DIY Dropcloth Sharpie Pillow for Halloween
I’m a cheap pillow fan.
When you love to switch them out as often as I do, they can’t be too expensive.
Or take to long to make.
And this little pillow is both thrifty and simple: perfect for the “Halloween” season…an Easy DIY Dropcloth Sharpie Pillow for Halloween.
To make this you will need:
- a piece of drop cloth to sew a pillow cover (alternatively you could use a premade plain cotton cover or could sew one out of other cotton you have on hand).
- scissors and a sewing machine
- a sharpie marker
- an inspiration picture
I started out with this basic drop cloth that I picked up at my local hardware store….
I followed my Super Easy Crazy Fast One Piece Envelope Pillow Tutorial to turn a section of the drop cloth into a pillow cover. If you haven’t sewn a basic envelope pillow before… I promise you that it is SO EASY! If you can sew a semi-straight line then you can do it! Hop over here for a full and easy tutorial:
Once you have your pillow cover ready…. get our your Sharpies and your inspiration picture . find google images such a great source of pictures…. or Pinterest. If you want to do something unique you may wish to practice sketching it first on paper, or even using chalk to apply the design to your cushion before you do it permanently with your Sharpie.
I just went ahead and drew mine right on there without practicing… but I’m pretty wild like that.
Sketch away… and you are done!
I love how it adds to our Halloween Living Room!
Do you remember being a kid, and practicing your handwriting again and again until it was perfect?
I finally have let go of that.
As an adult I enjoy the look of the ‘handmade’ – and sketching things out for yourself gives you a beautiful unique look.
So, what do you think?
Do you like the look for the handmade and unique, too?
If so, you might also like my black and white hand-sketched sharpie pumpkins…
Are you ready for a little more Halloween inspiration?
Today I have teamed up with some amazing fellow Canuck bloggers to share fun DIY Halloween ideas with you…
A Witches’ Brew Martini from Suburble / Halloween Dropcloth Sharpie Pillow from The Happy Housie / Halloween Caramel Apples from Satori Design for Living / Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats and Free Printable from Clean and Sensible / Halloween Planter Decorations: Chalkboard Wood Bats from The DIY Dreamer / Jello Jar Monsters from Echoes of Laughter / Black Cat Velvet Pumpkins from The DIY Mommy / Halloween Rat Wreath from Fynes Designs / Creepy Crawly Resin Tray from Craftberry Bush
You’d never know this pillow was homemade Krista! Wow! Would love to invite you to link up with us on Thursdays if you get a minute please 🙂 Hope you’r having a lovely week!
What a great idea…the pillow looks adorable! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/10/centerpiece-wednesday_14.html
Love sharpie crafts! Such a fun way to decorate 🙂
Love your pumkins as well-very elegant!
I do hope you will share some of your creativity at my Link Party-Big Autumn Bash:
I am in love with this fun pillow! It is so crafty and so creative! Thank you for sharing!
Hi Krista! This is so great for Halloween – you always make the best pillows! Pinning! Hope you have a happy weekend!
This is so cute! What a great idea, and I love that you can personalize it however you want!! Great freehand sketching, too! 🙂
It looks awesome and I love how simple it is to do! And those sharpie pumpkins are fabulous too!
Perfect pillow, and easy to do tutorial!! Love it
I love it! I’m a huge fan of a good cheap pillow too. I’ve been meaning to try dropcloth as a fabric – it looks so awesome in your pictures!
Love it! It makes me seriously think about having some directions inside the house and not just outside:)
Krista, this is just a fun and simple way to add a touch of Halloween when on a budget. I love using dropcloths for projects! Thanks for sharing.~Michelle
I love crafting and DIY projects with drop cloth…. I just made a scrap fabric wreath with it!! xo
This is really cute! Dropcloth is one of my favourite things to work with, and I love pillows too. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned!
This is so great! I am now trying to think if I have some left over material to do this.
This is so cute, Krista and how easy!!♥♥♥ Pinned!
Totally get your feeling of letting go of perfection. I’m in recovery myself! Looks great!
So cute, pinned!
SUCH a fun idea Krista! LOVE it!
You are crazy wild Krista! I could never free-hand that awesome drawing!! LOVE the pillow!!!! Happily pinned to my Halloween board! 🙂
So cute! Love it