Make Your Own Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Pillows

Halloween is coming up fast. It seems like just yesterday it was August, and now it’s time to figure out what my costume is going to be. To get into the Halloween mood, I decided I needed to decorate a little bit. Being a recent college graduate, I am short on money and holiday decorations. I skimmed through Pinterest, and came across these two pillows from Pottery Barn:

 Full Moon Pillow from the Pottery Barn

Full Moon Pillow from the Pottery Barn

 Mummy Pillow from the Pottery Barn

Mummy Pillow from the Pottery Barn

I really liked them, but decided that I could make something similar for a fraction of the price using items found at Goodwill. I found these three pillows and fabric, and I made a jack-o-lantern pillow, a mummy pillow, and a full moon with bats pillow.


Jack-o-Lantern

Materials:

  • Orange or any solid colored pillow
  • Black fabric (I am using a placemat for all of my black fabric in these tutorials)
  • Liquid Stitch or needle and thread

Directions:

 
 

Trace the face on the fabric, and cut it out. I looked at different faces on Google Images and based mine off one I liked. You can get creative and create your own design if you'd like.

 
 

Glue or sew your face to the pillow. Alternatively, I could also see this being an awesome activity for kids with Velcro and interchangeable face pieces.


Mummy

Materials:

  • White or any light colored pillow
  • White fabric (I am using a pillow case)
  • Black fabric
  • Liquid Stitch or needle and thread

Directions:

 
 

Make strips out of your fabric. I found that ripping it makes it more mummy-like than cutting.

Wrap the fabric around the pillow. After I was done wrapping, I pulled at the fray on the ‘bandages’ so he looked less perfectly wrapped up.

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Cut out, and attach some spooky eyes. I cut out two rounds per eye to give a little more depth.

 
 

Full Moon with Bats

Materials:

  • Black or any dark pillow
  • White paint
  • Black fabric
  • Liquid Stitch or needle and thread

Directions: 

 
 

Paint a white circle on the pillow. I purposely made my paint a bit uneven to give a spooky effect.

 
 

Cut out come bat shapes. I cut mine in different sizes.

 
 

Glue your bats onto the moon. I made my bats three dimensional by making their bodies stick up in the air a little when I glued them down, but again, optional. 


I hope this give you some inspiration of how you could decorate this Halloween. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook for more Halloween decoration tips, as well as great costume ideas for the whole family!