I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to work with Cutting Edge Stencils again and paint a pillow for them with a non-Halloween theme! Make sure to check out all of these amazing ladies pillows below and see how they made their pillows their own!
I’m joining up with a few of my favorite ladies with the monthly create and share! I have also participated in a couple other months and I love how creative all of these ladies are! If you aren’t familiar with create and share, we all take a product and create our own “interpretation” of the product. How can we make it unique and make it our own?
Here are my previous projects:
This month’s challenge we partnered with Cutting Edge Stencils and Paint-A-Pillow. They have this amazing line of Halloween/Fall stencils that you can use to design your own pillow or tote. I jumped at the opportunity to work with them again because I loved the stencil they provided for my Stenciled Lace Feature Wall post.
I was so excited when I received the pillow kit and couldn’t wait to get started! Make sure you get all of the extra pillow accessories if you want to add any embellishments to your pillow.
I started by choosing which color to use to paint my pillow. The design on the pillow didn’t allow for too many color choices. Orange and black are very traditional Halloween colors and I didn’t want to use them. I had this beautiful iridescent blue that I thought would be perfect for the haunted house portion of the pillow! The largest area of the pillow was the house so I used a foam roller for this portion of the project.
I used a small brush to stencil on the rest of the pillow areas. I went with a gorgeous bronze color for the moon, purple for the tree, and black for the bats. I also did a touch of orange with the owl sitting in the tree. When using the brush, make sure to dab it onto the pillow or use a circular motion to make sure it is being painted evenly.
When it was dry I put the extra stencil piece on top and stenciled in some dim windows on top of the house with yellow. I didn’t want it to look perfect so I wasn’t too picky about the application process of the windows. Two crystals were added for a final touch to the eyes of the owl. Glitz is kind of my thing so what a simple and small way to add a bit of sparkle to a project!
2. Domicile 37~DIY Bleached Out Skull Pillow
6. Old House to New Home~DIY Painted Pillow with Braided Trim
12. Uncookie Cutter~Halloween Paint a Pillow
15. The House Down the Lane~Whimsical Stenciled Skull Pillow