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.