I’ve been seeing those designer pillows with gold lettering everywhere. They usually have a large price tag on them. SO, I set out to make a cheaper version that’s personalized to me. I started with a kit of just pillow cases and iron on vinyl. It came from Darby Smart and was delivered to my door, which you know I love.
Okay, this whole process was so easy and fast, I don’t have a lot of photos of it. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the letters out. I did each letter separately. You can see it here on the Silhouette’s design software.
When you are cutting iron on vinyl on the Silhouette, insert it into the machine with the MATTE side up, the shiny side down. It’s hard to pull off the sheet but the design stays in place so you don’t have to worry about pulling little details off when pulling.
The design is then on a piece of thin plastic. Just lay that plastic down on your item where you want it, and heat up your iron to it’s hottest setting. I used a tea towel over the plastic to make sure nothing melted or burned.
Press firmly and keep moving the iron around. I did this for a few minutes. Then, remove the towel, the plastic and you’re DONE!
If you don’t have a Silhouette you can simply cut the vinyl with scissors. Then, peel, iron and you’re done!
If you want to make sure your item is wrinkle free, it’s a good idea to iron your item before you begin the iron on process.
My completed pillows are 18×18. I found inserts for them on Amazon for $5 a piece. They are soft and fun and they match my decor perfectly. (My room has a Maine theme of a place called Vinalhaven.)
I had some extra iron on vinyl so I had to try out decorating these little gift bags. They are a cotton muslin and they came from an Etsy store. The iron on vinyl worked perfectly. It’s so easy to take these bags from bland to personalized! I love it!
Here’s another example of something you could create with this kit….
What would YOU put on your pillows? Tell me below!