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Make a Personalized Pillow like a Pro!

Once we finally selected a baby name for our daughter, I wanted to scream it from the roof top and was ready to personalize everything in sight. But as you can imagine, that can turn costly quickly. I think there was even a time I paid over $60 for a pillow with my daughter’s name! Now with a few easy cuts from the Cricut and a little help from the Easy Press, I am ready to take on any personalized project. We’re upping our iron-on game with a multiple layer project. Ready to see the Easy Press handle this project like a boss? Let’s get pressing.

Materials: 18×18 inch pillow coverCricut Explore Air2 or Cricut Maker, 12×24 Standard Cricut Cutting matiron-on material (you can pick the colors, you’ll need up to 4 different colors) and Cricut Easy Press

Follow the link to our Personalized Pillow designs in Cricut’s Design Space. The machine will automatically sort the project cuts by the vinyl colors. Note, if you use a different size pillow, you will have to format the design to fit your pillow cover in design space.

You”ll also want to change the info to reflect the correct baby name, birthday and birth info. Once you have your design formatted, click “Go.” Be sure to check the mirror image box for iron-on. Load your iron-on face down onto a regular or light grip mat and set to the vinyl setting.

Reload the mat between each cut. Once you are done with all the cuts, you’ll need to weed the vinyl. Carefully remove all the excess vinyl using your Cricut weeding tool to reveal your design!

Now it’s time to start layering. I personally like to set up all the layers on the pillow before applying the heat transfer. This way I know all my layers line up.

Once you have everything in the correct place, remove all the layers except the bottom one. I started with the owl.

Then set the temperature and timer on the Easy Press. Once the Cricut “C” light turns green, it’s ready! Place the Easy Press over the top of your project, hit the “C” and apply a little bit of pressure.

Once cooled, remove the plastic lining from the iron-on. Then place the next layer on top of the base layer.

Repeat the Easy Press steps until the owl is complete.

Once the owl is fully ironed on, place the text on the pillow cover.

Remove all the plastic covering to reveal your design. With the Easy Press you can handle multiple layer projects like a boss! This custom pillow is the perfect gift for the new baby in your life or a personalized accessory for your nursery.





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




Saturday 19th of December 2020

What size do you make the cut for the 18x18 pillow? I don't see where it says it.