Boo pillow for fun Halloween decor

boo pillow

This pillow is really easy to make and will be great for Halloween.  I made the pillow with a green fabric and the pillow case from a black spider web fabric.  The pillow case has fabric (or ribbon) ties to keep it in place.


  • black fabric  (amount depends on what size pillow you want to make)  I needed about 3/4 of a yard for a 13 x 20 inch pillow.
  • contrasting fabric, same amount
  • ribbon (for ties) or some additional fabric to make ties.
  • polyester stuffing
  • 1 square of felt for letters


Step 1.

Cut out letters to spell out BOO or whatever you want to put on your pillow.  If you’re not good at freehanding you can purchase pre made letters at most craft stores that are designed to string together to make banners.

cut letters out of felt

Step 2.

Pin your letters onto felt square and cut out.

line up letters and pin stitch letters on as shown

Step 3.

Cut out two pieces of black fabric measuring 14 x 21 inches.  Position your letters on one of  the pieces of fabric.  Carefully stitch around each letter.

put right sides together and stitch narrow hem open edges of pillow case close up of narrow hem

Step 4.

Put the two black pieces together (right sides together) and stitch leaving one end open.  Narrow hem the open end of pillow case as shown.

leave opening at one end as shown turn pillow to right side and stuff through opening

Step 5.

Cut two green fabric pieces that measure 14 x 21 inches.  Put the right sides together and stitch all the way around leaving an opening at one end so that you can fill it with stuffing. Turn it to outside and stuff. Hand stitch opening closed.

stich ties as shown stitch ends end of pillow

Step 6.

If you’re using ribbon cut four pieces about 12 inches long.  Stitch two on the top and two on the bottom of black pillow case.  If you want to make fabric ties cut four pieces of contrast fabric that measure 12 inches by 3 inches.  Fold them in half and stitch using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Turn to the outside and stitch close to edge on both sides of tie.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.