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DIY Trick or Treat Halloween Pillow

Happy Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend.

Halloween Pillow

Did you pull out your Halloween decor over the weekend? I started pulling the boxes down from the attic, so I’m hoping to get our home all decked out this week. yay!! Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate and craft for. And as you know, I’ve been doing Halloween Crafts for a few weeks now!! {Blood Cupcakes, Apothecary Jar LabelsPolka Dot Witch Hat, Boo BucketDIY Apothecary Jars}

Here is my latest Halloween craft idea!

halloween pillow

I made these 2 awesome Halloween pillows for this year and totally love them! I’m decorating with lots of colors and bold prints for Halloween this year. {remember my polka dot witch hat?}  LOVE me some polka dots! The orange and white polka dot fabric went so perfectly with the black chevron.

Halloween Pillows

Halloween pillows

The Trick or Treat pillow was really fun to make and turned out looking amazing! Love the intricate detail of the design came through nicely with the fabric ink.

Now this pillow didn’t always look like that….

pillow makeover

I made a pillow cover for this Target pillow that I got on clearance for cheap. {note the stain} It was the perfect candidate for a pillow makeover!

How To Make the Trick or Treat Pillow

  1. First, I cut the black chevron fabric to the size needed for my pillow slip cover.
  2. I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut out a rounded rectangle out of green fabric {for a complete tutorial on how to cut fabric with a CAMEO}
  3. Then I used my Silhouette CAMEO to create the ‘trick or treat’ stencil with vinyl.
  4. Then painted Silhouette’s fabric ink {love that stuff! so easy to work with and looks fantastic} over the stencil. One coat with a couple touch ups and it was good to go! {for a complete tutorial on how to use fabric ink, click here}
  5. Once the stenciled Trick or Treat wording was dry, I sewed the green fabric onto one of the black chevron pillow case pieces. {the fabric had interfacing on the back of it from being cut with the Silhouette}
  6. Then I sewed purple ric rac around the edge of the green fabric and made sure to finish the edges of the ric rac by tucking them under and sewing over.
  7. Then I finished sewing the chevron fabric into a pillow cover as normal.

**** I used this pillow with a border tutorial to sew my orange polka dot pillow****

diy halloween

So those are the 2 pillows I sewed for Halloween this year! What do you think? Do you like the big, bold prints for Halloween?

happy crafting,


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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Eva Scott says:

    These look really great. Love the colors you used!

  2. 2
    Janet Drury says:

    I had an old Cricut machine for years before I even opened the box. Your Sillouette projects are adorable. If I’d known about Pinterest years ago, I would have opened my machine. I love the stenciled pillow. I am asking for this machine for Christmas. Thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities.

  3. 3
    Sandy says:

    Very nice! I love the colors!

  4. 4
    Stephanie says:

    Love the idea! I’m all for holiday themed throw pillows!

  5. 5
    Jennifer says:

    Love it!! Where do you get your fabric???

  6. 6
    Deborah Stelton says:

    Every time I enter a contest for the Cameo I think maybe this will be the one lol. I have a small Cricut but when I see what can be done with the Cameo I can not believe it!Thank you for giving m a chance and maybe this time you just never know.

  7. 7
    Gina says:

    So cute- I love the chevron

  8. 8

    Love the pillows! So cute!

  9. 9
    karen Weight says:

    Perfect for Halloween! Love the Chevron prints and the Trick or Treat font is fabulous!! I need to make something like this:)

  10. 10

    I don’t just like, I LOVE the big bold prints. Fantastic makeover!!!

  11. 11
    julie says:

    Those are cute and the colors are great. Thanks for sharing, God bless.

  12. 12

    So cute! Yes, I love the big, bold prints and fun, bright colors! I haven’t tried the Silhouette fabric ink yet, but its on my list!

  13. 13
    Margie Shubin says:

    Very cute I might try it.

  14. 14
    Margie Shubin says:

    Actually I like 5×12 to put something on the glass in front

  15. 15
    Jen says:

    Hi, I remember eyeing this pillow up last Halloween. Can you tell me the name of the font you used? I can’t find something similar just in browsing at free fonts. Thx!