Here's directions for making a striped lumbar pillow with a bow inspired by one by Garnet Hill. I will say I am not a fan of painting fabric. I would definitely opt for purchasing striped fabric to save time. Just call me lazy or practical.
DIY angel place settings made from paper plates.I'd use a more elaborate plate or scrapbook paper template. (Not sure about the angel angle, but without the wings it would make the perfect little lady to hold a place card.