Halloween is such a fun time of year! I love the Cute and a little Spooky type of Halloween decorations. I’m not a huge fan of the scary, are you? Today I’m excited to share this fun Halloween Polka Dot Pillow with you. It is part of the Design Dazzle, Halloween Bash Blog Hop. It really is simple to make, it just takes some time, but I’m sharing the full tutorial with you.
I mean, what is more fun that polka dots and glitter??? And this glitter doesn’t even make a mess!
First, let me show you how to make a simple envelope pillow. This shouldn’t take more than about 15-20 minutes. You’ll need just over a 1/2 yard of fabric. I used some canvas like fabric that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
Cut your fabric into 3 pieces. (1) 19″ square, and (2) 14″x 19″ rectangles. Take both of your rectangles and on one long side, fold and pin the fabric (see the first image below). I fold twice, creating a nice finished edge on the inside and outside. Sew along those edges, removing pins as you go. Once you have both seams sewn, Lay your 19″ square, front side facing up, and then lay one of your rectangles, with the finished edge down, on top of the square (second image below). Lay the second rectangle on the opposite side of the square, over lapping the rectangles. This creates the “envelope”. Pin all the way around the pillow and sew it using a 1/2″ seam (third & forth image below). Clip your corners (fifth image) and then turn your pillow right side out and press (sixth image).
Now you are ready to put those polka dots on. You could also do this step before sewing the pillow together and it might make it easier. That way the fabric is completely flat and there is less chance of the paint bleeding. I didn’t think of that until the pillow was completely done. 🙂 Using my Cricut Explore and the Cricut Design Space, I created my stencil using freezer paper. I had to cut two pieces of it and then piece it together since I could only cut 12″ wide, and the pillow is about 18″ square. Anyway, once your have your freezer paper stencil, you’ll just iron it on.
Start painting your polka dots.
Once you have all your polka dots painted, and the paint has had time to dry, then you’ll iron on your glittering 31. I used my Cricut Explore to cut this out also. If you haven’t used iron on vinyl, you need to try it. I think I’m overly addicted at this point, especially to the glitter iron on. It is just SO FUN!! Follow the instructions that are included with the iron on to get the numbers onto the pillow.
It adds the perfect amount of sparkle, and it doesn’t make any kind of glittery mess, I call that a win!
Now just put a pillow form inside your pillow, and you are all ready to show it off. I had an 18″ pillow I tried in it, and it didn’t seem full enough to me, so I used a 20″ pillow. It did make it very full, but I kind of love it.
Since it is Halloween time, this is going to sit on my couch with my other throw pillows. I think it is going to make me happy every time I walk into the living room.
Now, hop on over and check out all the other fabulous Halloween projects that are being shared as part of this Bash!
Halloween is such a fun time of year! As part of Design Dazzles Halloween Bash Blog hop, she pulled together the creative minds of some of her talented blogging friends to bring you over 110 fabulous Halloween ideas! From costumes to parties, crafts and home decor, recipes and free printables, we have so many fun ideas to share! You are sure to find a project (or 10!) that you would love to incorporate into your Halloween festivities.
This is the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!
1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace
3. Owl-ween Party
4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow
6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting
7. Halloween Party Garland
8. Halloween Oreo Truffles
9. Skeleton Hat
10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
11. Pumpkin Carving 101
12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags
13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle)
14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers
15. Raccoon Mask
16. Pumpkin Tea Towels
17. Easy Halloween Window Cling
Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!
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This is adorable Amy! I need to try the iron on glitter. Looks so much better than trying to glue glitter on!
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Amy | The Happy Scraps says
Seriously, Iron-on glitter material changed my life. You will LOVE it! 🙂
Love this pillow idea and there are SO many amazing ideas here! Loving it! 🙂
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
Thank you Cathy!
I’m taking a break from my new embroidery machine…it’s a love hate relationship!
Then I ordered a little of everything “heat transfer vinyl” (that’s fancy shmancy for iron on vinyl)!!
I’ve done baby gowns, burp cloths, onesies, even nursery bedding…can you tell I’m going to be a 1st time grandmother?!
Anyway my question is the 31 looks a little jagged, roughed up. I like it, it has a very vintagey feel. I’d like to get the same look, can you share any tips?
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
The 31 looks a little bit jagged because of the font I used to cut it. I hope that helps! 🙂