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Throw Pillow - Folk Art Festival


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Design by: Cindyjz (6 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Wedding House Warming Country Gifts Home Folk Art / Dutch

My couch needed an extra touch like a throw pillow with it. I decided to use my cricut, some vinyl and an old travel pillow and the pillowcase that I had with it to spruce it up a little bit.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • travel pillow
  • travel pillow case
  • heat transfer vinyl

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

I used the Folk Art Festival cartridge to cut the windmill shape and borders out of heat-transfer vinyl. First, I chose the design I wanted to put on the stocking and decided what size and color I wanted it to be. Since there is no wording, I didn't have to worry about reversing/mirroring the image. Next, I cut the shadow from white heat-transfer vinyl using the shadow feature on the Folk Art cartridge for both the windmill and the border.
Then, using the shadow feature, I cut the windmill and border shadow out of white heat-transfer vinyl. Next, I cut the basic windmill and border our of gold heat-transfer vinyl. I then weeded out the unnecessary vinyl around the design and the vinyl filling the holes and the details in both the windmill and border.
Last, I ironed on the shadow layer first, and then the top, gold layer using an iron set to cotton for about 15 seconds each. I used multi-use paper to avoid burning any exposed vinyl while ironing the layers.
I put the pillow in its place and now have a colorful accent on my couch!

Step 1

I used the Folk Art Festival cartridge to cut the windmill shape and borders out of heat-transfer vinyl. First, I chose the design I wanted to put on the stocking and decided what size and color I wanted it to be. Since there is no wording, I didn't have to worry about reversing/mirroring the image. Next, I cut the shadow from white heat-transfer vinyl using the shadow feature on the Folk Art cartridge for both the windmill and the border.

Step 2

Then, using the shadow feature, I cut the windmill and border shadow out of white heat-transfer vinyl. Next, I cut the basic windmill and border our of gold heat-transfer vinyl. I then weeded out the unnecessary vinyl around the design and the vinyl filling the holes and the details in both the windmill and border.

Step 3

Last, I ironed on the shadow layer first, and then the top, gold layer using an iron set to cotton for about 15 seconds each. I used multi-use paper to avoid burning any exposed vinyl while ironing the layers.
I put the pillow in its place and now have a colorful accent on my couch!

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