Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Deer Silhouette Holiday Pillow {IKEA cover upstyle}

I found this lovely, forest green, velvet pillow sham at a recent trip to IKEA.  It's the perfect shade of green for Christmas decor so I decided to give it a simple update perfect for the holidays.

This zippered sham only set me back $7.00 and was easily stuffable with a standard down filled bed pillow.  I snagged one straight from our bed!  Total cost of this project factoring in the sham, felt, and thread is approximately $8.00. Steal a pillow from your bed or add that cost on top. :)

Here's how it's done.

To make the deer silhouette I simply pulled out some white felt from my craft stash and traced an image I printed from online.

Unzip your sham and secure the felt with pins.

Stitch around the outer edge of the felt making sure to keep the bottom layer of the sham out of the way (You don't want both sides of your sham sewn together!).


1. At corners where you need to make drastic changes in the direction of the stitching stop your machine with the needle down in the fabric, lift the presser foot and rotate the fabric.  Lower the presser foot and begin sewing in the new direction.

2.  move and replace pins as needed to keep them out of the way of the sewing machine needle.  You wouldn't want to break a needle in the middle of your project.

Simple, cheap, stunningly festive results!

Shared with:

DIY Show Off DIY Holiday HighlightsHolidayHome Stories A2ZCherished BlissSkip To My LouMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Today's Creative BlogThe DIY Dreamer{Primp}BeyondThePicketFenceLil\'LunaPhotobucketPhotobucketHookingupwithHoHshabby creek cottage52 MantelsThe 36th AVENUEPhotobucketThe Shabby Nest
vif187Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingThe Humble Brag Link PartyIt's Overflowing


  1. adorable! i love this- you know i love me a good deer!

  2. This turned out great! I love velvet, especially for the holidays and your deer is the perfect design to go with it!

    1. Thanks so much Karen! :) The felt turned out so pretty against the velvet.

  3. How cute!! I love the pillow! Seriously, it's adorable! So glad I stopped by to check it out!


  4. That's amazing! I have these pillow covers and I have wondered how to give them a little extra. What a great idea!

    1. I love the contrast! i'd love to see a picture if you decide to embellish them!

  5. SO pretty!! I love the deer and you're right, that's the perfect green!

  6. So cute sweet friend! I love your pillow!

  7. that is seriously gorgeous!! I am in love with the deep green!!

  8. Love it Jessica!
    Very pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to the party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. WOW. Great project! love it. I think your blog is great too. New Follower Here:) I'm Hanna and you can find me anytime at HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

    xoxoxo Hanna

  10. Love it Jessica!!
    Thanks for sharing it over at Shabbilicious Friday... I'm featuring it today.
    Merry Christmas,

  11. I am so wanting a reindeer pillow, Jessica! Great job!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at last week's Humble Brag. This week, The Better Half, along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers are hosting a link party to support the Sandy Hook area - $1 will be donated for every project linked up. Its up and running now. Hope to see you there!

    Last week's features will be posted Friday morning along with the ad space winner.

  12. Jessica, I love, love, love... your deer silhouette! I was hoping I would find a tutorial with a deer image, and this one is just perfection! I do have one question, can you link up the deer image you used and how were you able to print it out on 4 sheets of paper? (sorry....that was two ?s...) :)
    Thank you so much,


Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! I will be replying to all blog comments through email so please be sure to have an email address tied to your account.

If you have any specific questions please email me directly at dearemmeline(at)aol(dot)com so I can make sure you receive a reply.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...