Halloween Pillow with Candy Corn Pom Poms

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.

DIY halloween pom pom pillow

There are a zillion different ways to make pom poms but I decided to purchase the Clover Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (<—Amazon link should you want to purchase it there) at Joann Fabrics & Crafts.  They make perfectly large symmetrical poms every time.  Plus they are easy to use, even a child could use it.

clover pom pom maker

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.

halloween stencil

Then I mixed one part Martha Stewart Fabric Medium with two parts paint.  I used a Handled Squeegee brush to scrape the paint onto the stencil.

fabric medium with pillow

stenciled halloween 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)

halloween pom pom pillow

pom poms on a pillow

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.

pom pom pillow halloween

While sewing I pulled the yarn strings tight so that the poms would be as close as possible to the corners.

candy corn pom pom pillow

Then I clipped the corners and turned it right side out.

candy corn pillow

pom poms on a pillow

halloween pillow with pom poms

DIY pom pom pillow halloween

Super fun! Do you want more Halloween?  I have plenty of Halloween ideas on my site…

Pottery Barn Knock-Off Pumpkin Chair Backer

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Ruffle Felt Flower Wreath

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Cut Out Halloween Cards with Free Silhouette Cut File

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Seven Years of Bad Luck Sign

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Here is a fun way to Countdown to Halloween with Hershey Kisses

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Comments

  1. Super cute! That little gadget makes amazing poms!

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