Prepping your home for the big game this weekend, or decorating a man cave? This fun “Let’s Huddle” DIY football pillow is a must have.
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Football season is complete and sadly neither my favorite college, nor NFL team, did very well this year. Truthfully they’re both in the midst of a downward spiral. Sigh. While I can’t control the outcome of the game on the field, I can ensure that we’re watching the game in style.
Sometimes that means hosting a fun neighborhood tailgate party and sometimes it just means filling the room with dozens of throw pillows. They’re great for lounging on and, when necessary they’re the best thing in the room to throw at the tv following a bad call…not that anyone in my house would ever do that!
Let’s Huddle DIY Football Pillow
Throw pillows are a fantastic way to update a space or change it up quickly for a party. Plus, they’re easy and inexpensive to make! I love this fun DIY football pillow. It’s perfect for viewing snuggling up with when the big game!
Here’s what you will need to recreate this Let’s Huddle DIY Football Pillow:
Let’s Huddle Cut File (PNG or SVG)
Electronic Cutting Machine (I use this machine.)
Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used flocked HTV from Expressions Vinyl for this project.)
Iron (This one works great for these projects!) or the Cricut Easy Press!
Lightweight Towel or Teflon Sheets
Pillow Cover (I like to buy my covers at Ikea, but if you don’t have one nearby these are similar.)
Here’s how to create the DIY football pillow:
- Download the “Let’s Huddle” Cut File.
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout. Be sure to mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen. Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV in the media menu and cut. (Alternatively, you can print out the design and cut the vinyl by hand with an Xacto knife.)
Note: The quality of HTV material you use MATTERS. While big box craft store will work in a pinch, it simply doesn’t adhere or hold up like quality vinyl.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words “Let’s Huddle” to transfer on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Position the design on the t-shirt face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Place a this cloth or parchment paper over the design and place a heated iron on top PRESSING FIRMLY into the design for 45-60 sec.
- Remove the iron and cloth and gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
This is one of my favorite homemade pillows. I love the way the flocked white heat transfer material looks next to the pillow cover. It’s perfect for fall or for the big game in February. Love. Love. Love.
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