These cute Valentine’s decorations were made using my Cricut Explore Air 2.  Read on to see the how-to for the cute pillowcase and a pallet sign. Also, if you have wondered what  what materials you can cut with your Cricut Explore Air 2 this post covers that too!

Love Pillow With Cricut Glitter Iron-On


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What materials can I cut with my Cricut?

One of the things I love about my Cricut is all the different materials I can cut with it. When I first was introduced to the Cricut machine years ago, I thought it was something used only to cut paper. My friend made tons of cute homemade cards, and I loved making those with her, but I didn’t think I would ever want my own Cricut because I don’t make a ton of paper crafts.  Last year I had the chance to talk to Melissa from Cricut at a New Year’s eve event and she explained all the stuff you can make using the Cricut machine. That night we made some cute paper pendant banners as a project. But she also cut out the party’s photo back drop out of some light cardboard material and even cut out some vinyl for the location we were at because their store hours had come off the window. I was impressed.

Since I have had my machine I have used it to cut felt for a banner, card stock, paper, vinyl, glitter vinyl, glitter iron-on, regular iron-on, and faux leather just to name a few materials. It also has the capability to cut chipboard. You can find a list of all the materials you can cut with your Cricut Explore Air 2 by clicking —> here. I am excited to try out all those materials!

But here’s a partial list of some of favorite materials (click on each one to purchase)

For Valentines Day I whipped up this cute pillow with one of my favorite materials to cut, Cricut glitter iron-on.

Love Pillow With Cricut Glitter Iron-On

Here is what you will need for this project.

This design was easy to create in Design Space. First I inserted a heart shape and sized it to what I wanted for my pillow. When resizing the image, I clicked the “lock” image that appears in the bottom left corner when an image is selected and unlocked it so I could make the heart shape a little longer.

Then I added the Love text.

Screen shot of DIY Love Pillow Design Space before Slice

Make sure you have both the heart and the text selected and then use the “Slice” feature to cut out the words. You can then delete them. Screen shot of DIY Love Pillow Design Space

Make sure you select mirror image when you go to cut your iron-on, and select Glitter Iron-on from the custom settings. Screen shot of DIY Love Pillow Design Space mirror image for Iron-onFollow the instructions provided with the iron-on and voila you have a cute Valentine’s pillow!

Love Pillow With Cricut Glitter Iron-On

I love being able to make cute, unique homemade decor with my Cricut. To go along with the pillow, I decided to make this cute pallet sign.

DIY 12X12 Pallet Sign with Cricut vinyl. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

I was excited over the summer when I scored a bunch of 12″X 12″ pallet wood signs for a quarter each at a yard sale. Score! They have been sitting in my garage waiting to be made into cute signs. I found these “starry lights” in the Target Dollar Spot section for $3 and the ideas starting brewing. Once I thought of this saying from the song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, I knew they would be perfect to add to my sign to have lights for my stars.

Here are the materials I used for this project:

(I really wanted to use glitter vinyl for the project, and originally cut out my stars in some cute bronze glitter, but they didn’t show up as well. So I ended up using the gold foil instead.)

12X12 Pallet sign and lights from Target dollar aisle

First I took out my lights and counted how many I had so I knew how many holes I could drill. I also measured how far apart each of the lights were so I knew if they would reach from hole to hole.

Next, I designed my words and stars in Cricut Design Space. Then I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 on the vinyl setting and cut out my words in outdoor glossy vinyl. The stars were cut from gold adhesive foil.

I weeded my vinyl and then lined it up on my pallet sign so I could mark where I wanted to drill the holes. Even though I had 10 lights, I only did 8 holes since I had to stretch the lights to reach and some would not show.

Then using transfer tape, I carefully lined up my words and stars and put them on the board. I used hot glue to secure the battery pack to the back and the lights in place.

12X12 pallet sign steps. Line up Cricut vinyl, drill holes for Target dollar spot lights, and apply Cricut vinyl words, Kiss me Under the Light of a Thousand StarsI think the final sign turned out pretty cute! I love the lights in it. DIY 12X12 Pallet Sign with Cricut vinyl. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

I also wanted to add some fun colors to my couch, so I decided to use some Cricut iron-on and create a custom pillow.

DIY Valentine's Home Decor With Cricut. Cricut Iron-on for a cute pillow, and vinyl for a 12X12 pallet sign, "Kiss me Under the Light of a Thousand Stars"

Learn all about the different kinds of materials you can cut with your Cricut Explore!

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