Hey ya’ll I am Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. I love experiencing Halloween through the eyes of my children Isaac (6) and Kayla (3). I figured why not stretch the Halloween season by making these Halloween chair backers I spied in the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween catalog. Each day for the month of October I will put little treats and gifts inside the bags. I am going to show you how I made the pumpkin one.
Supplies: Liquid Starch, Black, Orange and Green felt, White and Black Embroidery Thread, Hot glue gun or Fabri-Tac, Needle, Scissors, Sew in Snaps, butcher paper, iron, Optional: Silhouette machine, white heat transfer
1. I cut out enough orange felt for the front and back of the pumpkin as well as the chair backer straps. I also cut out green felt for the step. I immersed the felt in the liquid starch, wrung out the excess and then let it dry outside.
2. Once completely dry I put a press cloth over the felt and ironed them all flat. The stiffened felt helps the pumpkin stay upright once on your chair.
3. I used the PB Kids one for reference and created a pumpkin template and also one for the eyes, nose, mouth and stem on butcher paper. Then using those patterns I cut out two pumpkin pieces and the stem out of the stiffened felt. I cut the nose, mouth and eyes out of unstiffened black felt.
6. Next I cut a 2 1/2” strip of unstiffened orange felt and whip-stitched that onto the front of the pumpkin with 3 strands of white embroidery floss. Then I whip-stiched the pumpkin back onto the sides. When you get close to the end you can cut off the excess orange felt and finish whip-stitching along the top of the pumpkin.
7. Since each chair is different you will have to play with what works with your chairs. I cut my straps 2 1/2” wide by 7” long. I whip-stitched those also and glued them to the back of the front of the pumpkin.
8. I sewed the snaps in pace.
Thanks gals for having me for my third year in a row. Booya!
Want to check out some ghosts (projects) of Halloween pasts? Here is my Halloween Hershey Kiss Countdown Board.