Here’s what I did:
1. Figure out what size pillow form you will use. Cut out a piece of material 2 inches wider and longer than the form in whatever material you want to use. I used canvas for my Halloween pillows, but used colored duckcloth for the Christmas ones. It is very similar to canvas.
***Note — I made these pillows a little bigger than normal because I wanted to have a border around the entire pillow. So I made mine 4 inches larger on the width and the length than the pillow form. And then once I sewed the pillow together, I turned it right side out and then sewed a line around the outside of the pillow to create a border.
2. Now paint your ornaments. I found some different size glasses to use for the ornament shapes. I traced around the glasses using a pencil. I staggered the circles on the fabric. For the longer ornaments, I made a template out of cardboard and traced the ornament on the fabric.
3. I used DecoArt’s Fabric Medium to make the regular paint into fabric paint. I added a few drops to each of the colors and then painted the fabric.
4. After the paint had dried, I outlined the ornaments with a fabric pen. I also added buttons to some of the ornaments.
5. Then I drew a line up from the ornament to the edge of the fabric. Then I cut a piece of ribbon and used Liquid Stitch to attach it to the fabric.
6. I also made a bow out of most of the ribbons and attached the bow on the top of the ornament. I put a glass on top of the bow until the glue dried.
7. Then iron the ornament pillows to set the paint.
8. The last thing I did was sew the back on the pillow. I used an envelope enclosure. So basically, I took the size of the front, added 8 inches to the length and then cut that in half — so each side would have an extra 4 inches of material that would overlap.