On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

On Target Focal Point Cushion (Cricut Explore)

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

Here’s a nice quick make – for those of you that have a digital die-cutter like a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut Explore. This ‘on target’ focal point cushion is a great addition to any room!

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

It was super easy to make…

Step 1. Buy a cushion cover. Mine is 17″ square. If you want it to be washable often you should get a cotton one, as the iron-on vinyl will adhere much better to that. I just bought a cheap cushion cover from the £1 shop, so I won’t be able to wash mine too much:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Load up a target image in your die-cutting software (mine is the Cricut image #M354D5). Size it as big as you can, mine is 11.5″ square:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Cut it out from Gold Glitter Iron-On Vinyl (I used Cricut Vinyl), and weed out the unwanted parts of the image:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: You need to work quickly for this bit. Iron your cushion to warm up the surface, then fold it in half both horizontally and vertically (just pressing with your hands, not the iron), so you have a ‘guide’ for where to stick your target, and place the target on top:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Quickly move to the ironing board and place a piece of greaseproof paper on top of your image, before ironing it. Use as high a heat as your material can handle:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Once the vinyl has stuck to the material (peel back a corner of the sticky backing to check whether it has adhered properly, if not just iron it some more) then take the plastic sticky backing off. Put the greaseproof paper back on the image and iron it again. It’s also a good idea to then turn the project inside out and iron on the back of the material too. Then the image has had heat from all sides!

Once you are done just stick a cushion inside the cover and it’s ready to display:

On Target Focal Point Cushion using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Put it somewhere that needs a focal point!

Be Inspired:

Use a large target on your next project

Add some gold glitter on top of a teal background

Alter something to create a focal point in your home

What colour cushion and glitter vinyl would you have used?

I’ll see you again shortly,

Jennifer x

DISCLOSURE: Cricut have provided me with a Cricut Explore Machine, some materials including iron-on-vinyl, and access to the Image Library, to help me write this post. However ALL opinions in this post are my own and not governed or controlled by Cricut in any way.

18 Comments
  • Linda Reilly
    Reply

    that’s really pretty xxx

    May 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • love that colour combination! Teal and gold really gorgeous

    May 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  • Sharon
    Reply

    love the colour!

    May 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm
  • Janet
    Reply

    I can not wait to get my Cricut Explore. I sold 4 die cutting machines to buy it but now I am so busy with summer that I have not had time to hunt for the best deal. Love your pillow!!

    May 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love your colour combination!!

    May 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm
  • wow this is very cool! I love the teal fabric and of course the pop of gold!

    May 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • this reminds me of your circle stencil. A super pattern and you’ve made a beautiful cushion

    May 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm
  • So not my thing, anything to do with sewing….but the gold….& the ‘target’…..I can see that on a scrap page….LOL….inspiration plus!!!

    May 18, 2015 at 12:16 am
  • I love this project!! If only I had a machine!!! Nevermind… could think of other ways!! Got to be resourceful!!!
    Great focal cushion for a fabulous chair too!

    May 18, 2015 at 12:34 am
  • Love this idea great focal item for any room!!!

    May 18, 2015 at 2:40 am
  • jengd
    Reply

    Cute, fun and unique!

    May 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  • Fab project, idon’t usually do little but that gold vinyl looks great

    May 19, 2015 at 12:12 am
  • It’s turned out wonderfully.

    May 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    Love your idea to move your focus to a pillow and home decor! Great! Looks stunning. Great gift idea.

    May 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm
  • LeAnne S
    Reply

    Great colors and project idea.

    May 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • I like the teal & gold color combo on this!

    May 21, 2015 at 3:54 am
  • karenladd
    Reply

    What a fun project and a real stand-out!! I don’t have a Cricut but I can see the unlimited possibilities! The teal and gold look wonderful!

    May 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm
  • I don’t have an electronic cutting machine, but you sure did make a great project!! Love the gold and teal!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    May 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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