It's no secret that Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. Yes, it even surpasses Christmas in my book! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the true meaning of Christmas, and I do love it as much as the next person, but I foster this unhealthy addiction to Halloween decorations.
So it's also no surprise that my apartment is already pretty decked out in a rather spooky fashion. This of course has been facilitated with my roommates being 100% cool with my (almost) hostile take-over in decorating our entire living room with bats, pumpkins, and glitter as far as the eye can see.
1. Purple glitter pumpkin from Wal-Mart | 2. Baby pumpkins & candlesticks
3. Bats (I used a black posterboard: $0.97) | 4. Ghost light garland from Wal-Mart
However, I wasn't satisfied. My roommates contributed to the decorations with some very cool pumpkins, garlands, candy dishes and other Halloween swag, but I wanted more. I wanted you to get hit in the face with that fall scent of Spiced Cinnamon Apple when you walked through my door. I wanted you to practically squeal with girlish excitement at the state of my apartment, which you thought rivaled the October edition of Martha Stewart Living.
I wanted to be a Halloween goddess.
It was this that spawned the creation of my Halloween throw pillows. I love pillows. My bed is full of them and it's my personal philosophy that a couch is not complete without a throw pillow. I love resting my head on them while I watch Honey Boo Boo, using them as a tray for my burrito that gets too warm in the microwave and would otherwise burn my legs - you know, the usual tasks of a throw pillow. I knew that my pillows would have to be both functional and cute.
I'm so happy with the way they turned out! I always get skeptical right int he middle of any project, and these guys proved me wrong so I'm thrilled. Ready to learn how to make them? Well you're about to find out.