DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows

I’ve been excited for weeks about this post. It’s been a torture having to wait until today but here we are Yayyyy. I’m being silly, I know. But the thing is I loved so much how these red and white Christmas pillows turned out that I was dying to share it. Why didn’t I share this before, you may ask? Well, I’m a part of an awesome group Called Silhouette Challenge and we have a monthly challenge that goes live on the second Monday of each month. This was my project for it so now you see why I had to wait.

DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows

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The problem was not the waiting itself, the problem is that I was so excited about this month’s Challenge that I was ready like over two weeks ago LOL.

Yes I now I got a little carried away…

But hey! It’s Christmas and Christmas makes me too happy and inspired!

For this project I used two techniques. On some I used Heat transfer vinyl and on the other I used stencil, paint and glitter. I used basically for our home decoration 3 colors: red, white and gold.

I recently share our Christmas Decoration Home Tour 2015 where you can see all the decoration we made. These pillows turned out to be the perfect addition and I can’t be happier. Hope you like these too!

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Supplies:

  • 1 yard of your favorite fabrics or more depending on the size of your pillows {I used red with stars and a plaid white and red}
  • Stencil material {I confess I used contact paper}
  • White heat transfer vinyl
  • Gold fabric paint
  • Gold glitter
  • Fabric Glitter glue

First cut the pieces of your fabric. In my case my pillows are squared. And I didn’t want to use buttons or zippers so the opening is in the back of the pillows.

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If the pillows are 46X46 cm, cut:

  • Front 1 piece 50×50 cm.
  • Back 2 pieces 50x 35 cm.

Lets Work on the design.

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I made a design for heat transfer using the words Joy and Noel. I used my own fonts for this and a cute design from Silhouette store. I weld them together.

For cutting I mirrored the image and set knife according to Silhouette settings.

Send to cut.

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Once cut, use the hook tool to remove all the unwanted pieces. Including all the surrounding HTV.

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Place the Image centered on your fabric front piece, right side and laid a t-shirt piece of fabric on top the design, iron in cotton settings pressing down firmly for about 40-60 seconds {it might vary between irons} until you make sure the image is really stuck to the fabric. If you peel away the plastic and the vinyl is not set, continue ironing for a few more seconds.

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I let it cool for a few seconds and started peeling away the plastic very carefully.

To wash it you can just machine wash and dry inside out {the lower the heat the better}.

There you go, your pillow design is ready! I did this with the other pillow.