Stenciled Hawaiian Flower Cushions, Lauhala Mats
Stenciled floral motifs patterned after Hawaiian quilts turn a porch into an open-air retreat.
Store-bought lounge cushions get a splash of cool hues, and umber tones grace the mats, woven from hala-tree leaves.
- Naupaka-flower template
- Waterproof or stencil paper
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Cushion or mat
- Fabric paint (for cushion) or acrylic paint (for mat)
- Natural sponge
Download the naupaka-flower template, and print it, resizing it as needed.
Make a stencil: Lay the printout on waterproof or stencil paper (you may need to tape a few sheets together to make a stencil large enough for the cushions), and tape them to a cutting mat.
Cut out the motif with a craft knife; discard printout and motif cutout. Place stencil on a cushion or mat, and dab fabric paint (for cushion) or acrylic paint (for mat) inside stencil with a natural sponge.
Let dry before shifting stencil to repeat. (The stenciled Hawaiian-print bed linens also use this technique.)