One thing you need to know about me (if you don’t already) I love ice cream. I eat it almost every day and had Graeter’s at our wedding instead of cake. When the new Museum of Ice Cream opened and my Instagram was flooded with pics, I couldn’t help but be jealous. I love that a whole museum was inspired by ice cream!
This project was inspired by the banana room. So fun!
- Metallic fabric (I purchased mine a while back but I linked to some options)
- Fabric (For the back in case you don’t have enough metallic fabric like me)
- Yellow fabric paint
- Black puffy paint
- Sewing machine
- Cutting machine (Silhouette Cameo) or wax paper + X-acto knife
1. Cut out your pillow pieces. If you aren’t sure how to make a pillow cover, check out my post here!
2. Cut out a banana stencil. I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette stencil material or use wax paper and X-acto knife to hand cut the stencil. I cut out 4 bananas and placed the stencils to start the pattern.
3. Using a foam stamper or paint brush, paint the yellow part of the banana. The metallic fabric I used needed 4 coats of paint for a really bright, solid banana. Paint a layer, pick up the stencil and paint other bananas and then go back for another layer. The paint soaked through with all the layers so make sure you cover your surface to prevent paint getting everywhere.
4. After the bananas are dry, add black details with the puffy paint for a realistic look. Follow the directions and let the paint fully dry.
5. Sew your pillows!
These are such a treat! And will have to do until I visit the Museum of Ice Cream. I can’t wait to lounge with a bowl of ice cream. Maybe I’ll even make a banana split?!
Of course, they are Freddie approved!