Sunday, July 22, 2012

Home Decor Hop Day 2


Hello crafty friends! Welcome to Day One of Cicly's Home Decor and More Blog Hop! If you came from the über talented Esther's blog, then you are on the right track. If you just happened to be visiting today, then you'll want to start at Cicly's blog so you don't miss out on all of the goodies:-)

The project I made for today is a set of stenciled Halloween pillows.


I cut one 15" circle out of a terra cotta colored linen and a 17" square out of a taupe colored linen. I used a sheet of stenciling plastic, purchased at a local craft store, and cut out the images on my Cricut using the Pumpkin Carvings cart. The settings to cut the stencil are found in Above Rubies Studio Cricut Cutting Guide. I highly recommend this booklet if you like using your Cricut to cut more than just card stock. I carefully centered and taped (painter's tape) the stencil to the fabric. For the jack o lantern, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Black Satin acrylic craft paint. For the "Happy Haunting" stencil, I used Martha's Onyx Glitter acrylic craft paint. I picked out a fabric for the backing and sewed the fronts and backs, wrong sides together, leaving an opening for the pillow forms. I attached a small piece of wide green grosgrain ribbon to the top of the round pillow for extra interest.

The back of the pillow with a cute vintage looking Trick or Treat print

A closer look at Martha's Onyx Glitter paint


Now on to the good stuff! Become a follower of my blog and "Like" my FB page. Leave me a comment on this post letting me know you did and I'll put you in a drawing for a brand new Summer Bliss Holiday Cricut cart and clear stamps from Scrappy Cat. Make sure you stop back tomorrow to see my other project and another chance to win.



Now you'll want to hop on over to Shannon's Blog at My Scrappy Creations and see her fabulous home decor project. If you get lost along the way, here is the whole hop line-up.

33 comments:

  1. WoW you are really getting a head start! Great project, Love it!

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  2. How awesome that you could make your pillow with the cricut. i love it. Thanks for sharing. i am follower and i liked your face book page.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  3. This is so great - love the idea for using a stencil. TFS (I'm a follower and like your Facebook page yesterday) Happy crafting.


    karon.hughes (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad I could inspire:-)

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  4. cute projects. tfs. i'm already a follower and a fb fan.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  5. Oh my! I am so impressed with your cute pillows.(sorry if they were meant to be scary but they are just so adorable!) lol
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. LOL! It was hard not to make "him" purple with bling;-)

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  6. great pillows, just love the new martha paints don't u!

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    1. Thank You! Yes, so glad she came out with them. I love the colors:-)

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  7. I love your pillows. TFS.
    I don't do Facebook but I did sign up as an email follower.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
    (new email follower)

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    1. No worries on the FB. I almost stopped awhile back but found it was the only way to communicate with some of my craft groups. Good idea on the email. I forgot all about that! :-)

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  8. OMG Tammy these are fabulous I love them soo much!!
    xhugx
    Nikki

    http://www.craftycalamities.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Halloween at my home is such a fun holiday and these pillows would be perfect. Thank you for suggesting the Cricut cutting guide. It will be very useful.

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to inspire:-) Thank You.

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  10. Great project! I haven't tried stencil material. I have used vinyl as a stencil. I will give it a try.
    I am already a follower and like you on fb.

    Janea
    www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

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  11. Tammy I didn't know about stencil plastic! the things we can do! TFS!

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    1. Just found Martha has them in nice long rolls. Didn't see those when I was buying mine:-)

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  12. I love love love these pillows!!! I am a follower but i do not fb so i will ot be able to like the page.Sorry:(

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    1. Thank you and no worries on FB. I almost stopped using FB except it is the only way to communicate with some of my crafting friends.

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  13. these are fabulous Tammy!!! lovin' that pumpkin face pillow!

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  14. What a great home decor idea for Halloween. Love this.

    Robin
    http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
    scrapdiva2011@gmail.com

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  15. LOVE the Halloween pillows!!!!

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  16. Forgot to add that I am a follower :)

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  17. Love your Halloween pillows!!! TFS
    I just liked your facebook page, and signed up to follow.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  18. What a great idea!!! I am loving the pillows!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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