DIY Home Sweet Home Pillow

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  1. Karen says:

    I do not own a Silhouette nor have I used one and I am confused as to how freezer paper adheres to fabric with an iron. Can you explain this to me? Darling pillow!

    Thank you!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Karen! Freezer paper adheres really well to fabric! It has a waxy side that sticks to fabric when it’s heated with an iron. However, wax paper will not work. Freezer paper has a paper top and a wax backing. Somehow the wax heats up and molds to the fabric. The Silhouette just makes it much easier to cut than doing it by hand with a razor blade.
      I hope that helps! 😀

  2. Love it Shayna, beautiful job.
    Have a great day

  3. Rayana says:

    I love how it turned out! Might have to try to make my own 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  5. Nicole B. says:

    Love it! And I love your living room corner! 🙂

  6. arnie fe says:

    hi shayn! i wish i have that silhouette and sewing machine. God knows how i love pillows. i don’t know if this silhouette machine is available in our country. If it is, i bet its super expensive. Huh!! any recommendation?

  7. M says:

    Adorable, super sweet, & where can I get one? This pillow would look awesome with my decor!!! Nicely done girl…blessings & <3

  8. It turned out great! Learning to make pillows (all kinds) is on my list of things to do in 2014. Thanks for the easy tutorial!

  9. Hannah says:

    I just got a silhouette for my birthday and I have not had a chance to use it. Can you point me to any great resources on getting the hang of using it? For instance designing your own graphics or cutting freezer paper?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Hannah! You will love your Silhouette! I had a bit of trouble using mine in the beginning, but it’s really all about trial and error. I would recommend cutting on freezer paper or thick card stock before you start cutting on vinyl, which is more expensive and a little trickier to use. The silhouette design studio is very user friendly and quite similar to Microsoft Word. I have noticed that even though the silhouette can cut any font on your computer, it doesn’t love the tiny script fonts. It will still cut them, but they’re not as clean of a cut. To get a grasp of it, maybe cut a stencil, much like this one: Also, your mat will be super sticky for a while. It makes it a bit hard to lift off paper, vinyl, freezer paper, etc. It will eventually lose a bit of its stickiness, which is a good thing!
      Have a bit of patience when you first start. I was ready to throw mine in the trash, but after I kept playing with it, I found out how amazing it is! 😀
      Happy cutting!

  10. Sarah Waters says:

    This was a very well done and complete tutorial ! Thanks ! I believe I will give it a try ! AWESOME JOB !

  11. vbj says:

    Hi. This is such an adorable pillow! Can I ask when you purchased the stencil (from Michaels) and some specifics about it (brand, design name etc)? Thanks!

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  13. Elizabeth says:

    i love this so much! If you would consider selling one, please let me know 🙂

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  15. Shannon R says:

    What font did you use for this pillow? Did you buy it on silhouette or up load your own? I love this!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much! I don’t remember the exact font, but Lucidia handwriting is close. It was a font that I had on my old computer, but it crashed. Sorry that’s not more helpful!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful job! The steps were so easy to follow and the images beautifully done! Thank you!

  17. Jodi B says:

    Had NO IDEA that Freezer paper would do this! Thanks for sharing – I LOVE your blog and all your great ideas!!!

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  19. Carol says:

    Why did you use paint instead of cutting the leaves with the Silhouette and ironing them on too?

    • Shayna says:

      Hello! I only used the Silhouette to create my stencil for the wording. Once it was all ironed on, I painted in the negative space, then pulled off the paper. Since I already had the olive branch stencil, I really didn’t need to create one with my Silhouette. If you don’t have the stencil, you could create the branches with the Silhouette though! Hope that helps! 🙂

  20. Catherine Mitchell says:

    I love this!!! Would you ever make one to sell?! I’d be very interested!!! Thank you!!

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