halloween decor {on a budget} – free halloween pillows

Somehow this didn’t post last Friday. I thought I scheduled it but I guess I didn’t do it correctly. Anyway, here is another DIY Halloween project. This is an easy one!

Our couch in the living room was one of the spots I wanted to decorate for Halloween. Updating the pillow covers according to the occasion was the easiest way to go.

I thought about getting black and white fabric to sew pillow covers and {freezer paper} stenciling them with a Halloween design. But while looking into my stash of fabrics, I found two old pillowcases, one white and one orange, that I was saving to repurpose. Well, they were perfect for this project. I choose a spider silhouette I found on the internet and was ready to stencil the next day.

Before that I needed to stop by at Michael’s to get a hot gun pistol {I used regular glue to attach the crepe paper florets to my Halloween wreath and it was a little pain} and there I saw this Martha Stewart spider silhouettes kit on sale. I grabbed it thinking I could use them for a streamer or to decorate the walls.They were cut on hard cardstock, so instead of {freezer paper} stenciling, I had the idea to use them as templates. I placed them in my pillowcases the way I wanted them and traced around with a sharpie.  Once I had my silhouettes traced all I had to do is fill them in with my sharpie.

I put my new Halloween pillow covers on my chevron pillows and I like the way you can slighty see the chevron as a background. I borrowed the black pillows from the playroom and the black mesh is from the Dollar Store. This pillow covers are simple, and definitely not the finest, but I think they’re good enough for Halloween.

Materials: old pillowcases, Martha Stewart Spider silhouettes – $2.99 {Michaels. They were used just as templates.You really don’t need special templates. You can get any image you want from the web, trace it on cardstock and use it as a template.}

Next, free Halloween printables. Stay tuned!

Linking up with: eighteen25somewhat simplemomnivores dilema and skip to my lou.

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