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Stenciled Halloween Pillows

Expose the scarier side of Halloween throw pillows with these black and silver stenciled examples.

What You'll Need

  • Black vinyl fabric (pleather or leatherette, for example)
  • Silver Rub 'n Buff or stencil paint
  • Paper plate or paint palette
  • Stencil brush
  • Paper towel
  • Stencils (We used candlestick and cobweb patterns.)
  • Painter's tape
  • Clean, soft cloth
  • Pressing cloth
  • Fiberfill or pillow form
  • Large, heavy hand-sewing needle
  • Hair dryer

How to Make It

  1. Cut two same-size squares from black vinyl fabric.
  2. Squeeze a small dot of Rub 'n Buff on a paint palette (or paper plate) and swirl it with the stencil brush. Brush most of the paint on a paper towel so the brush is dry to the touch.
  3. Tape a stencil to a fabric square with painter's tape.
  4. Using a circular motion, paint the design onto the fabric with the stencil as a guide.
  5. Let the paint dry for at least 48 hours.
  6. Buff the dried design with a soft cloth.
  7. Stitch the painted fabric square to a bare fabric square with their decorative sides facing (so stitches will be on the inside of the case). Leave a 4-inch opening for stuffing. Turn the cover right side out.
  8. Place a folded pressing cloth over the vinyl, then steam-press the seams to flatten them. Be careful not to touch the vinyl; keep the pressing cloth between the hot iron and the vinyl fabric.
  9. Stuff the cover with fiberfill or insert a pillow form; use the hand-sewing needle to slip-stitch the opening closed.
  10. Blow-dry the pillow's seams holding a hair dryer 6-8 inches away from the fabric; drying will tighten and soften any vinyl that stretched during assembly.

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