Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spray Paint Halloween Pillows

LOVE THIS!!! This project was so much fun and easy (and cheap) that I want to do tons more! I payed under $10 for all four pillows! They turned out so much better than I thought they would! A few months ago I saw a couple blogs that had spray painted pillows on them, so I decided to give it a shot since that is about the only thing I hadn't spray painted yet!
Here is what you will need:
*Duck cloth (or plain outdoor canvas)
*Freezer Paper (must be freezer paper, not wax or parchment)
*Spray paint
*Frog tape - if you do stripes (it works so great! The paint will not bleed! You buy it in the paint department)
I didn't want to make new pillows that I would have to store (I am running out of room), so I decided to just make slip covers for the pillows I already have on my porch. My pillows are 16x16 so I cut the fabric into 17x17" squares.

I then cut out stencils on freezer paper using my cricut. You could also do this by just free handing your design, or printing out images from the Internet and cutting and tracing them onto the freezer paper. The polka dots are 2"
The "BOO" font is Jackolantern from Dafont.com

The scull and webs were from dingbats I found on Dafont.com. Just click on Halloween fonts and there is tons of fun stuff.
I then ironed on the freezer paper cut outs. At first I put a cloth over the paper to iron, but the paper didn't stick, you have to iron straight on the paper for it to stick. (shiny side down!) My iron was as hot as it goes and it worked great.
This is Frog Tape. Make sure to press it down firmly. I didn't measure my dots or stripes, I just eyeballed them and you can't tell they aren't perfect!
Now for the fun part, spray pain!!! I used satin black and cinnamon stick in satin as well.

now for the reveal... I was so dang excited when I first started peeling off the paper - I couldn't believe how great it worked!!!

The black didn't work quite as well, the color isn't as consistent as the orange, and my spider web bled a little because my son got a hold of the stencil and wrinkled it so it wouldn't iron flat. Oh-well, still madly in love!
I then just put right sides together and sewed a half inch seam on three sides.

Turn right-side out.
Stuff in pillow...

Tadaa!!! I love, love, love, love, love, LOVE them!!!! (did I say I how much I love them?) :D




I am going to put some velcro or snaps along the bottom edge to hold them shut, but that will have to wait for now, I couldn't wait to put them out.
Sorry for the picture overload, but I am in love! :)

This project can be seen on...
CraftGossip


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42 comments:

Taija said...

Oh my goodness those are SOOO cool!!! They turned out fantastic!

Michelle said...

Those are soooo SOOOO so cute!! I love them! Ive said it before, but I LOVE your blog!!! I want to make some of these, who would have thought.. spray painting pillows?!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Angie's Recipes said...

Cool! I love them too.

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/spray-painted-pillows-for-halloween/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Coley said...

Those are too cool. Just another awesome use for spray paint! :)

Daisy Day said...

Amazing! Very very clever and festive! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

Found your blog through Someday Crafts, and these are too cute! I've got to try this for fall leaf pillows... I too am running out of storage for anything other than covers.

Jenglamgirl said...

Freaking AMAZING! they look so store bought nice too! LOVE THIS IDEA, thanks for sharing. They are adorable. Jen

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Wow!!!! Thanks for linking this up! I am in LOVE with all of these! They look totally professional and beautiful. I will feature these in the next couple of days at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Diana said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing.

Liz Smith said...

I had absolutely NO idea you could spray paint fabric. they look great!!!

Erin said...

I LOVE them!!!

Can you tell me how you downloaded the stuff to your Cricut? I just got mine and I would LOVE to know how to do that!! :)

Claire said...

I love spray paint but have never tried it on fabric!They are adorable-I've got to get me a cricut machine!!

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

Love it! Soooo wish I had a cricut! :)

Sandy said...

OMG those are soooo cute!! I had my Halloween display all planned out in my head, then we found that the stupid termites had eaten through my wooden bench outside and we had to throw it away! :( So now I have no place to put my cool display... which would have looked awesome with the addition of these pillows. But I will favorite this and try it next year. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Mandi said...

I think these are awesome! Go you for trying out the spray paint. I've always considered it and then backed off, assuming I'd just screw it all up.

Kristin said...

Very cute!

Alison said...

So cool! I just got some Tulip fabric spray paint, and you have given me some great ideas! Thanks!

Davis and Laura said...

These are adorable...and so tempting! My husband teasing me that he comes home to some newly spray painted everyday...its mostly true. I had a question and feel free to get back to me when you have a chance---Silouette or Circut? I want to get one but am going back and forth between the 2. What's you opinion? getprettywithlaura@gmail.com. Thanks so much

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I just wanted to say thanks for putting my button up on your blog when I feature your great ideas! I appreciate people recognizing my what I do and try to return some traffic back to me. THANKS!

Erin said...

Maria - THANK YOU for replying to me about the Sure Cuts Alot software!! I'm going to do some research this weekend...I can't wait!! :)

Miranda said...

Seriously Maria those are awesome! Way to go! Yeah I think my porch is sad without those! I will call you later so I can benefit from your amazingness! I hope they are really as idiot proof as you make them sound!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Those are sooooo cute, Maria!

concretenprimroses said...

Your pillows are fantastic! I've been wanting to try freezer paper stencils. Holiday crafting is a great way to use it.
Kathy

House of Smith's said...

Love those PILLOWS! :)
They are so awesome!

And I'm LOVING the trip that you talked about. Are you kidding! It sounds AMAZING!
We'll definitely check it out for sure!
Thanks for all the great tips and info!
~Shelley

Cassie said...

Perfect!!!
I love this idea!!!
now to finish my porch...
LOL!!
=)

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

I would never have know that the spider web bled or that the black isn't consistent, you can't tell by the photo any way.

Thanks so much for all the recent inspiration. I just found your blog a few days ago and have already started a few of your projects for my home.

Amber said...

So AWESOME!! I have to get on the ball and try the freezer paper stencil. I like all of them but, I love the polka-dots!

Sanditerese said...

I love those! Another project to add to my list.

PartyMom said...

These are so much fun! I LOVE using spray paint! There are at least 20 half-used cans between my house and my garage...it seems like every project gets a spray somehow. I never would have thought to use it on pillows...great job!

Margie said...

Hi! I'm stopping in from the CSI project. These pillows really caught my eye. They are so cute.

Anna M said...

seriously, can we be friends? you've got the best ideas!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Great project!

Allison said...

Just wanted to let you know that I shared this on my blog today.

http://adventuresofthemichelenafamily.blogspot.com/2010/10/feature-friday-7.html

Leanne said...

So, so, so cute! Thanks for showing us how to make these fun pillows.

LinLos said...

Hi! I am sharing this post on my blog at http://addictedtowhimsy.blogspot.com.

Thanks!

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Love these pillows! They are soooooo cute! This is my first time visiting, and I must say I am impressed! Happy Painting!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Wow these are sooo cute!!! I never would have thought about spray painting on a pillow. The halloween pics are so fun, I love the spider web. Thanks for sharing!

Your newest follower,

Rachel~

Carlie Tams said...

question- I am attempting a project similar (but 4th of July!) and I wanted to know if you could take the case off and wash it??
Thanks so much!

Infarrantly Creative said...

These are just adorable! Love the fabric you choose! Spooky cute!

cherryl22 said...

I love them! I would also like to know what people think about whether to get a Silhouette or Cricut. I so want one now!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with this idea!!I'm at work and should be working but now my mind is going crazy with ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing this super clever idea!!!

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