I’ve had such a hard time deciding on a theme this year for Christmas, usually I know the day I’m packing up Christmas decor what the next year holds. After a ton of consideration I’ve finally decided, touches of a vintage Christmas will be playing a part in my decor. This Vintage Truck Christmas Pillow fits in perfectly with what I have in mind.
Want to make your own? It’s pretty easy to do I promise!
– Cricut Explore cutting machine
– Cricut cutting mat
– Cricut iron-on vinyl, silver glitter
– Cricut iron-on vinyl, red
– Cricut weeder tool
– white fabric, 2 – 8.5 x 17 pieces & 1 – 13 x 17 piece
– 12 x 16 pillow form, I found mine HERE
– sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
– iron & ironing surface
First I designed my images in Cricut Design Space, combining a vintage truck graphic I uploaded and turned into a cuttable image and a couple Cricut Design Space images. I attached the truck image and cute “let it snow” saying together. I then welded some geometric Christmas trees together. Then it was time to cut my iron-on vinyl.
Be sure to select the “mirror image (for iron-on)” box so that the images cut properly. Then hit GO.
Place your iron-on vinyl liner side down to cut. Be sure to adjust settings for the glitter iron-on vinyl in the custom setting on the dial. The solid color iron-on can use the regular iron-on setting.
Once the images are cut, use your Cricut weeder tool to weed out the parts you don’t want to keep. Set your vinyl pieces aside while you make your pillow cover.
How to create a simple envelope pillow cover:
- cut your 3 white fabric pieces, 2 – 8.5 x 17″ pieces and 1 – 13 x 17″ piece
- iron fabric to remove any wrinkles
- fold over the long edge of the two 8.5 x 17″ pieces of fabric twice, you will create a 1/2″ clean edge
- use an iron to press the clean edges
- sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along the clean edge on both 8.5 x 17″ pieces
- place the 13 x 17″ piece of fabric on a flat work surface
- place both 8.5 x 17″ pieces face down on top of the large piece
- pin all the sides
- sew around all edges with a 1/2″ seam allowance
- trim all corners, and extra threads
- turn right side out
This tutorial can be adapted for any size pillow.
Align your iron-on vinyl pieces on your pillow, using a ruler to center them. Don’t iron yet, just get the position right. I had to place my trees behind the truck piece first so they look like they are in the truck bed. Once I had the position right I removed the truck and following package instructions I ironed the vinyl trees on to my pillow cover.
Then I aligned the vintage truck and ironed it on over the glittering trees.
I am so in love with this pillow, it turned out perfect! I love that it was so easy to make with the iron-on vinyl.
In case you hadn’t guessed it yet, this is my latest project for Cricut Design Space Star. This is the last round, our team went with a White Christmas theme this month. The glittering trees and stark white pillow definitely reminds me a white Christmas.
These Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas I made with my Cricut Explore last week will go perfectly with my decor this year, don’t you think?
Last month I shared these DIY Christmas Tea Towels, they are another great holiday project to bring Christmas cheer in to the home and would look so cute with this fun pillow.
Be sure to check out the other great ideas from my team – team #7.
Feather Ornaments, Mirror Art, Holiday Art | 4 Men 1 Lady
Vintage Truck Christmas Pillow | The Crafted Sparrow
White Christmas Decor | Love the Day
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Virginia Fynes says
This is super cute! I used to have a stamp set that looked similar, great idea!
This is so pretty Rebecca, I find myself tucking little bits of vintage inspiration around the house too. Love your pillow, pinning!!
Thanks Tanya. The vintage elements are so fun and bring such charm to it I think.
Would you mind including a download of the images you used? I keep searching for this vintage truck clip art and can’t find anything like it! I am OBSESSED with this pillow and want to make one!
Hi Kim. I will actually be selling the iron-on vinyl decals soon, hoping to get them this week. Be sure to follow me on instagram so you see when they are listed. I can’t share the image yet with the public, but when I can I will.
I love this pillow! I would love to have this graphic! Will you be sharing the design? I would love to make this for my husband for Christmas! thank you! you did a great job!
Thank you so much Debra! I will not have this particular graphic for download since part of it is a Cricut exclusive image. I will however be making just a few iron on decals available for purchase this week. Be sure to follow me on instagram, that is where I will be listing them when they are done. 🙂
brenda henderson says
I would love to purchase one of the decals. please let me know when
Hi Brenda. I won’t have decals available for purchase until November 2015, so sorry about that. Hopefully you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, come November I will begin selling them for a limited time. 🙂
Amy Rice says
I would like to purchase the decal for the vintage truck with trees. Do you have any for sell? How much would they be? Love the pillow!
Hi Amy, thanks so much for the interest. At this time they are not available for purchase but will be soon it my etsy shop. Be sure you follow me on Instagram so you won’t miss when I put them on sale! Thanks.
I cannot tell a lie, that really heepdl.
Are u selling decals? I really want one!! Angela
Hi Angela. I might be, I’m trying to find some more supplies quickly. Be sure you are following me on Instagram, you can find the link to my account under my welcome photo. I will be posting them there when I have them ready. 🙂
Marni @ Haberdashery Fun says
Super cute. LOVE this pillow. Great tutorial.. Thanks
Thank you Marni! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Hello! I noticed you said that the truck is a Cricut exclusive. Where would I find it? Is it on a cartridge?
Hi Jenna, it’s actually my exclusive image that I used for a Cricut commissioned project. The image is not available for purchase. The only image that is available is just the “let it snow” part that is located on the door of the truck. It should be under their holiday content when you search through their images. I will have these exact iron-on vinyl decals available again for purchase in my etsy shop if you’re interested. They will be available this week sometime. Have a great week.
This is so fantastic. I don’t have a cricut and have never really wanted one…until now!!! Hmmm…may have to put it on my Christmas list.
Thanks for the inspiration, Lynn
Thank you Lynn. Cutting machines are definitely a game changer when it comes to crafting! Hope you get one 😉
Cute project, thx for sharing! Just curious where you found the truck graphic.
Hi Vicki. Thank you. The graphic is actually mine, paired with some Cricut.com images and isn’t available for download. Sorry about that. Have a great day.