DIY Guest Room Pillow with Iron On Vinyl

If you follow me on Instagram you may remember that earlier this year I attended an amazing event put on by Cricut to unveil their brand new Cricut Explore.  It was an amazing weekend and Cricut pulled out all the stops for us.  We got to play with and create with this amazing new machine.  The best part though is that a few weeks after the event one of the new machines showed up at my door.  Now I can play with it anytime I want at home.

I couldn’t wait to start playing with it.  I am in the process of redoing a few bedrooms in our house.  Now that the kids are gone I have lots of empty space to play with.  I wanted to turn one of the rooms into a guest room.  A pretty place to welcome anyone who might want to come and stay for awhile.  I wanted them to know they were welcome and nothing says that more than a pretty, cozy bed.

I decided to use my Cricut to create a pillow to welcome and greet my guests.

Hello Friend Pillow

Who wouldn’t feel welcome with this fun greeting meeting them upon arrival!

I created the pillow quickly and easily using my Cricut Explore.  The Cricut Explore has an amazing Design Center where there are dozens of projects already designed for you and ready to use.  I found the design for this pillow in their large library of downloadable images.

Hello Pillow

I first downloaded the speech bubble


And then the Hello Friends.

Hello Pillow

I then cut out my iron on vinyl which is available to purchase online or at your local craft store.  The Cricut makes it easy as it walks me through the whole process.  Just remember to click the little box to print the design backwards which you need to do when using iron on vinyl.



I used a pillow form I already had and just ironed the vinyl onto some heavy muslin fabric I had.

Hello Friend Pillow

One of the things I love  most about the new Cricut Explore is how quiet it is.  I can now work on it after the husband is in bed and he doesn’t complain about the noise!

Hello Friend Pillow

Now who wants to come for a visit!


Leigh Anne


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Marci Olson says

    So cute! What a great idea. I would love to come visit you, but I haven’t actually met you in person. haha. I would love to see your cute holiday displays in person, ask you how you take such fantastic pictures, make cookies with you in your kitchen, and attend one of your fabulous parties. Alas, we are only cyber friends. 😉

  2. Jodi says

    Hi Leigh Anne – I absolutely LOVE this pillow for our guest room! Hubby just gave me a Cricut Explore for my birthday and I am having a blast with it! I was wondering if you could tell me what size pillow you used?


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