(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)
Here’s a nice quick make – for those of you that have a digital die-cutter like a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut Explore. This ‘on target’ focal point cushion is a great addition to any room!
It was super easy to make…
Step 1. Buy a cushion cover. Mine is 17″ square. If you want it to be washable often you should get a cotton one, as the iron-on vinyl will adhere much better to that. I just bought a cheap cushion cover from the £1 shop, so I won’t be able to wash mine too much:
Step 2: Load up a target image in your die-cutting software (mine is the Cricut image #M354D5). Size it as big as you can, mine is 11.5″ square:
Step 3: Cut it out from Gold Glitter Iron-On Vinyl (I used Cricut Vinyl), and weed out the unwanted parts of the image:
Step 4: You need to work quickly for this bit. Iron your cushion to warm up the surface, then fold it in half both horizontally and vertically (just pressing with your hands, not the iron), so you have a ‘guide’ for where to stick your target, and place the target on top:
Step 5: Quickly move to the ironing board and place a piece of greaseproof paper on top of your image, before ironing it. Use as high a heat as your material can handle:
Step 6: Once the vinyl has stuck to the material (peel back a corner of the sticky backing to check whether it has adhered properly, if not just iron it some more) then take the plastic sticky backing off. Put the greaseproof paper back on the image and iron it again. It’s also a good idea to then turn the project inside out and iron on the back of the material too. Then the image has had heat from all sides!
Once you are done just stick a cushion inside the cover and it’s ready to display:
Put it somewhere that needs a focal point!
Use a large target on your next project
Add some gold glitter on top of a teal background
Alter something to create a focal point in your home
What colour cushion and glitter vinyl would you have used?
I’ll see you again shortly,
DISCLOSURE: Cricut have provided me with a Cricut Explore Machine, some materials including iron-on-vinyl, and access to the Image Library, to help me write this post. However ALL opinions in this post are my own and not governed or controlled by Cricut in any way.