Friday, November 30, 2012

Glittery Christmas Pillows

Christmas decorating is in full effect at our house.
I whipped up a few pillows today to help spruce up my living room.

A few weeks ago, I got an AH-mazing package of goodies from Tulip.
Check out my very first haul video.
You can see all the goodies that I received.
{do it quick or my eyes will probably stay like this!}


The one product I was most excited about was the fashion glitter shimmer transfer sheets.



I immediately thought I would make a vintage glittery Santa pillow


I noticed on the Tulip Shimmer Sheet directions that they could be used with most die cutters.
Challenge accepted!
{if you don't have a die cut machine, keep reading!  I have a tutorial for you too!}



I found an image I liked and made it into an image that I could cut in my Silhouette SD software.


I placed my tulip shimmer sheet on my silhouette cutting mat and started cutting.


Even setting the sheet on a slower double cut, the image didn't cut out completely.
BUT, it did make an easier image for me to use to cut on my own.
I cut my image out with small scissors and weeded out the parts that would leave me with the best silhouette image of my vintage Santa.


After I was done with that, I made a simple envelope pillow case.
I had a 16x16 pillow form that I picked up at a garage sale this summer for 50 cents.
With that in mind, I cut a long rectangle about 28x18.


I folded over the short ends and hemmed them down.


Once the ends were hemmed, I folded the pillow case to the measurements of the pillow, overlapping by about 3 inches.  Make sure your sewed end seems are on the outside.


I finished sewing the case by sewing both of the side seems together.


There you have it!
The inside of the envelope slip cover pillow.


Flip your pillow case inside out {or outside in...} and iron flat.


Place your cut image on the front of your pillow case and position it where you want it to stay forever and ever.


Cover with a thin cloth 


Heat dry iron to cotton setting and iron design in place for about 40 seconds.


There you have it!
A beautiful vintage looking glittery Santa pillow.



I realize that not everyone has a die cut machine so I also made a tutorial for how to make a design without a fancy machine.


I used a font that I liked and mirrored that image and then printed it out.


I used spray adhesive on the back of my printed page and adhered the printed page to the back slick side of the Tulip shimmer sheet.


I cut the image out with my small scissors


Once my image was cut, I peeled off the paper backing.


I followed the above envelope pillowcase tutorial using the measurements of a pillow form I bought at Goodwill for $1.
I placed my design on the pillow case, put a thin cloth over the top and ironed it in place for about a minute.


Viola!
A beautiful hand cut glittered Christmas pillow!


Aren't the tulip shimmer transfer sheets amazing?!
The possibilities are endless for not only amazing Christmas decor, but beautiful fabric gifts year round.



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And if you need even more inspiration, go visit these amazing bloggers to see their projects!


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Tulip and Blueprint social.  As always, the opinions in this post are 100% mine.  

5 comments:

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are AMAZING. I love both of them. You rocked this!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

Great tutorial!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Very cool! I wouldn't have thought to use the tulip glitter sheets in the silhouette. Thanks for the ideas!
Kelly

Katie said...

Oh how I love these pillows. No one would ever know you made them--they look store bought! I also love that you can run the shimmer sheets through the die-cutting machines!

Amy Anderson said...

Love that happy Santa face!