Throw pillows are one of the best ways to update a room for the holidays. Recreate this DIY St. Patrick’s Day Pillow to spruce up your home for March!
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It’s been a mild winter here in Utah this year, but the gray skies have seemingly dragged on forever. I am yearning for spring and it has me all sorts of obsessed with the color green lately. I’ve been browsing the internet (and shared a few of the things I am crushing on the other day) looking for pretty green accent pieces.
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to add a few green highlights to my home and begin the process of welcoming spring into my home. I can’t say that I have a ton of St. Patty’s Day decor. It’s often pretty tacky, which is why I highlighted some pretty Irish green pieces the other day as a part of my Home for the Holidays series. I ended up purchasing a few items, including this cute pillow, but I am crafting up a couple of things as well.
Today I am sharing a fun “I love shenanigans and malarkey” St. Patrick’s Day pillow and cut file.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Pillow
To recreate this St. Patrick’s Day DIY pillow project, you will need:
I Love Shenanigans and Malarkey Cut File PNG or SVG
Pillow cover (I love to use inexpensive Ikea covers, but you can also use something like this. It comes in tons of colors!)
Heat Transfer Vinyl (I typically purchase my HTV from Expressions Vinyl)
Iron or Heat Press (I just got one of these small crafting presses and I love it!)
- Download the cut file from the supply list above.
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout. I sized my designs 12 inches wide.
- 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.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the fabric you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds and crease the center for reference.
- Position the design on the pillow cover 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 seconds OR if you have this amazing little portable hat press 15-20 seconds!
- Remove the iron and cloth. Gently peel up the transfer sheet (Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled.) If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
This St. Patrick’s Day DIY pillow is in a place of honor on my brand new couch. I love it!
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