Halloween is one of those holidays that is full of creativity, especially if you like making crazy costumes, or carving pumpkins, or decorating your home, or making candied apples, or creating spooky appetizers … I could go on and on. This holiday is rife with fun things you can do to make your life a little bit more festive.

I love working on a small project that can be finished in one sitting – one that you can use year after year to spice up your holiday décor – and pillow covers are just the thing! This year I looked at a variety of vintage Halloween decorations and came up with four patterns for fun pillow shams. When I made these, I used cotton fabric for most of the color, but the top layer of each appliqué is felt – I like the shift in texture, which gives each design a slightly flocked look.

In this tutorial I will show you how to make all four of these easy, decorative pillow covers with Halloween-themed appliqués.

Project originally published on CRAFT.