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The Easiest Ever Christmas Pillows

These festive DIY holiday pillows will have everyone wondering where you bought them!

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You’re in luck my friends! Today, I’m sharing my first holiday post of the season! Since I have so many renovations going on right now, I really have to spread out my Christmas posts, so that I can continue to share both! So, I’m starting today with the easiest ever Christmas pillows. Seriously, I’m giving you the images, and you can make these in 10 minutes!

White pillow with "Joy" heat transferred on for the easiest ever Christmas pillows

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I made these easy peasy pillows with my Cricut Maker [read more about the Cricut Maker here]. You can use any image or font that you want from the Cricut Design Space, but if you want to use the same images as I used, I’m giving them away to anyone that joins my e-mail list!
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Once you’ve downloaded the image, here’s everything else you need:

Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore

Cricut Iron-On Vinyl

Blank Pillow Cover (black or white)

EasyPress 2

How do I make my own Christmas Pillows?

Use the cricut to make your easiest ever Christmas pillows

Start by entering the Cricut Design Space and then hit “upload” to upload your new images (bottom left of photo). Next, select “simple” since these are pretty simple images.

Start by uploading your image into the cricut design space

On the next screen, select the white parts of the screen that are not part of the image. The checkerboard parts of the image will not cut. Then, select “save as a cut file.”

Remove the white space behind your image for the easiest ever Christmas pillows

Now that you have saved the perfect image for your Christmas pillow, you will see it in “recently uploaded images.” You can just click on that image and then open a new canvas.

Open a new canvas in cricut to cut the vinyl for the easiest ever Christmas pillows

Once the image is in the design space, you can resize it to fit your pillow. My pillow covers were 18×18.” I changed the width of my “joy” image to 11.2″ wide, and I changed the width of my deer image to 10.8″ wide.

When you are ready, print your image onto iron-on vinyl (making sure to reverse the image!).

Cricut EasyPress to apply the heat transfer vinyl to the easiest ever Christmas pillows

The next step is to pull out the beautiful EasyPress 2! The EasyPress 2 is a new tool from Cricut, and if you’ve ever made your own t-shirts, onesies, costumes, decor with iron-on vinyl, you are going to thank me for showing you this!

I used to attach all of my iron-on vinyl products with an iron, but it was always a bit finicky to get the right temperature, to remember to use no-steam, and to get even coverage. The EasyPress 2 has even heat, heats up quickly, and works perfectly the first time!

The cricut easypress to apply the heat transfer vinyl

The manual will tell you the exact temperature you need and the amount of time you need for each material. I needed 30 seconds at 305F for my Christmas pillow covers.

Heat the printed design onto your pillow cover using the cricut easypress

Put a terrycloth towel underneath your pillow, then place your image where you want it on the pillow, and hold the EasyPress 2 on top. Press the start button and hold until it beeps.

Hold the cricut until it beeps

Next, move the EasyPress over and press down on any parts of the images that weren’t covered the first time. When you are done, you can also use the EasyPress 2 on the back of the Christmas pillow, behind the image, to ensure that the image has bonded well.

Peel back the protective layer from the easiest ever Christmas pillows

Finally, Peel back the plastic protective layer and you’re done!

These pillows are going to look beautiful on my sofa this Christmas! If you have 30 minutes, go make some of your own! You’ll love them :)

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A closeup of the easiest ever Christmas pillow
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Completed easiest ever Christmas pillow

If you like holiday projects, you might like these simple Pallet Ornaments!

Make these DIY rustic pallet ornaments with a few popsicle sticks and some jute string!

Or, if you’re a fan of DIY Pillows, check out this great No-Sew Modern Pillow!

The perfect DIY for the modern home! This easy no-sew pillow cover comes with a great tutorial using the Cricut Maker. These square pillows would look beautiful on any couch or chair. Add some contemporary style to your home!

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


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Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Your pillows look great! I don't have a Cricut, but I have a Silhouette and I think I can use that nifty EasyPress with Silhouette iron-on vinyl too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

The result turns out great! I am SOOOOOO doing this. I just can’t get over how simple it is.


Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Wow! I have never heard about this EasyPress, looks so good! Thank you for the tutorial!


Tuesday 31st of October 2017

You're very welcome! Enjoy!