DIY Printed Marbled Pillows

Ever since we first played around with paper marbling, using shaving cream and food coloring, I haven’t been able to stop. Not only is fun, it’s absolutely addicting. Perhaps it’s because you are able to surprise yourself with a flawless pattern every time. Or that it’s so easy, your kids can do it too. But over time, I’ve accumulated enough pieces of cardstock to last me at least a few years of thank you’s and hi, how are you’s. So why not transfer these beautiful pieces of art into textiles and other tangible products? Say hello to Shutterfly . . .

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All I did was marble a few pieces of paper using hues from my living room: blues, grays and golds. (If you haven’t tried marbling paper with shaving cream and food coloring, go to your grocery store NOW. It’s the easiest and most addicting technique – you won’t believe the incredible designs you can make. It’s impossible to mess it up, trust me.) After letting the paper dry for 5 minutes, I took a photo of 3 different patterns. I uploaded the images to Shutterfly and in just a couple of days, a pile of beautiful pillows and a chic acrylic tray arrived at my doorstep.

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I love the idea of turning your own one of kind artwork into home decor. And with options like rugs, plates and blankets, the possibilities are truly endless. Imagine all the beautiful things you can create by making your mark as your own textile designer!

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(images by Ashley Batz)

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  1. Louise wrote:

    Wow this is really impressive <3

    http://www.thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

    8.11.15
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  2. Zen wrote:

    Yes I have noticed more marbling DIYs on your blog lately 🙂 Loving them 🙂 Now I know what to do with all the shaving cream in hotel rooms 😛 I’ll have to do my own take on this for my blog hapinesswherever.wordpress.com 🙂

    8.12.15
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  3. Stephanie wrote:

    I love those throw pillows! I’ve never even heard of marbling, but the patterns look fantastic, and it seems like a fun and easy DIY. Will definitely be trying it out!

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To follow my adventures featuring the best of NYC’s fashion and food, check out sustenanceandstyle.com. Always looking to collaborate with new bloggers, so contact me! See you there xx

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    8.12.15
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  4. Adrienne K wrote:

    I’m in love with the blue and white pillow in the last two photos (blue with tiny white dots pattern). Can you tell me where I cam get it! Thanks

    8.12.15
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  5. Mau wrote:

    Thanks for the great idea!!
    Looks very good!
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    8.12.15
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  6. Bre wrote:

    At first I thought there was going to be sewing involved, but this looks amazing! Thanks so much for the idea, I love it.

    8.12.15
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  7. DIYKL wrote:

    What a fantastic way to personalise home deco, in such a chic way too!
    xx
    http://diykl.com/

    8.13.15
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  8. Lauren wrote:

    thesecare amazing, such a great idea. I don’t think my print would love as gorgeous as yours though
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    8.15.15
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  9. Elsa wrote:

    Wow, this looks beautiful and super chic.

    8.16.15
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  10. Great way to create your own unique textile pattern!

    8.16.15
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  11. Hannah wrote:

    I love these! I love the marbling trend but I hadn’t thought of using photos of the effects to create fabric! So clever… and now I’m dreaming about making a marbled bag…
    Hannah
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com

    8.21.15
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  12. Lisa wrote:

    I love this so much!! You are so talented! It doesnt work for me as I have no idea on printing or painting.

    10.22.15
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  18. Teresa wrote:

    So you ordered the shams from Shutterfly? Or is there a different pillow option I’m missing?

    10.7.16
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  19. MZ wrote:

    Where did you upload the images to? What site will produce the pillow and acrylic tray?

    1.31.17
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  20. Pinar wrote:

    This looks beautiful and super chic.

    10.10.17
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