About two months ago I had one of those rare DIY inspirations- where you are suddenly struck with an idea that you know will work and you have to get to it right away. That’s how I made this moose pillow! And I was right to be inspired. It has turned into one of my favorite projects and a new decor staple in our home. All for less than 30 minutes of work and $15. And no sewing either!
I really can’t stress how easy this was to make. I’m not very good at sewing and I haven’t gotten enough practice with a sewing machine. But I still made this awesome pillow, and you can too.
So keep reading to follow along with how to make this awesome (and easy) DIY moose silhouette pillow!
- a pillow
- a plain white tshirt or plain white fabric
- unique stitch fabric glue
- sharp scissors
- a pen
- a printer
Step One: Cut out stencil
The first thing you will want to do is cut out your stencil. I wanted my moose to be pretty big so I spread him over two pieces of paper which I then taped together. If you want to use the same stencil as me, you can download it by clicking here.
Step Two: Trace Stencil on Fabric
One important part of this step is to make sure your fabric is ironed and starched. I starched my fabric liberally with my DIY Spray Starch. I just took an old tshirt that Lars was about ready to get rid of for this project.
Then just tape your stencil down with masking tape and trace it with a pen or a sharpie. I probably recommend a fine point sharpie because then you get the easy of writing with the precision of tracing.
Step Three: Cut out moose from fabric
The key to this step is to use sharp scissors. I swear by my amazing cutco scissors, but some sharp fabric scissors will work as well. For the interior pieces, I just snipped in the middle of them by folding the fabric and cut my way outwards from there. It’s ok if your moose has some rough edges, especially around the antlers- it actually looks even better that way in my opinion.
Step Four: Glue Moose to Pillowcase
The last step is to simply glue your cutout moose to your pillowcase! I sweat by unique stitch fabric glue– it’s actually even washable, and super easy to use. I applied glue lightly along all the edges, including the cutouts, so they wouldn’t stand out or crease.
In order to get my moose where I want him, I laid him down in place, and folded up piece by piece to add glue. Once I added the glue, I just laid it back down, pressed my finger along the “seams,” cleaned up and excess glue, and moved on to the next section.
Then, all you have to do is let your moose dry for about 12-24 hours, and he will be ready to go!
I have a small love/obsession for moose. I think they are so wonderful and majestic. But I find I have to be careful incorporating too many moose into my decor, because moose can easily go very cheesy or cottage-ey. Thats why I loved that I could make this pillow with a moose shape I picked out myself and it still fits into our more contemporary decor. I try to avoid more silly-looking moose and I prefer moose that look very majestic and wise.
I just love how the white contrasts the navy! If you can’t tell already from my website and images- I love navy and white. The pillow could be a bit christmas-ey, but when you love moose as much as I do they really need to be part of the decor year round.
I don’t think I could love this DIY moose silhouette pillow more! Every time I see it it reminds me how much I love moose and how fun it was to make. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Well, I hope you like your DIY moose silhouette pillow! Let me know how making your own moose pillow goes for you!