Mini Valentine’s Day Pillow with Burlap Heart {a Cricut Project}

This Mini Valentine’s Day Pillow with Burlap Heart makes a cute holiday decoration or gift! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post contains affiliate links.¬†

Do you make holiday decor or gifts regularly? These Mini Valentine’s Day pillows with a cute burlap heart are easy to whip up for decoration or a nice gift idea! Today’s tutorial demonstrates how to create the basic pillow. Perhaps you’d like to add lavender or another scent to create scented pillows. Or maybe you’d like to add a ribbon on top to hang the pillow. Their are several variations that you can use to make customize these pillows.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with a Cricut Explore Air 2

 

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with a Cricut Explore Air 2

 

The “star” of the project is definitely the burlap heart. Have you tried cutting fabric with the Cricut before? Many people only associate the Cricut with fabric or vinyl, but it can cut so many things! The Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut most bonded fabrics. What does bonded mean? It means that the fabric has some sort of interfacing or liner behind it. Fabric, even non-knit fabrics like cotton and burlap, have some stretch to them. Without interfacing or something “bonding” the fabric on the back, the fabric may move while cutting or not cut correctly with the Cricut.

When I stumbled across this Burlap pad recently, I noticed the paper liner on the back and wondered how it would cut with the Cricut. I’m here to report that it did awesome!

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

These pads of printed burlap come in a variety of cute colors and patterns. The have a paper liner on the back of the burlap. Find them in the card stock section of your local arts and craft store.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

This printed burlap is thick, especially with the paper on the back, so it does require the use of a deep cut blade.

Project Supplies:

Step 1

Use your Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the burlap hearts (one per pillow that you are making). Open up Cricut Design Space and use “Insert Shapes” to create a heart. I cut mine around 5 inches. Be sure to have the deep cutting blade in the blade housing of your Cricut!

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

 

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Step 2

Following the manufacturer directions, adhere the interfacing to the back of one of the cotton pillow pieces.

Step 3

Pin a burlap heart to the front of the interfaced-backed cotton piece. Sew around the edges of the heart with a zigzag stitch.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Step 4

Pin the other cotton fabric piece to the heart piece with the fabric RIGHT sides together. Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a large opening at the bottom for turning the pillow.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Step 5

Turn the pillow right side out.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Step 6

Stuff the pillow with fiberfill, being sure to fill the corners and pillow evenly.

Step 7

Use the hand sewing needle and thread to close the pillow opening.

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Are you surprised to hear that the Cricut Explore Air is able to cut burlap (especially thick paper backed burlap)? The Cricut Explore is versatile and can cut many different materials, including:

What Materials Can the Cricut Explore Air Cut? AD

Vinyl (regular, dry erase, chalkboard, and premium)

Craft foam

Window cling

Poster board

Washi sheets

Vellum

Foil

Heat Transfer Vinyl, otherwise known as Iron-On Vinyl (flocked, smooth, and glitter)

-Leather and faux leather

-Balsa Wood

-Burlap

-Bonded fabric (such as felt, polyester, canvas, and denim)

Card Stock (light, heavy, and glitter)

Vellum Paper

Magnet materials

-Light plastic

-Chipboard

-Cardboard

-Corkboard

-Duck Tape

If you received a Cricut Explore Air under the tree this past Christmas, Valentine’s Day may be the first holiday for which you are using the Cricut to get crafty and decorate. How exciting! Get acquainted with the different materials that your Cricut Explore Air can cut with this great list of Valentine’s Day projects!

10 Valentine's Day Cricut Projects, each made with a different material AD

Each project below is geared towards Valentine’s Day and uses a different material. Happy Crafting!

 

Leather Heart Handband by Love Create Celebrate

This Leather Heart Handband from Love Create Celebrate uses leather.

Love Pillow Case from Rae Gun Ramblings

The Love Pillow Case from Rae Gun Ramblings uses bonded fabric.

Valentine's Day Place Cards from Lemon Thistle

Lemon Thistle used card stock to make these easy and cute Valentine’s Day place cards.

Valentine's Word Window from Organize Your Stuff Now

Organize Your Stuff Now used shelf paper for this Valentine Word Window, but the Window Cling from Cricut would be awesome for this project!

Valentine's Day Pillow by The Happy Scraps

The Happy Scraps used lovely Glitter Iron-On Vinyl for this cute Valentine’s Day pillow.

Dart Valentine from Housewife Eclectic

Try out Print and Cut on printer paper with these “You Hit the Mark” Valentines with Housewife Eclectic.

Valentine Mailboxes from Everyday Jenny

Use regular vinyl to make these adorable DIY Valentines Mailboxes from Everyday Jenny.

DIY Valentine Word Fridge Magnets from The Quiet Grove

Experiment with printable magnet sheets with these DIY Valentine Word Fridge Magnets from The Quiet Grove.

Modern Valentine's Day shirts from Lemon Thistle

Use Heat Transfer Vinyl (Iron-on vinyl) to make these cut Modern Valentine’s Day shirts. The Lemon Thistle even includes a free print file to help you make them!

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

And, of course, use burlap to use these pillows that I showed today!

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

Mini Valentine's Day Pillow with Burlap Heart made with the Cricut Explore AIR AD

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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