Learn how to make a darling DIY Halloween pillow with these simple instructions, Cricut iron-on vinyl, and a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine.
Not going to lie, I’ve been ready for Halloween since September 1st, when I decorated the entire house for fall and Halloween. True story!
One of my first Halloween crafts this year is a darling DIY Halloween pillow I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine.
Today I’m sharing how to make this cute “This is Halloween” pillow in just a few minutes.
I’m also sharing the cut file with you so you can create your own pillow!
If you’ve seen Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” then I’m sure you recognize the phrase on the pillow.
I put together a pretty cool Nightmare Before Christmas party based on the movie, so that song has been stuck in my head for days now.
You would probably love my Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath too, which looks just like the ones they hang on the Haunted Mansion every year during the holidays!
I figured why not make a pillow out of it? 😉
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DIY Halloween Pillow Tutorial
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine (or other Cricut cutting machine)
- Cricut black iron-on lite
- White pillow cover (I used the amazing Gurli pillow cover from Ikea that’s only $4!)
If you’re using the Gurla pillow cover or another cover that’s 20 x 20″, then the design size will be perfect for you and you can go on to the next step!
If you’re using a smaller cover for a 12 x 12″ pilow, then you’ll need to reduce the size of the “This is Halloween” design to fit your cover.
Step 2. Load some black iron-on onto a mat, turn the knob on the machine to the “iron-on” setting, then follow the prompts to cut the design.
Make sure the “mirror” setting is turned on so your words will print backwards.
Step 3. Weed the design by removing all the pieces that aren’t part of the design with the weeding tool.
Turn your iron to the “Cotton/Linen” setting with NO steam.
Iron your cover so it is wrinkle-free, then iron the space where the iron-on will go for 10-15 seconds.
Place the weeded image with the liner side up onto the cover.
Apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30 seconds.
Flip the cover over and repeat for another 25-30 seconds.
Let cool, then remove the lining.
This is my favorite part!
Now stand back and admire that gorgeous DIY Halloween pillow cover you just made.
She’s a beauty, isn’t she?
Add your pillow insert to the inside of the cover.
Add it to your couch, chair, or bed for some Halloween haunting.