DIY Fall Pillows. Use your Cricut machine and iron-on to create beautiful pillows to add some fall vibes to your living room.
I have a thing for pillows and pillow covers. If you make the cover or pillow yourself, it is an inexpensive way to decorate your home and change up the look of your decor. Plus, it is a great way to add a little holiday cheer to your decorating.
I am loving creating new pillow covers for my large 20 x 20-inch inserts. I only have 2 pillows to change up, and the covers take up no space at all!
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How to Make DIY Fall Pillows
- 20″ x 20″ Fairfield World Pillow Inserts
- Ikea Pillow Covers
- Cricut Machine
- 12″ x 12″ StandardGrip Mat
- Everyday Iron-On – Black
- Foil Iron-On – Rose Gold, Gold, Pewter, Espresso, Emerald Green
- EasyPress and EasyPress Mat (or iron)
Start by opening the Fall Pillow Covers Cricut Design Space file.
Resize the designs to fit your pillow covers. I added squares to visualize my design on the pillows. If you are using my design, make those not visible before cutting by clicking on the little eye icon on the layers panel. Click Continue.
Cricut Design Space File: Fall 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, or up to 20 feet by 4.5″ long if you use the Cricut Joy machine, 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 Maker machine for this project.
Once you have all your pieces cut out, use your fingers and/or a weeding tool to remove the negative iron-on from the designs.
Adhere Foil Iron-on with EasyPress
Use the EasyPress and Easy Press 2 to attach the iron-on to the pillow covers. For the Foil Iron-on, this means to preheat the fabric for 5 seconds at 295°.
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.
To make sure everything is lined up correctly before using my EasyPress, I lay out the design to make sure the spacing is correct. Trim the clear liner close to the design so you can lay all the pieces out at once.
You can apply very light pressure with your EasyPress for a couple of seconds to the different parts of the design to hold them in place until you are ready to press the entire design.
Peel off the liner when it has completely cooled.
I love the way these pillows turned out. Especially the “oh my gourd, it’s fall” saying.
Pictures just don’t do the foil iron-on justice. It give a shimmery sparkle to projects without being over the top like glitter can sometimes be. (Although I do love glitter iron-on, as well!)
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