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Quick’n’Easy DIY Two-Sided Sharpie Pillow for Fall

Looking for a quick and easy project to add a little Fall to your décor… well this one is perfect! It covers Halloween and good ol’ regular Fall decor in one fell swoop!

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This quick and easy pillow project will last you the whole fall season- from early autumn to Halloween and right through until it is time to decorate for Christmas.

To make these pillows you will need:


  • a pillow coveryou want a zipper style pillow cover so that both sides can be used for different fall images
  • I started out by using an Oil Based Sharpie Paint pen but then switched over to a regular sharpie pen on the back – so I think either type of pen will work for this
  • printed images or shapes to trace or copy
  • construction paper or card stock to put between the layers of the pillow while drawing
  • a piece of chalk to outline your designs first if you want

 Here is the pillow cover that I started out with. I picked mine up at my local Dollorama for $2 – what a steal! Solid colours work best for this technique so that the images you are drawing stand out.

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 I printed and cut out some acorn images and grabbed my Sharpie oil-based paint pen.

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 Important Tip: before using pen put construction paper or cardstock inside the pillow between the two layers to ensure that the ink doesn’t bleed through to the other side.

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After choosing a placement that I liked, I traced and then filled in the acorn design with my pen.

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To do the opposite side with the spider I just looked at spider images online and practiced sketching them and then chalked an outline of a spider…

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 I then traced the chalked image with my oil based sharpie paint pen:

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Here is where I decided to see if a regular sharpie would work as well… and guess what?! It did!! So I filled in the rest of my spider using a regular sharpie pen. It was actually smellier then the oil based Sharpie paint pen was!

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Next I added some fun lettering – I just free handed the lettering for both sides. If you are unsure, use a piece of chalk to chalk the letters out first until you are happy and then trace over it. Also, look online at some different fonts if you need some inspiration. I’m a little more impatient then that and just went with it free-hand style.

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There you go…now you have a two sided sharpie pillow that you can use for Halloween décor and regular fall décor as well! One pillow, two mini-seasons:)

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On our Fall porch

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And our Halloween Porch

 Halloween Front Porch at The Happy Housie

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So are you still in fall decorating mode or are you starting to think about Christmas already? I see the stores have “Christmas” decorations and wrappings out already… I’m just not quite there yet.

We have a few non-seasonal projects going on around here that I can’t wait to share more about soon- it is time to wrap up that dining room project and get back onto finishing our sons’ new (actually, old now) shared bedroom! Seriously people, I feel like I have done nothing ‘big’ for months! I’ve been paralyzed by indecision. Do you ever experience that?

Thanks for reading! And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.



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  1. ADORABLE! I love acorns, we have a running joke in our family and it involves a giant acorn and passing it back and forth between us all at Christmas time wrapped up in some festive wrapping! LOL! I’m featuring this tomorrow at Planned in Pencil, I hope you’ll stop by and grab a button. Thanks for linking up with the Pinworthy Project Party!

    1. LOL KC! It is not too tricky… sometimes I just sketch it out on paper first to make sure I like it. I have also printed out lettering and used transfer paper to copy the lettering onto my projects – that is sure way to get the look you want:) Thanks so much for your visit and comments!!

  2. So so cute Krista! And just what I love, it is two sided, why waste right!? Plus with all the colors of sharpies these days you could do some fun stuff! You are awesome! Pinned!

    1. Thank you Mindi!! You could do something interesting with some different sharpie colours- I will have to venture out and try some colours next time!!

    1. Haha Mandy- I did have to trace mine as well (for the shape). I don’t know if they would have looked to great if I free-handed them either! lol

  3. Krista, I just love how you did this and it looks so great! I can’t decide which one I like best – oh, I just like them both! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

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