DIY: Scatter cushion update

Fabric paint, felt and fabric offcuts can be used in myriad ways to liven up plain scatter cushions

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What you’ll need:

  • Fabric paint from a craft shop (I used olive green/brown)
  • A fine paint brush
  • Felt or fabric offcuts in the colours of your choice
  • A needle
  • Thick cotton

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To update your scatter cushion:

  1. Remove the inner from your cushion. Place the cushion cover on a flat surface and put a piece of cardboard in between the front and back to prevent the paint seeping through.
  2. Paint a tree shape onto the cushion, applying the fabric paint with a fine paint brush. Let it dry completely.
  3. Cut out circles in white felt and place them on the tips of the branches.
  4. Cut out smaller circles in bright, trendy colours. Place them on the white circles and secure each one with a cross stitch. Tip: Using a thick thread will make the stitch detail stand out.
  5. Insert the inner into your revamped cushion cover. Tip: To give your cushions a more luxurious feel, use down-filled inners.

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