DIY Deer Silhouette Pillows

25. February 2015 DIY 3
DIY Deer Silhouette Pillows

This is one of those DIY’s that will probably take over my house and I will soon have these EVERYWHERE. It’s fun. It’s inexpensive. It’s easy. It’s quick. I could go on. I’ll spare you though.

Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need:

  • Pillow filler – or an old pillow. You can just take off the existing cover.
  • A canvas pillow cover (I used ones from Ikea. They’re only $4)
  • A stencil of your choosing. I used a deer.
  • Paint. I used acrylic because it was what I had lying around. You could certainly use fabric paint though.
  • A round foam brush.
  • Tape.
  • A piece of cardboard.

First I ironed the covers. I recommend you do this because once your stencil is on, you can’t.

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Put a piece of cardboard inside the cover so your paint doesn’t go through to the back side!!!! This is so important. I want to tell you that I’m so smart and thought of this BEFORE ruining a cover. But I can’t. I learn everything in life the hard way.

Tape down your stencil so she stays in place. And begin filling in the paint using your foam brush. The canvas is a perfect material for this because the paint won’t run! Winning!

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Carefully lift the stencil and let the paint dry!! And voila! Perfectly awesome stenciled pillows!!

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Aren’t these the greatest things since sliced bread?! Now can you understand why they’re going to take over my house?! I want stenciled pillows everywhere.

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I imagine I can’t throw these in the washer, so I intend to take very good care of them. They’re “lookin at pillows”. Just spot clean them as needed 🙂

Have a great one!!

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3 thoughts on “DIY Deer Silhouette Pillows”

  • 1
    Tara on February 25, 2015 Reply

    I’ve been looking for a deer stencil for forever! Where did you find yours?

    • 2
      thewillowfarmhouse on February 26, 2015 Reply

      Hey Tara!! I got it on Etsy. 🙂

  • 3
    Tara on February 26, 2015 Reply

    Ah, of course!! Thank you!!

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