If you are looking for something totally different to do this Fall with paint, look no further! 😉 Grab some celery from your fridge and I promise you, it will be the best “paint brush” you have used in a long time.The last time I was at IKEA, I grabbed a couple of these plain, white pillow covers ($5 each) to make some Fall pillows for my Living Room.
I wanted the pillows to be colourful and pretty but not overly busy.To make the Fall flowers on the pillow covers, I used celery to do some stamping. Yep, celery stamping. It is so easy, seriously, anyone who can cut celery can do it!
Start by cutting of the end of a celery stalk a few finger widths from the end.I put a wide elastic around it once it was cut just to make sure the pieces stayed in place. Can you see the flower pattern? Isn’t it pretty!Since this was going to be a Fall pillow, I used some red, yellow and orange paint for the flowers and brown for the vines.
In case you are wondering, the colours I used were Country Chic Paint in Chocolate Tart, Country Chic Paint in Creme Brulee, Fusion Mineral Paint in Fort York Red and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Barcelona Orange.To blend the colours together, I used a small paint brush to add the paint to the celery end. I started my design with a flower in the corner that had all three colours…and then made others from there.To make the design a little fuller, add some vines and small hand painted flowers.
You can paint the details free hand. I love how the paint blends on the flowers and vines to look like a water-colour painting.I finished my pillow off with the word “fall”. It was printed on a sheet of paper and then traced onto the pillow with a sheet of graphite paper. (you can see that process in more detail here)