Make a modern fresh cut Christmas trees pillow using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker. This pillow will look great in your home!
Welcome to Have Yourself A Very Cricut Christmas: 25 Days of Homemade Holiday Crafts!
Each day in December, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas project that you can make using your Cricut. It’s going to be a blog version of an advent calendar! Come back every day to get a new “gift.”
Today’s gift is a Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow
One of my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas is to change out my throw pillow covers.
During the Christmas season, it’s fun to add in some more themed pillow covers.
You can buy pillow covers online, or you can make your own custom designs. With iron-on vinyl, you can get the same look as pillow covers you find online.
I designed a modern Christmas pillow cover design that I think will look great with any Christmas decor style.
You’re going to love this Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow. Here’s how to make it!
How to Make a Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow Using The Cricut
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- Cricut Machine (You can use a Cricut Explore or a Cricut Maker for this project)
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat or Extended Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Fine-Point Blade (comes with all Cricut Machines)
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron
- Cricut EasyPress Mat or Ironing Board
How to Cut Out The Project Using The Cricut
First, you will need to download the Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow SVG file.
Get the Free Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow SVG File
Start by opening Cricut Design Space and creating a new project.
Upload the SVG File
Then, upload the SVG file by selecting the Upload button and then Upload Image. Next, drag and drop or select the SVG file you want to upload.
After the SVG is uploaded, add the image to your design canvas.
The SVG file will already be sized properly for this project.
The file is sized to slightly larger than the maximum size for a 12” x 12” cutting mat. To fit a design onto the regular standard grip cutting mat, the design must be 11.5” or less in either dimension.
This pillow design is sized slightly larger, so you will need to use the extended standard grip cutting mat.
You also have the option of resizing the height to 11.5” so that it will fit on the 12” x 12” cutting mat.
Now it’s time to make your project!
Click on the Make It button in the upper right of the screen.
The first screen you will see is the Mat Preview Screen. This will show you all of the different mats needed for your project.
For this project, there is only one material being used.
When cutting iron-on vinyl, you will need to mirror the image. This is because iron-on vinyl must be placed shiny side down on the cutting mat. If you want your design to be cut out the correct way, you will need to select the mirror setting.
On the left side of the Mat Preview Screen, select the Mirror toggle switch so that it turns green. This will invert your image design for cutting.
Click on the Continue button in the lower right of the screen.
Connect your Cricut machine. Then, adjust the settings as follows.
Tools: Fine-Point Blade
How to Assemble The Project
Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to assemble the project.
First, you will need to weed the iron-on vinyl design to remove the extra material. The goal is to leave only the iron-on vinyl for the design image behind.
Use the weeder tool to pick up the vinyl off the iron-on transfer sheet and easily remove it. After all of the extra iron-on vinyl is removed, you should be left with just the design on the iron-on transfer sheet.
Now your iron-on design is ready for transfer.
The best tool for transferring iron-on vinyl onto your design surface is the EasyPress.
It provides even heat to your entire design which helps it to adhere better. It also comes with a built-in timer and online interactive guide so you know exactly what settings you need for each project.
I like to use the EasyPress mat too so that I have a convenient heat-resistant surface.
If you don’t have these tools, you can also use an iron and an ironing board.
Place the pillow cover on the EasyPress mat and use the online Cricut EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide to determine the settings and instructions that you need for your project.
Here are the settings that I used for this project.
Place your iron-on vinyl design onto the pillow cover and center it.
Flip the pillow cover over again and peel off the iron-on transfer sheet while it’s still warm.
Add a fluffy pillow insert to finish the project.
Now your Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow is ready!
I love the simple and modern design of this pillow. It will fit into just about any decor style for Christmas.
It will also look great layered with some Christmas pillows in shades of red and green.
I hope you love this Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Pillow.
If you decide to make this project, I would love to see!
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