Create this easy DIY Jack O’Lantern pillow cover with a few supplies you can pick up at the craft store. You can use the free pattern, or have fun and customize your own Jack O’Lantern face!
How cute is this Jack O’Lantern pillow! I love it! I wanted a cute Jack O’Lantern pillow and knew I could make it myself for just a few dollars!
I designed a little pattern if you’d like to copy mine. I first drew the face on my pillow and I loved the way it looked, so I traced it out so I could duplicate on other pillows. You are welcome to use my “pattern” if you’d like. I use this as a guide when I’m painting my pumpkin so it helps.
I do recommend drawing your face on your pillow case first so you have a guide. I love using Frixion pens that are erasable and come off when put an iron on it. So cool, right? I use these for quilting and projects like this. They also sell other water and air soluble pens at the craft store. If you’re in a pinch use a pencil.
Paint or fabric? You choose!
Here’s what to do if you’d like to paint the face.
Once you have your outline done, it’s time to paint! I use imagin8 soft touch fabric paint in the color black from Michael’s. I like using fabric paint because it’s not stiff like acrylic paint, plus you can wash it if needed. Just turn the pillow case inside out. I have not tested it in the wash. I would wash on cold, gentle cycle and air dry.
This would be a fun craft for kiddos to make!
Don’t feel like painting? I’ve got you covered!
Another option would be to eyes, nose, and mouth out with fabric then use fusible adhesive to attach to your pillow. What’s nice about this option is you can have fun with using a pattern fabric like buffalo check to customize your pillow case! I like using Spray n Bond fusible adhesive from Hobby Lobby.
You can’t go wrong either way! They are both so cute!
Once you have your pillow case done, let it dry if you painted it. Once dry add a pillow insert, an old pillow, or stuff with polyfil and your adorable Jack O’Lantern pillow is complete!
How cute would these be on a front porch! So cute!
This is such a simple, easy and inexpensive way to decorate for fall and Halloween, don’t you think?
If you make these too I’d love to see! Snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @motherthyme!
Download free pattern
When you print make sure you print ACTUAL SIZE so it doesn’t shrink the image.