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
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How to Make It
- Cut two same-size squares from black vinyl fabric.
- 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.
- Tape a stencil to a fabric square with painter's tape.
- Using a circular motion, paint the design onto the fabric with the stencil as a guide.
- Let the paint dry for at least 48 hours.
- Buff the dried design with a soft cloth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stuff the cover with fiberfill or insert a pillow form; use the hand-sewing needle to slip-stitch the opening closed.
- 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.