Create a fun and spooky pillow in a matter of minutes with Cutting Edge Stencil.
Happy Hump Day and welcome to Day 12 of the 13 Frightfully Fun Days of Halloween. You all know how much I love pillows. From our Mummy Pillow to last week’s Jack-O-Lantern Pillow, decorating pillows for the holidays is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. So when my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins invited me to join her in the Create and Share Challenge and told me we would all be doing a Halloween pillow I couldn’t respond yes fast enough.
I was even more excited when I found out we were using the Paint A Pillow kits from Cutting Edge Stencils. I have been oohing and aahing over their stencils for months and this was the perfect way to try them out on a small scale. After my Autumn Banner craft fail I was a little timid to use a stencil again. But the directions Cutting Edge sent were great and this was the easiest craft I’ve ever done.
When the box came I was surprised at how big it was and everything was included. Not only did it include the stencil, and pillow cover but it also included the pillow insert, two paint colors, paint roller, paint brush, stir stick, paint tray, latch hook, tassels and googly eyes. Talk about everything you need in one box.
The pillow cover is set up in a cardboard with brads you can use to attach the stencil with so that it doesn’t move. Once I had the stencil attached to the frame and I poured my black paint in the tray and lightly rolled it on to the pillow. The quality of the paint and stencil are the best I’ve seen and there was no craft fail this time.
Once I was done painting the spider I let the paint dry. It took about an hour but you can speed up the process by using a blow dryer. After the paint was dry I used Tulip Glow in The Dark Spider Web Paint (I got this bottle at Michael’s for $.99) to outline the spider and to make a
corner spider web.
corner spider web.
Next I added googly eyes to the head of the spider. I actually had to google how many eyes a spider had because I don’t ever get that close to them and the ones I’ve seen in movies make it look like they have hundreds. But I learned that they only have eight simple eyes so that worked perfect.
The last step was to add the tassels. I was a little worried that this was going to be hard but the latch hook made it so easy. You just poke the hook through the front of the pillow from the inside, hook the tassel’s loop through it, pull it through and tie a knot. It only took about 5 minutes to attach all 4 tassels.
And there you have it. In less than an hour I had a fun and spooky spider pillow to join my Halloween Pillow Collection. I can’t wait to try another stencil for Christmas and every holiday next year too! Have you ever heard of Cutting Edge Stencils? What spooky character would you like to stencil on a pillow?
The Create and Share Challenge is a monthly challenge group and is hosted by Casa Watkins. Featuring 16 talented bloggers we get together each month and create a fun project using the same supplies. Check out the other Halloween and Fall Pillows and enter to win one of three $50 Cutting Edge Stencil gift certificates.
2. Domicile 37~DIY Bleached Out Skull Pillow
5. Pocketful Of Posies.~Painted Pillows
11. Shabby Grace Blog~DIY Halloween Throw Pillow
13. Casa Watkins~A Non-Traditional Painted Pumpkin Pillow
15. The House Down the Lane~Whimsical Stenciled Skull Pillow
If you loved these creative stenciled pillows, you can now make your own!
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Cutting Edge Stencil sent me a kit and supplies to make this pillow. All opinions are 100% mine alone.