Hauntingly Easy Pillow Covers

pillow pinable

Remember those super easy pillow covers I showed you how to make last month? 

Easy Envelope

Take that how to, replace the shower curtain with canvas painters tarp and grab some stencils and chalk paint.  I recommend Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.  It has the best consistency out of the few different brands that I’ve tried. 

Step 1 – Follow steps 1 thru 9 the last how to.

Step 2 – You’ll want to water down your chalk paint when you use it on fabrics. You can use any disposable container to make your paint mixture. If you use 2 tablespoons of paint, you’ll need about 1 tablespoon of water. This should help keep your fabric from becoming stiff and cracking. After you’re down it will feel kind of like a suede. 

Step 3 – Layout your stencil template and brush on your paint mixture in short quick strokes. It’s ok if the paint bleeds a little. 

spooky pillow

Step 4 – Once you’re paint has dried (you can add another coat if you need to) take a fine sand paper and lightly brush over the painted area. 

Step 5 – Lay out your stencils for the next layer.  I used non-eraseable chalk marker for the lettering. 

spooky pillow lettering

trick or treat pillow

Boo Pillows

Step 6 – Stuff you’re pillows and let the haunting begin. 

hauntingly easy pillows

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