Happy Friday everyone! It's only 13 days until Candy Day! Oops. I mean Halloween. But who are we kidding? It's all about the candy people. 13! Sppooooky! Have you figured out what you or your children are dressing up as? If you haven't yet, order something online today so that you still have a chance at free shipping (and good selection)! I have been busy the last few days working on my girl's costumes. Which if you were wondering will end up costing just (about) as much as store bought, so don't feel bad if you lack the desire or energy to make your own. Because honestly, I have never noticed a huge difference in price. And Pottery Barn Kids costumes are freaking adorable. If my girls were into Where The Wild Things Are, they would totally be doing that. Peanut's costume is 90% done and I just got started on Princess's. There is a lot of pieces to hers! Ergh! I got tired of working on them, so I took a break yesterday and made these cute Silhouette Pillows! I think it's going to be my last Halloween decoration DIY for this year. At least for the inside of the house. Look out for pictures of my decorated Halloween house on Monday!
There are 3 reasons that I LOVE these pillows.
1. You can use pillow inserts you already have. Just take the current covers off temporarily for Halloween, then replace after the Holiday.
2. This idea is great for Halloween, but imagine the possibilities.... Faces of your children for every day, Christmas silhouettes! Valentines! Black and white go with everything.
3. They are simple (albeit time consuming) and cheap. You maybe need a 1/4 yard of black fabric and maybe 1 yard for the white.
Ready for the DIY? Here we go.
You will need:
Black fabric (Mine was black flannel that I had leftover from an old project)
White fabric (I used just a simple white cotton. Note. If you have any stains on your pillows, they WILL show through the white, unless you double up. Just an FYI)
Basic sewing kit
Paper and pen for sketching
2 white 14 inch zippers (one for each pillow)
A little from column A
A little from column B
1. Cut out 2 (2 for each pillow you plan to make) 18.5X18.5 inch pieces of white fabric. Set aside. Pick a silhouette that you want for your design. An owl, a cat, a spider, a ghost. Anything that screams Halloween! Google, "owl silhouette". Pick one that seems equal to your skill level. Draw it onto (or print if you have a printer) paper and cut it out to use as your stencil.
5. Pin along the top and both sides (as always pretty sides together) of your white squares and sew with white thread (and the sewing machine). Then flip right side out.
Have a great weekend everybody! If you haven't already, get into the spirit of Halloween and decorate! See you on Monday!