DIY Bleached-Out Skull Pillow

This post has been done in collaboration with Cutting Edge Stencils. As always, all opinions are my own. Happy Wednesday! Myself along ...

This post has been done in collaboration with Cutting Edge Stencils. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Wednesday! Myself along with 15 of my blogging buddies went pillow crazy and decided to do a Halloween pillow blog hop using Cutting Edge Stencil stencils. How cool is that? 15 bloggers + Halloween themed pillows, sounds pretty cool to me! 

For my pillow I chose skull #1 stencil and decided to do a bleached-out pillow. Guys...when I had this pillow in mind, I was totally thinking Rock n' Roll 90's vibe. Haha. 

Cutting Edge Stencil Halloween Pillow blog hop

Before you read any further, please take note that this project uses bleach and bleach dangerous. If you plan to attempt to recreate this project do it in a well ventilated area away from anything you do NOT want to get bleach on. This project can get messy and prior to going all out on this, please test the technique on some scratch fabric FIRST.  

Materials Needed: 
Bleach
Spray bottle
Sponge or cotton ball
Stencil --- a silhouette stencil would work BEST

I would have love to provide you with picture for every step BUT this project was extremely messy and I had to try a couple of different bleach methods in order for my vision to come alive. 

Cutting Edge Stencil Halloween Pillow blog hop

cut your fabric to your desired size and lay your stencil on top of it. Tape it down if needed, but make sure that it stays still while working on this project

Cutting Edge Stencil Halloween Pillow blog hop

Dip you sponge in bleach without soaking it and dab it on the part of the stencil that you want to bleach out. If you decide to soak your sponge, the bleach will spread like water on an unleveled counter. To get the outlined skull edge lift up the part of the skull pattern that is detachable and pat the bleach sponge around the edge. 

Cutting Edge Stencil Halloween Pillow blog hop

You can either keep it as is or to get a scattered sprayed bleach look, remove your stencil and fill your spray bottle up with bleach and spray the bleach on the pillow and that is it. 

Cutting Edge Stencil Halloween Pillow blog hop

When you really think about it, this tutorial is pretty simple and thanks to Cutting Edge Stencil I was able to get the look I was going for. With that said, thanks for stopping by and please make sure you stop by the other gals who are participating in this blog hop. There is a giveaway attached to this blog hop so make sure you enter to win the chance of a free Cutting Edge Stencil!!!



If you loved these creative stenciled pillows, you can now make your own!  
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47 comments

  1. YOU.ARE.GENUS. This is amazing, LOVE LOVE. I want it! :)

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    1. Thanks...I wanted to do something different since I already done a pillow with them.

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is awesome. My sister is obsessed with skulls and would love this!

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  3. Jess this is amazing!! I absolutely love it!!!

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  4. Wow....You are so creative. I would of never thought of bleaching. Love how it came out.

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    1. Thanks Bon Bon! I had been wanting to do this technique for a while!

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  5. I love this take on the pillow, Jess! So creative and unique! I think it has a little rock n' roll vibe. :0)

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    1. Thank you! That was the vibe I was feeling from it as well.

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  6. What a brilliant idea!! My brother is really into the old school (I guess 90's is old school now; how did that happen?!) rock! He would love this pillow!!

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    1. That is so cool! After I sprayed the bleach....I was definitely getting throwback 90's vibe.

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  7. I remember being like, 10 and wanting bleached jeans. I found a "how to" in my teen magazine and honest to god, nothing worked. I had like, bleach proof jeans and I was so mad. This totally reminded me of that!

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  8. This has to be the most creative and coolest pillow of the bunch! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Iris, I just wanted to try something different.

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  9. awesome! this came out so cool - you did a great job! ♥ love it xx

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  10. Great post! You have an amazing blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, Twitter and Bloglovin? Let me know:)

    irenethayer.com

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    1. Thanks Irene. I will be sure to check out your social media channels.

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  11. hey I loved your Skull cushion. Its very innovative and creative. Thanks for sharing . :)

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  12. You are so amazing. I love this!!!! It looks so cool. I would leave it out year round, not just at Halloween. I also love the spider stencil because my kids are crazy for "Spooky" spiders right now.

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    1. Thanks Shann! I remember you saying your boys love spiders! They would totally love those pillows!

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  13. LOVE this pillow - I totally want to try to make one! Great for Halloween - very chic!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

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  14. What a fun way to add a touch of Halloween to any household! It could be lots of fun to have seasonally-decorated pillows that you can remove from the pillow form and change out at will. Easy to store, fun to design and make! Thanks! (My mom loves #10—anything cat!)

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    1. You are right! Pillows are a great addition to holiday decor! I love #10 as well...she did an awesome job.

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  15. This is so cool! Going to try it

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  16. That is fantastic!! What a great project!Pinned.

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  17. These are so neat I love holiday pillows!

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  18. I would so do this with another stencil though, skulls may scare Sophie.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  19. So fun! I am not a huge skull person, but love the idea of the stencil and bleach. The faded texture it left in some areas is awesome and adds to its character! Well done!

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  20. Wow! This is such a great spin on the kit! I love the bleached-out effect.

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  21. The possibilities are endless. :) Awesome!

    www.kammyskorner.com

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  22. Can not believe what you came up with!!! So creative! Love it. Pinned

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  23. This is the BEST! I love love love it. I've been seeing it on the different social media, and I kept meaning to come by and see how you did it. I LOVE it, so creative!

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  24. Oh Jess! This is absolutely incredible! Such an amazing idea to use bleach to stencil! I love it!

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  25. You're so creative! What a good idea to use bleach!

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