I am so excited about Halloween this year since my little grandsons will be old enough to appreciate what is going on! Sooo…with them I mind, I created a Jack-o-lantern pillow with faces that they can change! I gave it a very simple and uncluttered look…just a pumpkin with lots of interchangeable parts.
Even our seldom photographed CEO Ozzie wanted to try it out! She likes to make a few appearances this time of year since her beautiful fur coat just lends itself to the season!
1. It’s really easy! I started with a simple pumpkin template printed at 8 x 10 size.
2. Next, I applied Heat n Bond to an 8 x 10 square of orange burlap, following the directions on the package. Then I pinned the pumpkin pattern to the square and cut it out…leaving out the stem. Next, I repeated the process on a little piece of green felt to create the stem.
3. Finally, I applied the two to the front of my pillow pieces, once again following the directions on the package.
4. Now you are ready to create the face parts! I found a downloadable pattern here at Cozycomfycouch, but there are oodles of patterns available for free on the Internet. I cut them out of black felt and added the loop (softer) part of the Velcro tabs to the backs.
The pillow is a simple one made of drop cloth with an envelope style closure…tutorial here. I added the little stick-on Velcro tabs in the places that I wanted to put the face parts…making sure to put the hook part of the tabs on the pumpkin face. I’ll explain why in a moment. You will need to give them a few stitches by hand to be sure they stay in place since they don’t seem to stick to burlap very well. However, they adhere very firmly to the felt face parts.
Here’s a view of the back of the pillow with the envelope-style closure. I also added a little pocket to hold the parts that are not in use. Using the softer loop side of the tabs on the face parts allows you to handle and store them without having them stick together.
And here it it is! It was practically free...just one square of black felt and a package of Velcro tabs since I had everything else on hand! I think we are going to have fun with this pillow for many years to come!
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