Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Halloween Inspired Pillows

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.
But first...

Awesome, right?

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.

That's it.

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.)

Linking to:
Beyond The Picket Fence

The DIY Show Off


  1. I love these! I am totally missing out on the pillow craze. Alicia said that you might be coming down for your bday! I hope you do that would be so great to see you!! Call me and we can chat

  2. Genius! Love the simple (spooky) silhouette!

  3. I really do LOVE your pillows! I definitely want to try to make some of these.

    You did such a great job and thanks for posting. Don't you just love painters canvas?

  4. Love these!! I bet I have some painters canvas around here too!! May just have to give it a try!

  5. Oh! I love those!! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

  6. I love these. Simple elegant. Wish I could sew! Maybe I could give it a go with store bought pillows.

  7. I agree. Very elegant. Nice job.


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