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I have been obsessed with Cricut for years. I had a really old machine and I shared one project including it (check out this drink dispenser) but I knew if I had a newer machine I would do loads and loads of DIY & decor projects. Well the people over at Cricut sent me a beautiful, brand new, mint colored Explore Air 2 and I’ve done some projects with it around the loft, but I’ve never shared any of them! Bad, bad blogger. (cue the GOT “shame” chant)
I’ve had this idea for a Halloween pillow in my head for the past 2 years but I either didn’t have the machine/supplies or the time to create it. But gosh darn it, I was gonna do it this year! I picked up this black and white striped pillow at the Target bargain spot for less than $3 after the season last year and I knew I couldn’t pass it up because it would make the perfect backdrop for my Halloween pillow idea.
- Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
- Cricut purple iron on foil vinyl
- Cricut Weeder & Scissors
- Existing pillow (or fabric to make pillow)
- Seam Ripper
- Needle & Thread
1. I created my “Vam-purr” cut file in Photoshop and then imported it into the Cricut Design Space. You can download it for free here but make sure you remember that if you’re using an iron on material you mirror the image!
2. Once it was cut out, I used my weeder tool to remove the small areas like the cats eyes & fangs and the larger areas around everything.
3. The pillow I had was already complete and sewn shut so I took my seam ripper and opened a small hole to remove the stuffing.
4. Once the pillow case was empty, I placed the foil pieces in their places and ironed each on separately. I cut the file in half and did the cat first and the words second.
5. Once everything was ironed on all nicely, I shoved the stuffing back inside and hand-sewed the hole shut. You could also use a hot glue gun to close the seam.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m kind of obsessed with this! It adds a nice little “pop” to my neutral bedding and I really like how the colors work together. And even Ninja the devil cat approves of it! Well, she tolerates it. ;)
What’s your favorite piece of Halloween decor? Do you guys want more Cricut DIYs and free cut files? Let me know your answers in the comments!
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