This post is a partnership with Plaid Crafts. All opinions are my own. ;)
Are you ready for some great Christmas crafting? I have such a cozy and fun project for you today! This Flannel Deer Christmas Pillow is so simple to make and it’s such a cute decoration for your sofa!
I’m partnered with Plaid Crafts for a big day of Holiday crafting! The other Plaid Creators and I shared live tutorials all day over on the Plaid Facebook page – so you can watch video tutorials of all the projects! Check the end of the post for links to all the tutorials!
So many good projects right? It’s a great way to jump start your holiday crafting.
Let’s dive into the tutorial for this cute Christmas deer!
You can find all the Plaid supplies at this special page on the Plaid Website! It makes shopping super easy!
Click here to see the Materials List for the Flannel Stenciled Deer Pillow!
To begin, cut your fabric to one 16″ square, one piece 16″ x 12″ and one 16″ x 10″.
We are using the large deer stencil for the design in the Plaid Woodland Stencils pack. Center your deer stencil on the 16″ x 16″ piece and tape the edges down to the fabric. Washi tape works great for this but you can use any tape you have on hand.
Stencil the deer design by working from the edges of the stencil in. Hold the fabric down so it doesn’t shift around as you stencil.
Let the paint dry – you will probably need two coats. Once the paint soaks into the flannel a bit, you’ll be able to see the design through and will want to do another good coat to cover it. The lighting on the below photo is odd but the stencil is completely black.
While your paint is drying, cut your bow tie fabric to a long rectangle 10″x2″. Fold the piece in half long ways and sew along the side leaving an opening for turning. Turn the piece right side out and press. Cut off about 1 1/2″ from one end. Fold the piece so the center forms a bow. Wrap the small piece around the center and hand sew the overlapped edges on the back. Tuck the ends in so they lay right along the neck of the deer and sew the bow in place.
To create the pompoms, Cut 6 strands of yarn just longer than the RyaTie board. Lay three at the top and three at the bottom.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the board with the wrapping in the narrow sections of the board and covering the 6 yarn pieces. Wrap each section 80 times before moving to the next. Once all three sections are wrapped, cut your yarn.
Once your three sections are wrapped, place the rubber bands in the kit around the board horizontally, so the bands sit in the notches at the top and bottom of the board.
Pull each of the yarn pieces up so that one piece is at the end of the board in the narrow section. Tie a tight knot around the wrapped yarn, so there will be 6 knots total, one in each of the narrow sections of the board.
Cut the bundles apart by cutting along the center dashed line mark on each side of the board.
Remove the rubber bands. You should now have 6 pom pom bundles. Using the long tie ends, tie the bundles together in groups of two. This will make a total of three large pom poms. You’ll need to make one more set of two to finish off the pillow.
Pin each of the large pom pom bundles in the corners of the front of the pillow, with the pom pom facing in towards the center.
For the back of the pillow, we’re going to create an envelope closure. Sew a hem into the bottom edge of the 16″ x 12″ piece and a hem the top of the 16″ x 10″ piece.
Overlap the two pieces so the 16″ x 12″ piece is on top. Adjust the two pieces to form a 16″ square and pin the sides together where they overlap. Leave this piece face up and place the pillow top face down on top of it, so the right sides are together. Pin along the sides and corners. Sew around all four sides, being careful to keep all the yarn except the tie ends out of the way of the seams.
Turn the pillow right side out and place a pillow form inside. Now you’re all set with a cute new Christmas pillow for your chair or sofa!
You can follow along with the tutorial on Facebook this afternoon – and make sure you check out all the other great holiday projects as well!
Here’s the video so you can follow along!
- The Cards We Drew – Gallery Glass Advent Calendar
- Cherished Bliss – Marbled Christmas Ornaments
- Erin Spain – Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
- Made to Be a Momma – DIY Lighted Snowman Canvas
- One Artsy Mama – Glittered Metallic Holiday Joy Sign
- Petticoat Junktion – Holiday Gift Tags & Wrapping Paper
- Positively Splendid – Photo Christmas List Ornament
- Pretty Life Girls – Holiday Wall Hanging
Love that pillow! How Christmasy and masculine as well. What man/boy wouldn’t love cuddling down into the couch with a pillow like this. Love that plaid as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talents.
Mary Reigel says
I cannot find the pattern for this cute pillow…?
Hi Mary! The design for the deer is a stencil – you can find the link to the Plaid website up above the directions in the post. Thanks!
Anna brown says
Anything wold life I love the deer stencil. .I bet a bear one would be cool too… [email protected]
Megan B says
Love all the paint and stencil kits!
So may to choose from! Anything snowman works for me!
Terri C says
Love them all, really like the dear pillow, canning jar lid tags and the one that makes Pom Poms.
Love all the holiday inspiration….now to get crafting.
Love the pillow – super cute and the snowman canvas project (I am a sucker for snowmen!) – lovely projects!!
Sabrina van Ginkel says
I would get the Hogwarts is Home hoop Art.
Helen Gullett says
I love your festive and adorable pillow. Love the deer and pompom, the plaid background is perfect.
I have a long Plaid wish list :) I would buy more all-purpose paints and stencils.
Thank you so much for the tutorial!
Need to get stencils and paints for projects. Love the kits.
Marsha McClendon says
Really cute craft projects
Mary Holshouser says
I would like the kit for the deer.
My son is a deer hunter and this is something
I could make him that he would enjoy.
He’s single so I can make a masculine
thanks for sharing.
the pillow is fantastic.
Angela Bowling says
I like the looks of the pillow. It looks good as a stenciled design but I think I would make it as an applique so that it could be laundered. And, I like to applique.
Ellen Busch says
I plan to make this pillow! Looks fun!
I love the deer stencil!!
Susan Spiers says
Love the stenciled deer pillow! Any felted stencil or paint kit! So pretty! Thank you for sharing, Susan
I love the whole stencil pack the deer you did came from and that pom pom board as well. I am planning o making some holiday pillows this year so they’re on my mind! I love how yours turned out!
LOVE YOUR PILLOW! MY PLAID LIST IS LONG: STENCILS, PAINTS, MODPODGE. THANKS FOR SHARING!
Love the pillow. My husband went bow hunting for many years but never got a deer. I could hang this one on the wall in his office!
Kim Turner says
the pillow is very cool. I love the One Stroke Fall & Holiday beginner kit by Donna Dewberry. Been a fan of hers for a long time.
This is such a cute pillow, Bev! I love those pom poms, they push it over the top just spectacularly!
Stacy H says
Gallery Glass or the Deer stencil!!
Lighted snowman looks like fun. Thanks for the chance.
This is adorable and so much easier then I thought it would be. I could see this in my home real easy!
Kandace k White says
Love the pillow. Anything with snowmen or reindeer or maybe Santa.
karen powell says
I would make the flannel dear christmas kit as I have a friend who loves these two decoration accents. Thx for having a contest. Love your FB page. Such great inspirational posts and pics for great home decor I can make.
Cathy J Case says
The lighted snowman canvas looks really cute
Vickie WILLIAMS says
Pillow is cute!
definitely the loom kit and the spray paint kit to start off!
What a great project and tut. Thank you
Linda Harris says
I would buy more paints and stencils. Love the deer one!!!
I think this deer pillow would be tons of fun!
Shelley Davis says
I follow your blog through email and on Facebook. I love every post. This is my first time commenting. Thank you for all the inspiration.
Beginning to quilt so any of the quilting kits. I really like everything.
Looks beautiful. Love the colors. Thank you for linking up to More The Merrier Monday.
Creative Khadija says
This looks so cute <3 Great Tutorial.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a great day.
Kelly Harris Graham says
I love this pillow, especially on the plaid fabric. Thanks for sharing.
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Trisha LeBaron says
Love his bow tie. What a cute touch
Sania Afzal says
Great piece of art…. Thanks for sharing this woth us
What a great pillow for the Christmas/winter season! The extra touch of the pom poms are perfect! Thank you for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your pillow at our upcoming party. Merry Christmas!