Craft DIY Halloween Accent Pillows Using the Harlequin Stencil Pattern
Good morning, my boo-tiful crafters! Cutting Edge Stencils is feeling positively defrightful! With Halloween right around the corner, we are setting up our tombstones, carving our jack-o-lanterns, and covering our porches with cobwebs. We are certain that no spooktacular setting is complete without an accent pillow. And that’s where Paint-A-Pillow creeps in! Paint-A-Pillow, our sister company, has an innovative stenciling kit that will allow you to create your own designer accent pillows in a snap. So if you’re ready for a howlin’ good time then let’s get started on today’s craft project…
We’d like to introduce Debbie, the ultimate craft queen behind the blog Debbie Doos. Debbie loves stenciling and has the stenciling archives to prove it! So naturally, she jumped at the chance to try Paint-A-Pillow and even though she had stenciled before, Debbie watched the stencil videos. Debbie explored the Paint-A-Pillow website and selected the fun geometric pattern, the Harlequin Paint-A-Pillow Kit. She also purchased several extra paint colors and some pillow embellishments. Here is Debbie’s ghoulish creation using her pillow stencil kit:
It’s pretty spooktacular, isn’t it? Now let’s talk about how you could easily recreate these pretty pillow covers. Debbie commented that as she opened her box, ” The kit is magnificent and the quality was top notch in my opinion.”
Debbie set up the pillow kit in her craft space and she was ready to start stenciling. She used a dense foam roller to paint the diamond pattern in orange. If you’re recreating this at home, be careful not to overload the roller with paint. Roll off the excess paint onto a folded paper towel until the brush or roller looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Debbie found it helpful to finish off the edges with a stencil brush.
Once the entire pillow cover was painted, Debbie peeled back the metal tabs holding the stencil in place and cleaned off the stencil in the sink. She commented, “As you can see I have nice clean lines and no seepage.”
To complete her accent pillow, Debbie added black tassels using our latch hook tassel tool. Ready to see how it all turned out? Debbie had this to say about her creation, “Absolutely Love my Halloween Harlequin pillow.”
Right now, Debbie Doos is giving away one free Paint-A-Pillow kit on her blog so hop on over and enter!
Tell us: Do you like to decorate your home with Halloween themed accent pillows? Leave us a comment below!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Paint-A-Pillow Team