I’ve had a lot of posts this week… like way more than normal. Normally, I would hold onto a DIY and share it with you in a few weeks when things calm down… But I feel like Autumn is here and I’m missing the window to share an autumn DIY for you to still have time to make it for the season! So I’m sneaking another post in today.
This DIY metallic ‘welcome autumn’ pillow is SO easy to pull together using my handlettered template and a Cricut. I lettered this a few weeks ago for my autumn wreath and was sad thinking that is all it would be used for- I just loved the lettering so much! I was thinking of making it into a wooden sign but then I made this autumn sign instead… so a pillow was my next idea. I made this pillow for my mama because I actually don’t have much (if at all!) browns in my home and the one chair it would have looked perfect on (this one right here), we’ve given to my mom for her entry way. So we’re sending it over there and I’m happy knowing that lettering is being put to good use.
I used the Cricut Foil Iron-On vinyl in Espresso for this project and really love that deep colour. I’m wanting to order some more because I feel like it would make a gorgeous shirt… with a different design though ;)
This pillow is pretty darn simple. First, you need to do grab the free handlettered template below:
Once you’ve got your design, you need to upload it into your cutting machine software- for Cricut, that’s Design Space. Just open a new project/canvas and hit upload. Select your file and save as a cut only file. Size it accordingly and hit GO! Make sure you mirror your design for iron on transfers.
If you haven’t used foil iron on in the past, make sure you put the shiny side down!
Once it’s cut, go ahead and weed it out while your iron warms up. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I find foil a bit of a pain to transfer compared to regular heat transfer vinyl. Regular iron on vinyl I can have done in under a minute, but this stuff takes me much longer. It’s not a big deal, just something to keep in mind! I also find that I need to push really hard with the iron and peel the backing off while it’s still hot. Just know you might have to play a bit.
I am waiting *notsopatiently* for my Cricut EasyPress to show up (a mini heat press of sorts) and am so hoping it will make foil iron on easier to transfer! I know my iron sucks but I hardly ever use it for ironing clothes so hate to invest in a new one. But ironing this foil? I really love the look of it, but I did 14 goody bag transfers this weekend with the stuff and after that, I’m ready for a magic press to make the process easier!
But then… that’s it! Slip your pillow cover on your pillowform and you have a new autumn pillow! I’m really so happy with how this turned out for next to no time investment. The colours are so lovely and that shine is to die for! If you make a pillow or another project with this design I would so love to see! Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on social media!
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