Sometimes my brother does nice things for me, such as building me a bench out of a headboard, like I’ve always wanted. All I had to do was buy an old headboard and leave it thoughtfully on his front porch with the explicit instructions to ‘BUILD ME A BENCH OUT OF THIS HEADBOARD.”
This is what he returned to me:
And here it is after I painted, and attempted to glaze the details.
Pretty cute, huh? (I started glazing it one time at about 1:30 in the morning, when I was homealone, and then I got a little freaked out and started wondering why the heck I was out in the middle of the night painting a bench, and who was watching me, and I scared myself and ran back inside, and so it’s still only about halfway glazed).
But that’s not the point! The point is, do you like my burlap Halloween pillows? I made them myself, and you can too! I’ve been playing with some heat transfer products from Silhouette, and this is what I came up with.
So much fun. I love that you can use your own fonts with the Silhouette machines. The bat and the witch shapes were only .99 in the online store. They literally have billions of shapes and graphics in there. Slight overstatement. But there really are tons.
(Close up of the witch, ack she’s so cute!)
Here is everything I used:
(Also, you need an iron). (Also, I used the Silhouette hook, which is really helpful for getting into the nooks and crannies of the design to pull off the excess). Then it was just a matter of cutting, ironing, then stuffing the pillows and sewing them shut. I might have actually hot-glued them shut. Not like anyone is going to be laying their heads down on these ya know!