DIY moose silhouette pillow

diy moose silhouette pillow

i saw this pillow at target and loved it, but wanted to make my own version!  i was already incorporating this plaid fabric into our christmas decor, so i decided to use some for a simple pillow.  i had also been saving up some high quality felt for a couple years for just the right project.  its a sickness i know. #fabrichoarder

diy moose silhouette pillow

i copied my inspiration pillow as much as possible, but also used a simple google search for “moose silhouette images” for reference.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i sketched on parchment paper since it was the closest thing to tracing paper that i had.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i put the moose silhouette over the felt, and pinned it all over.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i used really sharp scissors to get it cut out, and tiny ones for the tight spaces.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was using an 18″ x 18″ pillow form, so i cut the plaid fabric to 18 1/2″ x 18 1/2″, and stitched the silhouette to the plaid.  i had to stitch really closely to the edge, and also walk the needle slowly around the tight corners.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was so excited to get this pillow made that i forgot to take any pictures!  here’s a great tutorial for making a zippered pillow.

diy moose silhouette pillow

and now this little guy lives on our couch!

the pleated poppy_moose pillow tutorial

i’ve made a little pdf for you if you’d like to try this on your own.  my moose is a little bigger than the pdf, so you may want to enlarge it a bit.

click here for the pdf.

enjoy!

 

 

pillow update

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i know i should be doing a post on fall decorating, but i just can’t.  really.  i can’t.  not when it is literally the most beautiful time of year here on the central coast.  fall is our summer.  mid 80’s every day, light breezes… not fallish at all!

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but.  that didn’t stop me from redecorating!  my pillows really needed an update.  like i-had-the-same-ones-for-the-last-5-years kind of need to update.

so update i did!  i have slowly been collecting pillows here and there for the last few months, and then i took a couple days off work and made a bunch – it was so fun!

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i made both of these pillows.  super basic with a zipper on the bottom.

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i got this turquoise fabric a couple years ago from walmart!  i’ve been sitting on it for just the perfect project.

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this turquoise pillow is from target and the most fabulous pillow in all of the land was made by paisley sprouts.

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look at the stitching!  it is amazing!  i want 100 of these pillows.

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i got this granny square pillow at our holiday stitch market, and made the other pillow.

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isn’t the gold polka dot burlap so much fun?

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i’ve been hoarding this yellow trim for a bit and finally found a great use for it.  only bummer was that i had to hand stitch it on.

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these alphabet pillows migrated from the playroom.  i’m hoping to replace them soon with black & white awning stripe pillows (i need one more day!).

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this itty bitty pillow may just be my favorite.  lily thinks it stands for ” silas + lily” ;)

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it was super easy, made with thick yarn for a bigger impact than embroidery floss.

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details:

black & white striped pom pom blanket

reclaimed wood coffee table

diy terrariums

yellow & white fabric – fabric.com

gold dot burlap – joann’s

yellow braided trim – joann’s

white slipcovered couches – ikea and custom

circle quilt

grey woodgrain fabric – hawthorne threads

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