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Since Houston and I got married almost 2 years ago, we have been working on home improvement projects all around the house and slowly organizing different spaces. Keep reading to see how I made this Home Sweet Home pillow.
One of our favorite additions is a bench we put by the front door. It is the perfect place to take off our shoes when we get home without having to balance on one foot. The lid opens, so it doubles as extra storage too; we have spare slippers for guests to wear and some umbrellas inside.
I have been having so much fun with my Silhouette Cameo making paper crafts and I thought it would be fun to make a custom pillow using iron-on vinyl to put on our entry bench. I was able to get a set of two pillows at Target at a great price and I also picked up a can of Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector to protect my finished pillow.
Scotchgard Fabric Protector is one of my favorite supplies to have around our house; we have several pieces of furniture with light-colored fabric and with two cats who enjoy lounging and drooling all over them. The kitties like to lay on the chairs and couch in the living room and we often find out Persian cat, Spooks, waiting for us on the entry bench or the couch when we get home from work.
Make sure you allow the Scotchgard Fabric Protector to dry completely before pets are allowed near the area.
Blank pillow in the color of your choice
A clean small towel
Be sure to print a “$1.00 off any ONE Scotchgard Product” coupon from Coupons. com before you head to the store to buy your supplies.
1. Create the file you would like to put on your pillow on your Silhouette software. I used this design.
2. Be sure to “flip” the image so it is a mirror image of what you want on your pillow.
3. Cut your design according to the instructions on your iron-on vinyl.
4. Remove the excess vinyl and “weed” the centers of the loopy letters (“E, “L, etc.)
5. Place the design right side up on your pillow where you want it to appear.
6. Cover with the small towel and iron.
7. Remove the towel and gently check to see if your design has transferred. If it is still sticking to the clear plastic, recover and heat again with the iron. Remove the clear plastic completely once the design has transferred to your pillow.
8. Once your pillow has cooled, be sure to protect it from future stains with your Scotchgard Fabric Protector. Don’t apply too close, or you may get tiny spots on your vinyl. Reapply after you clean the pillow or annually to maintain great stain protection.
I can’t wait to make some more iron-on projects this year to add a personal touch to our home. A custom pillow for under $10 makes it tempting to put vinyl on all the pillows around the house. Tell me if you use Scotchgard to protect your craft projects in the comments.