Simple Holiday Pillow DIY
Simple Holiday Pillow DIY. I am just thrilled to death to be here sharing a Craft Lightning project. Simple crafts are for me…no sew crafts are DEFINITELY for me! I love to decorate for holidays, and as I have mentioned before, I love to change my decorations each year…and that can get expensive.
We have a super comfy, but, in my opinion, an ugly couch. Structurally the couch is very sound, and it’s leather, so it’s kid safe…it’s just not my style and I haven’t ever embraced it like I hoped I would. So, I live with it and drape warm cozy blankets on the back and add tons of fluffy pillows. But, pillows are expensive. So, I make covers for most, and then, I try to add a few small holiday pillows.
I saw a cute simply striped pillow at the Target Dollar Spot, but it needed more…I tossed it in my cart and continued to aimlessly wander,
mesmerized guided by the red bullseyes. As I wandered, I was drawn to the housewares…so much eye candy and inspiration. A few plaid placemats made their way into my cart, some shampoo, some ziploc bags, some soda, and $100 less later, I was on my way home.
Once I was home and had come down off the Target high, I got to thinking about what I wanted to do with that simple pillow…HTV, of course! I fired up my Cricut and got to work. I cut out Merry Christmas and a holly leaf using Cricut iron on vinyl. (Here is a direct link for the cut file, don’t forget to mirror the image.) But, then, I began to wonder if I could iron on vinyl on a stuffed pillow. I opted against trying it, and ripped the small seam that is stitched up after the pillow is stuffed, and I unstuffed it. It took just a few seconds to do, and I thought better to be safe than sorry. Now, I was ready to iron the vinyl on. I placed it where I wanted it on the pillow, and ironed away. Then, I flipped it inside out and ironed again. My pillow was ready to be re-stuffed, and re-“stitched”. I filled it back up with the stuffing and used a fabric bond glue to close up the hole. I used some utility clamps to hold it closed while the glue dried over night.
I loved it…but, I wanted more!! So, I grabbed one of those plaid placemats and made another pillow. I designed my image on Cricut Design Space (grab that cut file here) Cut the vinyl, iron the vinyl on in layers, rip the seam on the side of the placemat, iron the inside of the placemat, stuff with fluff, and sew or glue up the seam!
I may or may not have made several more pillows….I decided the fireplace hearth needed a little love, so I added a warm blanket to my Coca Cola Crate from Crates and Pallet, and added a pillow on top. *If* it gets a little cooler in Florida, we might be able to start a nice fire and cozy up near the fire with our new pillows and cozy blanket. If not, I have a cute little pillow to go in my cute little crate!