Okay, I promise I will stop posting about pillows. I just love them soooo much...and they are so cheap and easy to make. But I promise, I'll give it a break.
I used painters canvas again. The stuff is super cheap and the paint really clings to the rough texture.
I made my own stencils from images I found on the "net" and a font off the computer that I enlarged.
Then all you need is black paint and a stipple brush.
Stipple the paint on carefully...remember, up, down, up, down (channeling Mr. Miyagi).
Remove the stensil and let the paint dry.
Did I mention that these gems cost me $1 a piece to make? I think I might make some extras to give out to friends.
I may have to put this fella on my bed all year round.
and possibly this guy too.
I love Halloween because it's the only time of year that "over the top" is acceptable. But I have to say, that I am really loving the simplicity of these Halloween pillows. They aren't in your face, but rather chic and elegant.
Give 'em a try. I think you'll like it.
(Wanna know a little secret. Instead of sewing up all four sides, I like to leave one unstitched. Then I use adhesive velcro on it so that I can make the case removeable. Just an idea. I like being able to reuse the inserts if I need them.)