Super Cute (& Quick) DIY Porch Pillows

Easiest DIY pillows ever! www.abeautifulmess.comI knew our front porch needed some fun pillows. And after shopping around a little, I decided DIY was definitely going to be the best solution! This was one of those projects where I bought the supplies like 2 months ago and just could not figure out what kind of a pattern to print. In the end, I went with the quickest/easiest hand printed fabric I’ve EVER made, and I love the casual, graphic vibe. Win/win.

Easy Patterned Pillow InstructionsStep 1. Use the tip of a small foam brush and soft fabric paint to cover your fabric with lines. Each line is made by simply pressing the top of the foam brush directly down. I added more paint about every 3-5 lines. You can choose any size for your pillow. Mine started out as 20×20-inch squares of sturdy canvas fabric. Step 2. Allow the paint to dry completely before doing any sewing. Step 3. Cut a matching piece for the back of your pillow. With the “good” sides facing each other, stitch around three sides of your pillow with a straight stitch. Step 4. Stuff the pillow. Step 5. Hand stitch the open side shut, adding more stuffing at the very end if needed. Step 6. Add tassels (learn to make them here!) made with yarn or embroidery thread. Stitch them into each corner and ENJOY!

Easiest DIY pillows ever! Easiest DIY pillows ever! Happy crafting! xo. Elsie

  • Those are adorable! Love a good DIY project!

  • What makes these outdoor? Did you do anything to make them waterproof or water resistant somehow?

  • love the details! Recently revamped our front porch as well, and we have more plans- check it out. Love the idea of the rug to make it more cozy and a true living space!

  • How fun and easy! Thanks for sharing.


  • Nice! I have been looking to make my own pillows for sometime now 🙂 Great inspiration!

  • You make this look so easy, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Cute! Definitely going to be trying this for mine and my boyfriend’s new nest when I’m procrastinating university work next year!


  • it looks so easy when you make it… will try !

  • I LOVE these, i have been after come cushion covers for my living room but could find what i was looking for these will work perfect.

    Zie @GypsieSister

  • Clever idea and so easy! Thanks for sharing.

  • I love how the porch turned out, Great idea for pillows!

  • Great post!! I’ll definitely have to give this a try!


  • From a craft lover on the edge of obsession, thank you for sharing this post..I LOVE IT 🙂
    It’s such an original and sweet idea making your own pillows and i will definitely give it a go!

    Ila x

  • Love how simple and graphic these are!


  • The pop of orange is adorable <3

    xo melanie

  • Cute! I love how simple the pattern is!

    xo Lisa

  • I love the graphic fabric and the fact that you created it!!

  • Cute cute! Love the black-and-white, and love whenever you do fabric-painting.

  • Looks super cute!
    Great pattern. It’s simple but eye catching. The tassels add an extra something to the pillows. A much needed pop of color.
    Great DIY!
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • Those are super cute! I haven’t crafted in a while. Life has been too crazy, but I’m starting to get itchy! 🙂

  • I love how quirky, fun and easy to make these pillows are. Now if I only had a porch haha I would be in heaven.
    Jen & Kelly

  • These are the cutest! I am obsessed with garden decorating at the moment, so your post is very timely!!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • Perfect pillows! I just bought some IKEA pillows for my couch, but I might just have to add a couple more hand-printed ones.

  • Perfeito! Teus trabalhos são sempre um sucesso! Adoro seu blog! Um grande beijos Lola

  • I love it, really should start stamping fabrics! xx

  • I love these tassels on the cushions, they are unbelievably cute and fun xx

  • Nice pillows and I made some at home too. Have a great monday.

  • Hey my best friend is going to study abroad and I want to give her a going away present. Something handmade, easy to carry and memorable. Any idea, please?

  • Effortless yet adorable, the tassels give it a more of a fun/quirky vibe. i love it.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Hi Stephanie Mae!
    We used fabric paint for this project 🙂

    A Beautiful Mess Team Member

  • I love how a pattern so simple can add such a nice touch!


  • Very cute and easy looking project!
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  • I never think about painting on fabric. Will need to!
    Very cute!

  • those pillows are lovely!
    love the detailing on the corners as wella as the pattern 🙂

    – Janine

  • Yes, I love how simple these are! A very cute pattern. I love how something this easy can really change up a room 🙂

    Danielle @ A Writer in Love

  • These are cute! I like the color scheme 🙂

    Nala Ador

  • Awesome I love the pattern – from the first picture I wouldn’t have guessed it has hand printed, great graphic print and so easy!


  • I LOVE that pattern! Did you use fabric paint or acrylic?

    Stephanie May*

  • Cute! My porch needs some sparkle! These would be perfect.
    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • Love the simplicity of this project. Great DIY

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  • Love the pillows, and those tassels are the perfect touch!


  • Oh I love this idea! I know what i’ll be doing after my wedding crafts are finished 😀

    Lulu xx

  • Super cute! I need to go try this out! PS loving the new app! Congrats!

  • Oh this is just the smartest idea! So so cute!

    Juliette Laura

  • I’m taking a sewing class and this definetely
    Could be my first project!

  • Oh this is so cute !!
    XX Luba

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  • This should be a tutorial to make my heart sing but instead it makes my heart sad! A porch is on my ‘dream home’ list but in England we rarely have homes with them, instead, we have to make do with garden swings but they just don’t have the same charm.Rx

  • This is so cute, I love the two toned tassels! xx

  • Super cute project! And seems easy enough that I could do it 🙂


  • These are so cool! I love the tassels, what a great idea!


  • I’m loving all of this outdoor content 😀 Super cute

    Natalie @

  • You’re so clever! The pillows look fantastic, the tassels are a nice touch – gives it a pop of colour.
    Claire x

  • These are so perfect. 😀

    Definitely trying this out. Thanks for the idea!

    Mostly Lisa

  • Love the tassels on the pillows! Lovely porch too 🙂

    Carina xx

  • I love this pattern – the tassles remind me of a set my parents had in their house in the 90’s but it looks really modern like this!

    Flora x

  • I absolutely love these pillows! Such a simple yet lovely design.

  • I love the tassel endings!
    Genius idea, so quick and beautiful 🙂

  • So cute! You gotta a quick and easy project with an end result as gorgeous as this one!

    Ladyface Blog

  • Really cute, but fun and simple to make. I was browsing through your recipes and wondering if you would add some iced tea syrup recipes this summer, such as iced chai latte syrup? Thanks.

  • Love the orange tassels

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  • Very cute pillow! My sister and I are going to be making pillows that she screen printed next weekend. Must be pillow season 🙂


  • Super cute! Love the black and white with the pop of color.

    I haven’t made homemade pillows in years. Any recommendations on a sewing machine? Might add one to our wedding registry. 🙂

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