Hey friends! One of my favorite things is to change up pillows depending on the season or the holiday. One of the quickest ways to do that without having a million pillows in storage is to create or buy new pillow covers that can be switched out depending on the time of year. For that reason, I decided to make a cover for St. Patrick’s Day this year! Here’s how I did it!
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- Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
- Fine Point Blade
- Standard Grip Mat
- Green Foil Iron-on
- White Pillow Cover
- Cricut Weeder tool
- Cricut EasyPress or EasyPress 2 (at least 10×12 size) or iron.
- Pillow to go inside cover
The first step is to cut your foil iron-on and place it onto the mat with the shiny green side down.
In Cricut Design Space™ open this project:
Click Make It.
Load your mat into the machine.
Click to Mirror the image. DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP when using iron-on.
Cut the design into the iron-on by pressing the Cricut button on the machine.
Release the mat. Flip it over and peel the mat back while holding the vinyl against your table.
Weed your image, which means to remove all the negative space leaving your design on the sticky clear backing sheet.
Center your image onto your pillow cover.
Turn on and heat up your iron or EasyPress2. Visit the EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide to see the correct time and temperature to use. These depend on your material and the fabric of your pillow cover. Set your machine with those numbers.
Once the EasyPress2 is hot, use either a pressing mat or pressing cloth over the clear plastic sheeting and press your image onto the pillow cover. Hit the Cricut button on the EasyPress2 and it will count down for you.
Once it is pressed, do a cool peel. That means you’ll let it cool completely then remove the plastic backing.
Finished! Put your pillow cover onto a pillow and there you have it! A beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Pillow Cover! What do you think?
I love the foil shiny look so much! Here’s a closeup. You can tell it was a good iron-on application because you can see the texture of the fabric in the vinyl.
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Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.