I have been seeing tons of adorable Halloween Pillows all over the place. I really wanted some for the back porch, but I was not willing to pay $25-$35 a piece for them. I mean look at these….are they not the cutest!!!???!!!
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Another Blog that I follow inspired a great idea. Enter Hobby Lobby and a sale!!
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I went to Hobby Lobby looking for the pillow cover pictured above. They are normally $9.99, but go on sale for 50% off from time to time or you can use your 40% off coupon and buy them one at a time….that’s what I did. I already had the stencils for the lettering and I picked up the fall stencil on sale as well. I decided that since my pillows were going to be outside that I should use fabric paint just to be on the safe side. I was afraid that acrylic paint might run if it got wet. I am glad I went with the fabric paint. We have had some near Biblical rain here the last couple of days and my pillows have been just fine! Anyway…here is what I did…
I started by measuring up from the bottom of the pillow about 6 inches and then used painter’s tape to make a line to keep my letters level. I put several layers of old newspaper inside the pillow covers to keep the paint from bleeding through. Then I just started from the center of the pillow and stenciled my way to the edges to make sure it was centered. Once it dried I removed the tape. I was going to just go with the words at first. I liked the simplicity of it. Sadly….I am not know for my patience or coordination and while in the process of painting I managed to drop my brush on my pillow…UGH!! I tried to clean it up with no luck.
The only easy fix I could think of was to pull out those fall stencils I had bought anyway and put them to work….
Not exactly what I was looking for….but still cute none the less. Here is the set of 3 all finished with some inexpensive pillow forms from Ikea.
Lucy likes them too…
Have a Great One All!!