Updated on October 18, 2022
DIY Christmas Pillows. Use your Cricut machine and iron-on to create beautiful pillows to add some Christmas spirit to your living room.
One of the things I love about using my Cricut is that I can customize my designs so I can create exactly what I want for my home decor. Today, I am going to show you how to create a set of fun DIY Christmas pillows to use in your holiday decorating.
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How to Make DIY Christmas Pillows
- 20″ x 20″ Fairfield World Pillow Inserts
- Ikea Pillow Covers
- Cricut Machine
- 12″ x 24″ StandardGrip Mat
- Everyday Iron-On – Red, Green, White, Black, Gold, Glitter White, Patterned Buffalo Check
- White Glitter Iron-on
- Red Buffalo Check Patterned Iron-on
- EasyPress and EasyPress Mat (or iron)
Start by opening the Christmas Pillow Covers Cricut Design Space file. Resize the designs to fit your pillow covers. I added colored squares to visualize my design on the pillows, so be sure to make those not visible before cutting by clicking on the little eye icon on the layers panel. Click Continue.
Cricut Design Space File: Christmas Pillow Covers
Note: My pillow covers are large – 20″ x 20″. You can cut iron-on with your Cricut that can fit on a 12″ x 24″ mat, so keep that in mind when designing your pillow covers.
Use your Cricut machine to cut out all the iron-on designs. Make sure you select Mirror on the mat preview page for EACH mat. Click Continue.
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine for this project. Most of the mats I used the Smart Set Dial set to iron-on. But make sure you change the setting to Custom, and then select Glitter Iron-on or Patterned Iron-on from the drop-down menu for those mats.
Once you have all your pieces cut out, use your weeding tool to remove the negative iron-on from the designs.
Use the EasyPress and Easy Press 2 to attach the iron-on to the pillow covers. For the Everyday Iron-on, this means to preheat the fabric for 5 seconds at 315°.
Then, use the EasyPress to press the iron-on lightly for 30 seconds. Flip the pillow cover over and heat for an additional 15 seconds. Peel off the liner while it is still warm.
To make sure everything is lined up correctly before using my EasyPress, I lay out the design to make sure the spacing is correct. Then, I removed the everyday iron-on pieces to attach the glitter iron-on first. Start with the hottest temperature setting and work your way down until you have everything attached.
I love how fun these pillows turned out! There are so many cute designs in Cricut Design Space that I could easily see myself making even more pillow covers to switch out.
This DIY pillow craft was part of the Fairfield World Pillow Party 2019. #FFWPillowParty2019 is hosted by Laura Kelly Designs and The Hedgehog Hollow. Thank you to Fairfield World for sponsoring the party! Some of your favorite crafters came together to create DIY pillows for the holidays! Be sure to check out all the other amazing pillow ideas below:
Check out all the fun pillow designs:
- Gnome Pillow by Laura at Laura Kelly Designs
- Hedgehog Pillow by Alexandra at The Hedgehog Hollow
- Pom Pom Snowflake Pillow by Emily at The Benson Street
- 3 Snowmen and a Bunny Pillow by Cindy DeRosier
- Reindeer Prance Pillow by Lindsey at Artsy Fartsy Mama
- 3 Trees Pillow by Beth from Creatively Beth
- Tree in a Truck Pillow by Katie from The Crafty Blogstalker
- Snowflake on Buffalo Plaid by Cheryl and Maybe That’s What Che Said
- Snowman Pillow by Janet at Try It Like It
- Oh Joy Pillow with Pom Poms by Ginger at GingerSnaps Crafts
- Merry Christmas by Ann Makes
- 25th of December Pillow by Lindsay at See Lindsay
- Joyful Pillow with Pom Poms by Natalie at DoodleCraft Blog
- Plaid Christmas Tree Pillow by Erica at Five Little Monsters
- Harry Potter Christmas Pillows by Julie at The Quiet Grove
- Felt Tree in Truck Pillow by Debra at Quartermain Designs
- Joyeux Noel Pillow by Monica at Sookee Designs
- Oh Come Let Us Adore Him Pillow by Amy at Amy Latta Designs
- Joy on Snowflakes Pillow by Diana at Miss USG Moments
- Polar Bear Pillow by Kimberly at Crafting Cheerfully
- Let It Snow Pillow by Katie at A Sweet Berry Designs
- All Hearts Come Home For Christmas Pillow by Suzie Bentz Designs
- Ornaments Pillow by Morena’s Corner
- Meet Me Under the Mistletoe AND Fresh Farm Christmas Trees by Laura at Laura’s Crafty Life
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