Make your own DIY Christmas Pillow using Chalk Couture. This is a quick tutorial that will give you professional results every time.
Making your own Christmas pillow may seen a little out of reach, but today I have a super simple solution for you – Chalk Couture! Let me show you how to make a DIY pillow case using Chalk Couture transfers, ink and a heat press machine. Let’s get started!!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Christmas pillow:
- Square Pillow Cover
- Christmas Collection – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Transfer
- Black Velvet Chalkology Ink
- Angled Squeegee
- 17″ x 17″ Ink Mat
- Cricut Easy Press
- Heat Press Mat
For this tutorial, we will be using products from Chalk Couture. These products make the process of creating your own Christmas pillow super easy.
Begin by removing the plastic covering from the Ink Mat and then place the mat inside the pillow case. This will create a barrier between the two layers of the pillow case.
Next, cut the transfer so that the words are separate from the small snowflakes at the top and place the transfer onto the surface of the pillow case.
Now, add a bit of the Chalkology Ink to the end of the squeegee.
And then use the squeegee to spread the ink over the surface of the transfer.
As you can see below, you’ll want to make sure you’ve added a thin even layer of ink to the entire transfer.
Finally, peel away the transfer and remove the ink mat from the pillow case.
Now it’s time to seal in your work!
For this step, you’ll need a piece of parchment paper and something to protect your table top from the heat of the heat press machine.
Place the parchment paper between the design and the heat press machine. Then place whatever you are using to protect your workspace between the bottom of the pillow case and the table top.
Now, you are ready to use the heat press to seal in the ink.
You can see that I have my heat press set at 285 degrees for 10 seconds. Be sure to use the heat press over the entirety of the design. This will make the design permanent to the surface.
Here’s the finished product! This one is good enough to use into the winter months thanks to the simple black and white color palate.
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These linen pillows are my favorite and I love that you can personalize them. Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!
They are perfect for inking for sure, and so versatile I love them too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. <3