Now this is sophisticated and fun Halloween decor! Check out my latest DIY creation- Gravestone themed dining room chair covers!
I sewed the chair back cover the same way I made my numbered chair covers (click here for that full tutorial). The only different step is hemming the bottom edge (shown in the bottom left photo) since I didn't attach the seat part of the cover.
Once I was done sewing the cover it was time to stencil in my faux gravestone! I used large and small stencils, fabric paint, and a painters pen.
To make the tombstone shape I used a ruler and then grabbed a strainer to trace the rounded top.
Then I stenciled on the letters using a pencil and filled them in with fabric paint. I alternated using a paint brush and my painters pen for the smaller font.
Here's how it turned out! I kind of love how the edges of the gravestone look rough and imperfect. Maybe if I make another I won't use the small stencil and let it look more rough and authentic?
In case you didn't pick up on it, this chair cover -errr- I mean gravestone is mine. My hubby came up with the brilliant little phrase as a play on my blog title :)
I still have to make a
chair cover gravestone for him. If you have a fun suggestion for what Alex's should say let me know! I thought about "RIP-Here Lies AZ- All the house projects finally got to him". Haha!
Do you have a funny faux gravestone phrase for Alex?
What do you think of the chair covers for Halloween decor?
Would you use some for a Halloween party?
If you love the chair covers check out my authentically spook mantel decor (with distressed mirror tutorial) and Fall-over worthy Dining Room decor!