Wednesday, October 13, 2010

31 Days of DIY Halloween - Freaky Fun "BOO" Pillows

boo pillow

Cheryl Ball made these fun felt pillows and then painted them with Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint that really and truly glows in the dark! I want to sneak them to my house and put them on my black tweed couch for a quick Halloween makover. Do you think she’ll miss them?

Materials List:
Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™ Value Packs and Sets
Neon Glow
Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™
65177 Green Glow
– Felt yardage – ½ yard each – black, white, orange
– Paper towels
– Polyfill
– Sewing machine with matching thread
– Pinking shears
– Sewing needle
– Scissors
– White chalk sharpened to a sharp point
– Sewing pins
– Patterns (click here)

1. Enlarge pattern to about 16” tall – or desired size – then cut out.

2. Pin patterns onto double layers of felt. Sew right next to pattern. Remove pattern then use pinking shears to trim seams to about ½”.

3. Shake bottles of 3D Fashion Paint. Start flow of paint on paper towel using an even pressure on bottle for a smooth line.

4. Letter “B”: Use white chalk to draw about 1½” tall candy corn triangles onto front. Use Natural Glow to outline each triangle and fill in top third. Fill in second third with Neon Orange and remainder with Neon Yellow. Let dry then add a Natural Glow line between Yellow and Orange. Let dry.

5. Eyeball O: Squeeze a line of Neon Blue about 1” wide around center as shown then fill in. Add a ring of Neon Green around Blue. Use Neon Pink to create veins as shown, starting at center and working toward edge. Let dry then use Natural Glow to outline each ring and next to each vein. Let dry.

6. Spider Web O: Use white chalk to draw lines for web starting at center and moving toward edge. Draw on spider body, head and legs as shown. Fill in body and head with Neon Blue, legs with Neon Pink, and eyes and marking on back with Neon Yellow.

7. Use Green Glow for web, adding long lines first then filling in with curved lines between. Let dry. Use Natural Glow to outline entire spider and details then along each line of web. Let dry.

8. Carefully cut an opening on back of pillow. Fill each pillow with Polyfill, pin opening closed then use needle and thread to sew.

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