Caitlyn | Home Sweet Ruby

Oh Deer... No Sew Christmas Pillow

Apparently deer heads and antlers are "in" this year for holiday decor. I'm not going to lie, I'm liking the trend but we're not really the rustic, hunter, deer-head-wall-hanging kind of people so I haven't been able to commit to one. Even if it's hairless, gold, and super cute from Target. Anyone else feel the same way?!

But I do love festive pillows (like these) because I think they are the easiest, low cost way to dress up a room for the holidays. I made a couple of new pillows for our living room this winter but my favorite is this deer head silhouette pillow. It's no sew and the pillow itself was already made... bonus!

What you will need:
H&M Home Canvas Cushion Cover: $5 (You can get this from Ikea for $4)
Heat n Bond Ultrahold: Owned
Fabric for Silhouette: Owned (I have a lot of this plaid around the house, it was originally a table cloth)
Stencil: Free
Scissors: Owned

Not pictured: pillow form, iron and Mod Podge
First, print out your stencil in the size that you want it. If it's larger than a regular piece of paper like mine, just print it out in several parts, tape it together, then cut it out.

Pin the stencil to your fabric and cut the shape. You could also trace it with chalk before cutting, which I think would have been easier.

I wasn't anticipating using Mod Podge, but since my fabric is from a thin tablecloth, the edges were fraying. I used a small sponge brush to apply Mod Podge on all of the edges, particularly on the antlers. After it dried, I trimmed the frays and ironed it very lightly to keep it flat.

The most tedious part of this project is applying the Heat n Bond strips. I just followed the instructions on the package. I probably overdid it quite a bit, but I wanted to make sure none of the antlers started pulling up with a husband and dog who tend to be rough with these types of things.

After ironing the strips onto the plaid fabric, I removed the paper and flipped it over. Make sure to center it because this stuff will hold the moment your iron touches it! I ironed the front for 10 seconds, flipped it over and ironed the back for 5, then let it cool before stuffing it.

That's it!! Want more holiday projects? Check out my gold leaf Christmas print here! And stay tuned for our Christmas home tour later this week!

By the way, have you all seen the H&M Home line? There was a whole section in the Georgetown store and I was so overwhelmed, lots of good, cheap finds if you want to update some of your decor!

Linking up with Michaela Noelle Designs, Love of Family and Home, and Savvy Southern Style

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