Spruce up your seats! Whether you are throwing an outdoor BBQ or a huge wedding, it’s easy to add a spark of your personality to your seats with a dose of scrappy DIY action. These are great to have on hand at home for last minute dinner parties or game nights and are a lot of fun to make. For this project, we used ivory seat cushions from Ikea ($5.99 a pop!), fabric paint, and our trusty roll of painter’s tape.


– basic seat cushions

painter’s tape

– fabric paint (we used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint)

Get all of your materials in order and tape off a section of your seat cushion in a fun pattern. We started this one with a simple blue triangle.

Now it’s time to paint!

Any paint brush and fabric paint combo will do, but we like this soft fabric paint because it has a more velveteen finish and looks less shiny than some paints. Let the paint dry for 2-3 hours. Then remove your tape and have a set!

Here are some shots of a whole bunch of cushions my team and I created for a summer wedding in Arizona. This could also be a fun group activity for friends and/or bridesmaids leading up to a wedding.

Loving the bright color combos!

How might you customize cushions for your home or for a big event? If you give these a try, we’d love to see photos! Send ’em our way on Twitter or Facebook. And if you have any questions about this tutorial, be sure to leave us a note in the comments below.

Jesi Haack is the Owner and Lead Designer behind Jesi Haack Design. Her signature is creating stylishly dramatic events that capture the flair of each of her wonderful clients and creatively communicates their story to their guests.