How to Make a Pineapple Cushion

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

Pineapples are a big trend this summer, so I decided to do some experimenting with Tulip’s fabric paints and some freezer paper to create a pineapple print perfect for summer barbecues and picnics in the garden. . .

Suitable for: Beginners

Time to make: Three to four hours plus drying time

You will need Craft Essentials
How to Make

1. Print off the pineapple template, then trace it onto the matt side of the Freezer Paper.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
2. With the craft knife, and using either a cutting mat or the cardboard underneath, cut out the leaves and segments of the pineapple.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
3. Place the Freezer Paper template where you wish it to be on your cushion, and iron on a high heat (without steam) until every piece is stuck down. Make sure you have no bits that are slightly lifted, as the paint will seep under.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
4. Cut up your sponge into small pieces – mine were about 2 centimetres square.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

5. Place the cardboard inside the cushion cover so the paint does not seep through to the back. Then shake your fabric paint well and using a scrap of Freezer Paper sticky side up as a pallet, just squeeze a little of the Holiday Green out.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
6. Dip your sponge in the paint and then test your dabbing skills on the scrap test fabric before you start to make sure you know how hard, or gentle to dab.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
7. Now go to your cushion and carefully dab the green into the top part of the pineapple segments only. Then sponge into the leaves with the same colour. Now go and have a cup of tea while this dries slightly. Just 15 minutes or so will be fine.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
8. Next, take the Golden Sun shade of fabric paint and put a blob onto your scrap of Freezer Paper. Using a fresh piece of sponge, dab the colour into the bare parts of the pineapple segments, leaving a touch of green showing at the top of each.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
9. Using the Olive fabric paint, and the edge of a fresh piece of sponge, add some highlights to the leaves.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
10. While the paint is still damp, peel off the Freezer Paper, carefully so it does not tear, as it is much harder to get off if little bits tear.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
11. Using the fine paintbrush, add a little dot of Olive fabric paint to the centre of each pineapple segment.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip
12. Leave the cover to dry, preferably overnight, before putting in a cushion pad. Display with pride.

How to Make a Pineapple Cushion #Pineapple #Homecraft #Tulip

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  • Lewis Moore

    An absolutely fantastic and surprisingly simply piece of craft! I’ll be visiting the Salisbury Craft Festival later in September, http://salisburycraftfestival.org/, and certainly hope to see craft such as this there. Keep the great articles coming!

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