Before you begin, we recommend that you wash and dry any new cushion covers so that the colour is absorbed better. Slide the cardboard into your cushion cover so that your design doesn’t transfer to the back of your cushion.
This project is easiest if you create a cardboard template for the cactus design. Place the cactus template on top of the fabric and draw around it using the edding textile pen in green. Repeat this step, and your cheerful parade of cacti will begin to take shape!
Now use the green textile marker with a wider tip to colour in your designs. If you want, you can also create a free-hand design.
Leave your design to dry. Finally, add little flowers or hearts using the edding 4600 textile pen in neon pink (colour code 069) and red (colour code 002).
Once you’ve finished, fix your design by ironing it using the no-steam setting. Your cushion will then be able to withstand washes of up to 60°C!
Products and materials
- Light-coloured cotton cushion covers
- Cactus design template (optional)
- Cardboard to place under your design
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