Halloween is over and now that the Halloween decor is gone, my house is a little bare. All that’s left is a couple pumpkins. Thanksgiving is a weird, in-between holiday that I can’t really justify buying decor for. So I try to have some things that can be used for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but my stash is in it’s infancy.
In October I made some plaid flannel pillow covers – perfect for the entire Fall season. When I went to the store to get flannel for pillow cases, I found a big sale on home décor fabric. Dirt cheap. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it until I stumbled upon pictures of Pottery Barn pillows that I pinned last year. I loved them, but I refused to pay for them.
I wanted to replicate this pillow. Now, I’m not going to claim I have some amazing painting talent, but I knew I could find a template and make a simpler version. Here’s how I did it:
Make a basic envelope pillow cover out of canvas or home décor fabric – I like these fabrics because they’re thick enough to hold their shape and some paint. I used a taupe color but you can use anything warm. Slip a piece of cardboard into your pillow cover.
Either freehand or using a template, draw your pumpkin. Then, paint your pumpkin with acrylic fabric paint. I mixed browns, reds, yellows and bronze to get different shading.
Let dry for 12 hours. Slide out cardboard and replace with pillow. Voila!