Having a farmhouse Christmas is something new in decorations that I am trying this year. Learn how easy it is to make your very own farmhouse pillow for Christmas and grab the free SVG file to make it on your Cricut, Silhouette or Brother.
I’ve changed up my Christmas decor to be more farmhouse by adding more felt banners, white snowflakes and just a more homey look all around. I love this Merry Everything pillow and I’m also contemplating if I should leave it up year-round so I can say goodbye to the Debbie Downers.
Supplies for your Christmas Farmhouse Pillow
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Silhouette Cameo
- Cricut EasyPress, Heat Press, or Iron
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Weeding Tool
Upload your image into your design software. Cricut Design Space is extremely new user-friendly. Silhouette America’s software is a lot like Adobe Illustrator. Now that I’m becoming more familiar with Adobe Illustrator, it’s making me more confident in using Silhouette’s software.
You want to be sure to mirror your image before you cut. You’re going to not want to cut completely through the carrier sheet of your Iron On because it will hold your image together and have protection between your Iron On and the heating vessel.
Pay attention to the material you are pressing on. It always depends on what material you’re pressing your image on and what type of Iron-On Vinyl you’re using. A lot of the shinier, metallic HTV requires a cold peel method which some people say to wait 30 minutes to be safe. This will prevent your HTV from wrinkling.
For the most part, most HTV is warm peel so after you’ve pressed your image, remove the carrier sheet right after. Be careful not to burn yourself. It’s helpful to have a pair of tweezers on hand when you’re going to be using this method
How do I keep my Iron-On Vinyl from lifting after washing them?
After you’ve pressed your image, be sure to wash your items inside out and on a gentle cycle to prevent the HTV from lifting. Hang dry your Christmas farmhouse pillow to make it last longer. Care is just as important as the application so follow all of the manufacturer’s recommendations.
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