Holiday fun that’s a wrap.
Add a hint of Halloween to your front porch with this easy craft project – it’s a mummy pillow made with Dritz cheesecloth. Super simple to make, you’re basically wrapping a pillow form with cheesecloth and adding eyes. Throw it atop other pillows you’ve already got on your porch swing, and Halloween has arrived!
Craft supplies you need to make this mummy pillow:
- 12″ pillow form
- Dritz® cheesecloth, 6-1/2 yards
- Dritz® Liquid Stitch™ original fabric glue
- Dritz® cover button templates
- Dritz® fabric marker or pencil
- Dritz® straight pins
- Dritz® Belle Buttons™ (black)
- Needle & thread
|1) To create the eyes, use the cover button templates to trace circles on your black and white felt: trace 2 black circles size 36 (for the base) and 2 white circles size 30 (for the whites of eyes).|
|2) Cut out all 4 eye pieces, and stitch the pieces together with the buttons on top. Use Liquid Stitch to glue the rest of the white felt to the black felt.|
|3) To start wrapping the pillow, cradle the base of the pillow inside the end of the cheesecloth, so that the bottom seam of the pillow is covered (like a hot dog bun).|
|4) Roll a few inches of the cheesecloth and stitch it to the side of the pillow to anchor. It doesn’t have to be fancy, a few simple stitches through the pillow form will do.
5) Now, start wrapping. When you get to the top of the pillow, cradle the top seam the same way, and wrap the cheesecloth down and around the pillow one time.
|6) Stop wrapping to add the eyes. Glue them on, but add a straight pin to hold them in place while the glue dries and you continue wrapping.
Layer the cheesecloth over the eyes a bit, so it looks like they’re peeking out from within – mummy style!
|7) Continue wrapping to the bottom of the pillow. When you’re happy with the coverage, wrap the last portion of the cheesecloth around to the back of the pillow and stitch the end down.|
BOO! Are you ready to scare some friends and neighbors? This is just a fun little project to add holiday flair quickly, easily and without a lot of expense. Tell us what you’re making, folks …