4.02.2013

Storm Cloud Surprise Pillow


I'm really excited to share this DIY with you today.  I recently shared with you my girl's mini room makeover.  And to add to the more funky, and playful style I was going for, I made this cute throw pillow. I like to name things, like my vintage trailer has a name, Riley.  So, I'm calling this pillow Storm Cloud Surprise because of the fun glittery pink rain drops that are falling from the fluffy cloud.

I've had a thing for clouds for the last year or so, I've been pinning lots of cloud ideas.  Now I have my own little cloudy accessory, but I'd love to throw a whole cloudy themed party.  I also made the geometric heart pillow seen below, you can see the full DIY instructions for that one here


I am so pleased to tell you about the new product I used to make this pillow.  Cricut has come out with a new Iron-on product!  Yes, you can cut out ANY shape out with your Cricut and then simply iron it onto fabric.  How fabulous, right?  Cricut's Iron-on is a decorative heat transfer film you can use to quickly and easily personalize clothing, fashion accessories, home decor and so much more.  It comes in Cricut Iron-on Lite (I used the grey and pink) and Cricut Iron-on Glitter (I used the pink).


Here's how I made my pillow.  I first played around in Cricut Craft Room to come up with pattern and shapes I wanted to cut out.  And then to just be safe, I cut out the cloud and rain drops on card stock first, so that I could play around with the design and layout.  I used the cloud from the cartridge Wild Card 2 and the rain drops are the petal shape from the Close to my Heart cartridge. When I was happy with it, I simple applied the Iron-on film to my cutting mat and cut out my shapes.


Then I simply followed the instructions and ironed on the shapes where I wanted them.  Really!  It's as simple as that.  Then I just added a back to my pillow and stuffed it.  I can't wait to play with this product some more.  The finished product looks absolutely so professional with Cricut's precision cuts.


If you want to try this new product, it's actually not available until April 11th, but I'm able to share a special Iron-on Bundle for you to try right away.  And if you don't own a Cricut yet, you might also be interested in this Cricut Machine Bundle that has a the Iron-on products and the handy tool kit.

9 comments:

  1. That pillow is adorable. I love that you used glitter iron-on too. And that back fabric is to die for.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I love the back fabric as well. It's in my baby's quilt. I'll try to look up who makes the fabric for you.

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  2. That is SOO cute! I agree with Leanne, the fabric on the back is SOOO cute!

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  3. Love it!!! I got a Cricut for my birthday, this would be such a fun project for my son's room!!

    - Jess
    Sparkles and Crafts

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    1. Yay! I love having a cricut. You are really going to enjoy having one.

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  4. This pillow is amazing! I can't wait to start using the cricut iron-on products!!!

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    1. It's an amazing product, so easy to work with. I can't wait to try out the other colors.

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  5. I love the glitter- thats a fun touch! I just came across your blog today and love it here. I would also love to link to some of your tutorial if you didn't mind!

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    1. Yay, glad you found me. Share away, I'd love it if you linked some of my tutorials. Thanks for stopping by.

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