DIY LOVE Pillow using the Cricut Explore Air 2

DIY “Love” Throw Pillow for Valentine’s Day cut with the Cricut Explore Air 2 and sewn onto a simple pillow case.

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

Guys, I am in love with my new pillow, and I can’t wait to share how EASY it was with you. We have the word “Love” all over our house, because honestly Gracie is obsessed with the word. She loves to spell it, randomly walk up to you and say “love you” and walk away, and more. So when it came to Valentine’s Day decor, she gravitates toward everything that says “love”. She found a pillow at the store and really wanted it, but I told her I could figure one out and make it instead. She was excited to do it with me as well.

We went through the different products that we could use for this, and the best part of the Cricut Explore Air 2 is that all of the things we contemplated making it with are able to be cut on the machine! We thought of iron on vinyl, flocked iron on, glittered iron on, patterned fabric and leather. I put them all out for Gracie to pick and was surprised when she went with the faux leather made by Cricut. It was the least flashy of all the options, and usually she’s all about that jazzy stuff!

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

Anyway, I created the design using 4 separate letters, positioning them each where I wanted them to be. I then welded them together, because each letter overlapped another one and I wanted them to stay as one big image instead of each letter being cut out individually. Once they were welded into one image, I created a small heart and placed it where the 4 letter meet. Because I want that heart to stay there when it cuts, I then highlighted both images, right clicked it, and selected attach. That will keep the items exactly where they are during the cut process. If I didn’t do this, the heart would get moved to the side and be cut separately. Because I attached them, the heart will be cut out of the letters!

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

When it’s time to cut the faux leather out, I picked a brand new mat so that I knew it would be sticky enough to hold it in place. I just used a standard mat, but you may go to a heavier grip one if needed. Now there isn’t a spot on the turn dial for faux leather, so you need to turn it to custom and then pick “leather faux, 1mm (cricut)” from the drop down menu on your computer.

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

Once the leather was cut out, I pinned it to a few places on the pillowcase. Then using a contrasting thread, I sewed it to the front of the pillowcase. It isn’t the straightest of sewing (that’s what happens when a 5 year old is helping you) but still turned out DARLING!

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

We trimmed the threads, and filled the pillowcase with an 18×18 form. 

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

What would you cut out to use on your “love” pillow?

DIY "Love" Throw Pillow for Valentine's Day

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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