PB&J Stories, Centsational Girl, BHG, BHG, BHG, Live Love DIY


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  1. Holly
    March 23, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I have been wanting to do a few fabric painting projects around my house but I’m not sure what fabric is best / not good to use… I’ve needed some new rugs an I’d prefer to design them myself but I’ve had the hardest time finding a solid cream rug that I think will work out& look good being painted, if any suggestion or advice on where I can find rugs that are ideal to paint on

    • Kathy Woodard
      March 26, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Hi Holly! I think a low pile and tight weave would take your fabric painting best… how large of a rug are you thinking of?

  2. March 14, 2014 / 4:13 am

    Thank you so much for mentioning my chair!

    • Kathy Woodard
      March 21, 2014 / 10:51 am

      Hi Kristy! Great project, our readers love it!

  3. Jane Fiedler
    February 20, 2014 / 9:58 am

    This could be fun.

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