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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oh Deer Me!

He's cute, right? It's not just me? 
He was staring at me from the shelf at Target.
"Take me home, I love you!"
The $12.99 price was a deal breaker.
But then there was his widdle face AGAIN, on a placemat, sporting a much more acceptable $3.99 tag.
Fine, get in the cart. Bring your friends.
And BEFORE you say, oh, I know this one, stay tuned.
Gather your gear! You'll need:
A holiday placemat
Scissors
Needle and thread
Ribbon
A stitch ripper
 First, rip out one end of the placemat carefully, and clean up any loose threads.
Open it up and decide on placement for the ties.
 Trim your ribbon into 6 nine inch lengths.
Stitch them in pairs to the inside of the placemat.
 Slip the placemat pillow into the open end.
 Tie it shut.
Toss it on a chair for a festive touch. And remember, on captains chairs, this will coordinate nicely with placemats used as...placemats.
 The best part? Storage is a breeze!

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25 comments:

Kim K. said...

I {heart} your reindeer pillow. I need to get braver with anything remotely close to sewing. I might be able to handle this....might.

Katie said...

Oh my this is so cute & creative! Please stop by SewWoodsy.blogspot.com and link up this cute placemat pillow!

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

Genius! I LOVE this so much!! Awwww, he is just so stinkin' cute!

Sharon said...

Adorable!!

Erin said...

This is my kind of sewing!! LOL No machine! :)

I love the pillow! :)

Sherri B. said...

Those are sooo cute! Love how you used placemats for...placemats, how unlike you, he,he.

Maddie Lumpkin said...

Please loan me your thought process! It amazes me how you come up with your ideas.Love it!

Olive Cooper said...

That wee deer hypnotized you dear.

Chelsea said...

Cute! Too bad it involves sewing... yuck. Not too much sewing though... maybe I could do it. :)

~Chelsea

Michelle L. said...

Cutest. Deer pillow. Evah.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

You had me at "oh deer". :)
PS: Yes, it's adorable!

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

Oooh love this idea! SO fast and fun! I'm looking for placements this weekend!

AliLilly said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS!! SUNNY I LOVE IT!!! That guy was doing that to me too!! I did get the set of ADORABLE stockings for $2 tho!!!!

Heather said...

Very cute, and as always, very inventive!

Jenny said...

Oh dear! What a dear deer! What a dear deer pillow. And such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this neat idea.

The Thriftress said...

I was eyeing that pillow as well! I LOVE the cheap alternative. Genius!
Sarah

Mary said...

What a clever & cute idea! I need to keep my eyes peeled for placemats now :-)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

That is the cutest pillow evah!

lisbonlioness said...

Aren't you clever! Love it to bits, I think I couldn't have passed him up either. Mad skills!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

This is so cute! I love the ribbon detail. Target has the best stuff. Such a cute little placemat pillow :)

Katie said...

Great job and thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I featured this project today! http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/features-giveaway-winner.html

Sandra :) said...

That is SO cute (sew cute, even!) - I'll be looking at placemats with a different eye from now on - you did a great job with this!

Crafty Girl said...

I love the idea of using ties to close it, so much easier to store!!!

Kelsey said...

Cute! My little boy loves everything reindeer so I adore this :)

Jami said...

I am always left wondering where you even think of these things. What a smart idea! I do not have the budget to buy every little thing I like, so I love the idea of looking at it from a different angle...and still getting what I want (of course). :)

Thanks, Sunny!