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Ok, first of all, I do not hog the bed. My husband does. So I made him these DIY Yours and Mine Pillow Cases for Valentine’s Day to let him know that I’m going to take it back over from him. Well, from him and the two cats. It’s a full house in that bed and I just want some sleep! The Mister likes to say that it’s his bed, but I like to lawyer him and remind him that it was a gift to me, so it’s technically MY bed. We have a Sleep Number (my sleep number is 20, I like to sleep in a cloud) and when we bought it, he asked me if I wanted him to buy me the bed … and a tear rolled down my cheek and I said, “I do!” Yeah, I didn’t even cry at my wedding, but that bed got me teary-eyed! So long story short, the bed is mine! Anyhow, I know he hogs the bed because he sleeps with three pillows! THREE! So I thought I would make him funny pillow cases for two of the pillows (since they don’t match the sheet set) for Valentine’s Day. I made the pillow cases using my Cricut Explore – it maybe took me 30 minutes. It’s a super quick and inexpensive craft – you can probably make them in about 30 minutes for about $20. Here’s the tutorial, you’ll need a few supplies:
- 2 White Pillow Cases
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Cricut Iron-on
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- First, you need to pick out your fonts. You can use fonts available in Cricut Design Space, but I went with the font Guess from What the Font and used the cursive for the “mine” along with some glyphs to really extend the word out.
- Lay out your design in Cricut Design Space™. Set the “mine” and the glyphs as large as you would like them to be – measure your pillow case and decide how far across you want the type to scrawl using the glyphs. I did mine at 11″ each – “mine” was 11″, the two glyphs were 11″ each. And then make the “yours” small.
- Make sure the Cricut is set to cut, double checked that you selected the “mirror” button on the final screen, and the dial is set for iron-on.
- Reminder: load the iron-on with the shiny backing side DOWN. (Yeah, I make that mistake like once a year and I did it again on this one.)
- Let the Cricut do the work and cut out the iron-on.
- Then use your weeder to remove the excess material.
- Trim the different parts to separate them with scissors.
- Finally, follow the Cricut Iron-on Material instructions to iron the type onto the pillows, simply lay the type on the pillow cases and arrange where you want it to be and iron them on and that’s it!
- Prop them up on the bed and see if you win back any space!
I’ve created so many paper crafts using my Cricut, but I haven’t worked with many other materials, so I thought I would work answer the question: What different materials can I cut with Cricut? The Cricut can cut so many different types of materials including paper, card stock, felt, fabric, metal, and wood! Check out the Cricut Explore Cut List here. You can cut material as thin as vellum to material as thick as wood veneer! I usually work with paper, but I’ve made some projects using chipboard and I love working with the thickness of chipboard!
But I also love working with iron-on because it is SO easy to use and you can quickly DIY and personalize a tee-shirt, pillow, or bag using iron-on! And if you love DIYing your home decor, then you should check out the Cricut and Hayneedle Win Your Dream DIY Bedroom Contest where you can enter for a chance to win your own Cricut Explore Air™ 2 bundle, up to $2,000 on hayneedle.com, and a personal session with one of the amazing Cricut home stylists! Contest ends Friday, February 24th, so hurry and enter today!
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