Halloween Decor: Painted Pillows

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Overview

Pumpkins, potions and pillows, oh my! To get your couch and chairs wickedly festive for Halloween, here's an easy way to create pillows using paint and printable stencils. Spook up your décor and invite over the costumed gang before a ghoulish night of trick-or-treating.

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Halloween Stencils

Print out one of the many assorted Halloween themed stencils from eHow to use as your template.

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Trace Your Stencil

Take your stencil, place a piece of freezer paper on top of it, and trace the image onto the matte (non-shiny) side of the freezer paper with a marking utensil.

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Cut Your Stencil

Once your stencil has been traced onto the freezer paper, cut out the areas that were black on the printed image. These will be the spots that you will be painting.

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Choose Stencil Location

When your stencil is completely cut out, place it onto your pillow or pillowcase and test out the location where you want it to sit, be it right in the center, at the top corner, etc.

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Set Stencil

Once the location is chosen, place your stencil matte side up (shiny side down) in preparation for ironing.

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Iron Stencil

Iron down your stencil to the pillow or pillowcase. Press it for a few seconds in each section until the stencil sticks. Freezer paper is waxy on its shiny side so when you iron, it will adhere to the material because of the heat.

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Paint Your Stencil

Begin to paint the open areas of the stencil with a paintbrush or sponge pouncer until everything is coated. Let dry overnight.

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