Happy Sunday ya’ll. I hope you are feeling rested and revived. Me? Notsomuch. I have been working my butt off this weekend (you can see what I have been up to on Instagram) and my body is paying for it. I get to see my chiropractor tomorrow and hopefully I will start feeling better soon. My aching neck! Anywho I tamed it down for this project – no extra exertion on my body. I made an adorable Halloween pillow with pom pom accents.
Have you ever seen Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee? Well this pillow is semi-homemade by Rebecca Marie (yep that is my real name!). I decided to use an IKEA Gurli pillow cover. I can’t even make a pillow with a zipper cheaper than $4 for the Gurli ones.
Then I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out vinyl as as stencil. I used transfer tape to adhere it to the front of the pillow.
I let it soak in for about three minutes and then I removed the stencil. Once the paint dried I used a press cloth over the design and ironed it. Then I took a sanding sponge to the paint to give it less of a shine and look a little worn. Next I moved onto sewing the poms on.
So in order to attach the poms I had to cut off the three edges of the Gurli pillow, keeping the zipper in place so that I could stick the poms in and then resew it. So instead of it being a 20’ x 20’ it was more like an 18” x 18”. (Note: Make sure you open the zipper when you sew it so you can turn it right side out when done)
On all the poms I made sure to keep the long threads that I used to tie the pom together. Those are the strings I used to sew into the pillow. So with the three edges cut I stuck the poms inside with the threads in the corner sticking out ready to sew. Then I pinned it tightly.
While sewing I pulled the yarn strings tight so that the poms would be as close as possible to the corners.
Then I clipped the corners and turned it right side out.
Super fun! Do you want more Halloween? I have plenty of Halloween ideas on my site…
Here is a fun way to Countdown to Halloween with Hershey Kisses