Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Porch Pillows

This has to be the easiest craft I have ever done.

Recently, I ordered two zippered burlap pillowcases from Amazon.

They have literally been blank canvasses, waiting to be painted.... until today.

I painted a scarecrow on one,

and a pumpkin on the other.  I added the word "Blessings" to the one with the pumpkin.

They are now sitting happily on our back porch rocking chairs.

I used acrylic paints and a cheap disposable sponge brush for most of the painting.  I did the outlining and details with black and orange paint pens.  The scarecrow's eyes are a pair of black buttons.  If you can paint a circle, you can paint a scarecrow or a pumpkin. The hardest part of this project was waiting for the scarecrow's face to dry so I could add his features.  The only tip I have to offer is to put something like a magazine inside the pillowcase while you are painting to prevent paint from seeping (is that a real word?) through to the back of the pillowcase.  Shhh.. don't tell anyone... I didn't even clean my sponge paint brush between colors.  I just let the old color blend in.

I am adding this post to my Fall Pinterest Link Up.  Please join us there!

Happy fall!


Linking up with

Fall Pinterest Link Up
Much Ado About Nothing
Inspiration Monday
Fluster's Creative Muster
Twirl & Take a Bow
Boogieboard Cottage
DIY Showoff
Amaze Me Monday
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Make it Pretty Monday 
The Scoop 
A Stroll Thru Life
The DIY Dreamer
Wow Us Wednesday
Frugal Crafty Blog Hop
Free Pretty Things for You
Embracing Change
Fabulously Creative Friday


  1. Saw your post over @ Keeping it Simple. Love your pillows! So cute:)

  2. Stopped over from Kim's WUW party...those pillows are super!!

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love your pillows! They're so darling on the rockers on your porch,
    Happy Fall,

  4. These are really cute. I just redid some pillows too, love working with a blank canvas.

  5. What a fun idea. I have two rockers like yours and never know what to do, this is perfect. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. They are so cute Elis! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing these at Twirl & Take a Bow, as well! :)
    ~ Brooke ~

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