Mexican Skull Pillow

By  Allee Marderosian and Lauri Eaton  for  iLoveToCreate

size: 18" square

  • Mexican Skull Pillow
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3


  • White pillow cover and pillow form
  • Black lace trim


  • Tulip Round Fabric Paintbrushes
  • Tulip Slick Black 3-D Fashion Paint
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint: Turquoise, Lime, Sunshine Yellow, Mandarin, Azalea, Grape
  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape

Basic Supplies

  • paper, pencil, scissors, freezer paper, iron

Pattern - Mexican Skull Pillow

  • 1. Iron freezer paper onto inside front of pillow to create stable painting surface.
  • 2. Print out pattern onto white paper.
  • 3. Apply thin line of Black 3D fabric paint, following pattern on white paper. See Photo 1.

    Photo 1
  • 4. Lay paper painted side down on center of pillow cover, pressing lightly. Carefully remove paper from pillow. Let dry. See Photo 2.

    Photo 2
  • 5. Use paintbrushes and soft fabric paints to accent skull design as desired. Let dry.
  • 6. Cut strips of Peel & Stick Tape to fit edges of pillow. Cut pieces of lace to match length of edges of pillow. Apply black lace trim around edges of pillow. See Photo 3.

    Photo 3
  • 7. Insert pillow form into pillow cover.
  • Tip
  • 1. Apply the thinnest line possible of 3D paint to paper to avoid distorting design. Pressing too hard on the paper when applying design to pillow cover will cause 3-D paint to blur out excessively.