DIY Deer Silhouette Pillow {no sew}

Making a Deer Silhouette Pillow is a DIY craft that is super easy, inexpensive and perfect for the holidays!  This DIY pillow is a fabulous way to redecorate an accent pillow that you already have at home.  All it takes is cutting out a deer head silhouette and painting. Eventually you will have a festive accent pillow that you can have fun displaying.  You can even add a pom pom for a nose.  Try sewing your own pillow slip cover from leftover fabric instead of purchasing one.

deer pillow

Materials Needed


  • Plain Pillow Case (I got mine from Hobby Lobby, it’s similar to drop cloth fabric.)
  • Fabric Medium
  • Metallic Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Deer Head Stencil
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Small Red Pom Pom

Instructions for Making a Deer Head Stencil


  • Choose the deer head silhouette of your preference.  I chose one by Pebbles in My Pocket.

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  • Enlarge the silhouette shape to the desired size.  I enlarged to the entire page size.
  • Cut shape on white card stock or on vinyl.  (I used white card stock.)


  • Using painter’s tape, tape stencil to fabric pillow case.


  • Mix two parts metallic paint to 1 part fabric medium in a bowl.
  • Brush paint onto fabric.
  • Let dry.
  • If desired, hot glue a red pom pom to the silhouette for a nose.


And that’s how I made an easy peasy DIY Deer Silhouette Pillow that’s the perfect accent piece for the holiday season!

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Rachelle is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, child rearing, book reading, sister to Angie. Have questions about her recipes or crafts, she'll answer 'em. Just ask.