“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” That’s Elf’s philosophy and I’m with him all the way. I wish you could hear me singing for you right now,
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . .”
Then again, maybe not, after seeing the way my dogs tilt their heads and scrunch up their ears as they try to understand what in the world is going on!
I love decorating for Christmas and creating Christmas projects for my home and today I want to share with you my simple No-Sew Reindeer Pillow Tutorial.
This is what I began with. An existing pillow that I use on all year long on the couch in my den. This pillow cover, by the way, came from Hobby Lobby where they sell a large variety of pillow covers for only $6.99 each. Anyhoo, when you flip the pillow over there is no decorative trim on the other side so it was perfect to turn into a Christmas pillow for this most wonderful time of the year.
I really wanted a deer head so I drew one free hand on a piece of cardboard to use as a pattern. If you’d rather not draw one yourself there is great Free Deer Head Stencil at the website Lolly Jane. It is a wonderful site with all kinds of crafty ideas. You will need adjust the size on your printer to get your pattern the right size for your pillow. Next, I used the stencil to cut a deer head out of red felt.
I didn’t necessarily want to leave my deer head on the pillow year round so I didn’t sew or glue it fully in place. Instead I decided to experiment with these Scotch adhesive dots that I purchased at Target.
These are very sticky and will stick to your fingers if you touch them. The best way to use them is to peel off the paper on one side of the dot and touch the other side down on your deer head.
Then carefully place it down on the pillow and smooth down the edges.
That’s it. Super quick and easy. I did test the durability of my sticky dots on my not so careful husband and there was a little peeling around the edges after the football game. Therefore, this pillow will be for decorative use only until I decide whether or not to glue it permanently in place.
I hope you enjoyed my little project. I’ll be back soon with some more holiday cheer.
I’m singing . . .