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.
4. I whip stitched around all the pieces with the correct color of embroidery floss (3 strands).
5. After all the pieces were stitched I glued them in place with Fabri-Tac.
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.
9. Then I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to create a personalized name onto vinyl and ironed it onto the front of the pumpkin.
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.
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Nat and Holly says
Oh my goodness! I LOVE these Beckie! What a cute idea to keep you kids excited all througout the month. Your pumpkin turned out darling!
Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography says
This is SUPER cute!!!
That looks like fun!
Seamingly Smitten says
I love that you can use them all month long and even save them until next year. But of course then you would want to make a whole new Halloween craft by then! LOVE these!
kiki comin says
beckie, you are SO talented..i love these!:)
Crafty Sisters says
Very cute and just as good as the original!
Kristie K. says
Happy Hollister's says
Would love the template if you could share, so perfect for so much less.