DIY Personalized Pillowcases

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner. And with warmer weather comes more houseguests! Wedding season, vacations, holidays and events all seem to be more plentiful when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer.

When entertaining houseguests, I like to do fun little things to make them feel more welcome. If you’ve ever stayed at another person’s home it can be a little awkward, so I try to do things that are unexpected, but thoughtful.

Welcome baskets with some of their favorite items, cozy slippers, or even warm cookies waiting for them when they arrive are all great ideas, but I really love something that’s even more personal.

DIY Custom PillowcasesThese DIY personalized pillowcases are a fun way to add a little personality to your guest room by adding your guest’s names to their pillows! They’re great because they can be taken home with your guests when they leave too!

DIY Custom Pillowcases-14Want to create some DIY personalized pillowcases of your own?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Plain Pillowcase
  • Flat Fabric Paint (Not the puff paint kind!)
  • Alphabet Stencil or Custom Stencil
  • Paintbrush

DIY Custom Pillowcases-19First, wash and dry your pillowcases.

Next up, place your stencil on the pillowcase wherever you want the custom name to appear.

I used my Cricut machine to create my stencil, but you could use store-bought alphabet stencils too. If you are using alphabet stencils, let each letter dry completely before placing the next stencil to avoid smearing!

DIY Custom Pillowcases-17Let dry, and voila. Totally done.

They really are that simple to make, but add such fun to a guest room when friends or family are in town.

DIY Custom Pillowcases-12 DIY Custom Pillowcases-10 DIY Custom Pillowcases-6And if you’re just a little bit jealous of your houseguests, you could easily make your own DIY personalized pillowcases to keep in your room or the kids rooms too!

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  1. Marni @ HaberdasheryFun on April 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Love this. Found you on craft gawker. Super simple, but such a great idea.

    • Ashley on April 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Thanks Marni! It is super simple but can make such an impact! 🙂

  2. Jenn on August 17, 2016 at 10:03 am

    How did you prevent smearing and smudging? These are so crisp!!!

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