Easy Rustic Christmas Pillowcases with Freezer Paper (+ Free Cut Files)

Aren’t you super excited about Christmas? I know I am. Even though things have been hectic and crazy lately I still get this special excitement just by seeing the Christmas tree and all the decor in and outside my home. Also because my house it’s so looking like a HOME now with so much effort and making myself many of my furniture pieces and buying others second handed. Now I feel comfy and so happy. Part of this cozy feeling is because I love making pillows and today I’m so excited to share with you these Freezer Paper Reindeers Easy Rustic Christmas Pillowcases I’ve made.

Easy Rustic Christmas Pillowcases with Freezer Paper

Easy Rustic Christmas Pillowcases with Freezer Paper

I had shared a couple Christmas ago how to make envelope Christmas Pillowcases and today I’m sharing how to make them with a zipper. Super easy too.

Every time I see a pretty fabric I automatically think about pillowcases, for sofa, for bedrooms for anything LOL. I just have a thing for Pillowcases, what can I say.

But enough about me…

Let’s make some cute and Easy Rustic Christmas Pillowcases with Freezer Paper shall we?


  • 2 rustic fabric squares per pillow, 2 inches larger than your pillow
  • Freezer paper
  • 1 zipper per pillow larger than your pillows
  • Silver and gold fabric paint
  • Foam brush
  • 2 Red Rhinestones {size totally up to you, it’s for the nose}
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon bows {optional}
  • Iron
  • Scissors, needle, thread and sewing machine {this last is optional you can always hand-sew}

For this project I painted the reindeer first and then sew the pillowcases. I thought it would be easier but you can do it after making the pillowcase if you prefer.

So I designed my reindeer on my cutting machine’s software, in this case I have a Silhouette Cameo. Any machine goes and even if you are patient enough you can cut it yourself.

Once the design was done I mirrored the design for one of the pillows since I need to use the freezer paper with the sticky side up. The other one I left it without mirroring it since both reindeers are supposed to be facing each other.

Placed a 20”x20″ piece of freezer paper on the cutting matt with waxed side up.

Send design to cut using the normal paper settings.

Once cut, remove the internal pieces leaving only the hollow shape of the reindeer {A TIP: you can keep the reindeer silhouette you remove from the matt to make another project!}

Position your design on the right side of the fabric to have a idea of where to place it. Because I wanted the reindeers on the bottom of the pillow you have a straight cut line as a reference. I placed that cut line 1 inch from the bottom edge.

Then remove it from the mat and place the design with waxed-side facing down where you decided it to be.