Monday, December 1, 2014

Low/No Sew Reindeer Pillow {DIY Project}

Pinterest is, as you all know, an amazing amazing place filled with cool stuff.  It is also a great place to get inspired.  I love looking for possible things I can recreate in an easier way or with my own twist.

This beautiful pillow from Dear Lillie is exactly the type of thing I am looking for.

You see, I love the pillow but don't have a screen printer, or know anyone with a screen printer and I am in no way talented enough to paint it on a piece of fabric.  So what is a girl to do?

I have three words for you! Felt and Drop Cloth! 

With those 2 things and a reindeer silhouette, like this one it is easy to make a pillow.

Here is the result.  I made two so they could jump toward each other.

I think they look great, don't you?

Want to make one or two or three for yourself? Here's how.

  • Reindeer silhouette printed on a sheet of 11x14 paper (I used Google images to find one that looked good to me)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Laundered drop cloth
  • Felt (I used red)
  • Straight pins
  • Pillow Insert (mine was 18x18)
  • If you want to sew, a sewing machine (If you don't, heat-n-bond)
  • Cut out your paper silhouette
  • Pin silhouette to your felt (you can also use double stick tape)
  • Cut out your reindeer
  • Make yourself an envelope pillow (I used this tutorial from Teal and Lime, though I cut my fabric 17.5x42) using  the drop cloth as your fabric
  • Insert your pillow into into the cover
  • Lay your reindeer on pillow positioning it exactly as you you wish
  • Pin felt reindeer to pillow by inserting the pin trough the felt into the pillow
  • Using the fabric glue, glue the reindeer to the pillow
  • Done!!

Yes, it is that easy!  I am pretty sure that cutting out the reindeer was the lengthiest part.

I think it is a great addition to our holiday decorations.

One quick note, if you live near an IKEA, you can skip the whole make a pillow cover part and pick one up for cheap there, like this one.

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