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Felt, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts  |  September 24th 2011  |  0 Comment

No Sew Halloween Monster Pillow tutorial

 My son is excited because Halloween is around the corner. I am tempted to just decorate now and enjoy the holiday even longer. I have seen so many cute monster ideas lately and I am inspired to make them all for Halloween. I saw fun monster pillows at Oriental Trading company and I decided we should make something similar of our own. Of course, these would be great for a monster birthday party craft or activity too. The best part is there is no sewing involved!
Supplies:
Fleece in several colors
Polyester stuffing
Craft glue for fabric
Scissors
Directions:
1. Cut out two circles of colored fleece approximately 18″ in diameter. I cut one green for the front and one blue for the back.
2. Cut various pieces of fleece for eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, spots, etc. I cut plenty so my son could choose how many eyes, teeth, or silly things he wanted to put on his monster. He went fairly traditional. Ha!

 

3. We used Tacky Glue to adhere on all the face pieces and he pushed them down. I made sure the glue was close to the edges of each piece too so they would have the best chance of staying down long term.

 

4. After my son had put on all the pieces, I cut a “fringe” around the edge of the monster face. I aimed for
2 1/2″ strips.

 

5. I had to do the last steps because my son is only three. I tied the fringe 3/4 the way around the monster in single knots.
Make sure to tie the same way (ex. blue over green) each time so the fringe will show the same color on top. I also did not tie the “hairline”. I left it as my opening for stuffing.

 

6. Stuff monster with polyester stuffing.

 

7. Tie the top fringe the opposite direction this time (ex. green over blue). This will make the monster’s hair appear to be a different color.
I hope you enjoy your new monster pillows. I think we will make some more this weekend because they were so fast, fun, and easy. I would love to see what your kids come up with!