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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
Needle and thread
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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Musings from 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 and link up this cute placemat pillow!

Jennifer Leigh said...

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

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...


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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.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

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

Olive said...

That wee deer hypnotized you dear.

Unknown said...

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


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!

Ami Allison 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.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

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

Mary said...

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

Heather{Our Life In a Click} 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!

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!