Yesterday we celebrated one of my boys birthdays. He turned 14. Fourteen! I have a hard time believing that he is already that old, but the worst part? He isn’t my oldest child! Seriously, though. I can’t believe my kids are as old as they are. Let’s be honest, I’m 38, my husband will be 40 this year, and I still feel like I’m only about 25. Clearly, a 25 year old couldn’t have kids the ages of mine. Sometimes I think about life and I wonder how I got to the point I’m at. I get up and live everyday, just when I stand back and realize how much time has gone by, how old I really am, and how old my kids are getting to be, it is a little bit mind boggling. Thinking back, I remember when I had a two year old, 11 month old, and I was pregnant with my third. I was talking with my dad and he told me, they’ll be grown and gone before you know it! I honestly couldn’t understand or see what he was talking about at the time. All I could see was lots of little kids. Those three are now 15, 14, and 12. We only have 2-3 summers left with all of our kids before they start spreading their wings and leaving. Life sure is an interesting ride sometimes! Anyway, that was a fun little tangent…Today’s post doesn’t have anything to do with kids really, but I’m pretty excited about sharing this DIY Valentine Truck Pillow. Isn’t is cute?! What is it about vintage trucks? One of my favorite parts about them is that you can change them up for anytime of year!
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DIY Valentine Truck Pillow Supplies:
- Cricut Maker
- Sweet Hearts – Mini HTV Pack
- White & Black Glitter HTV
- Gray Pillow Cover (I found mine at IKEA)
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Design Space Cut File
This is such a fun design! I found designs that I liked in Cricut Design Space and modified them to be just what I wanted. This design is set up to not have any layers on top of each other. The tires, fenders, and hearts are all single layer. I think this makes it pretty simple to put it all together. 🙂 Also, if you have Cricut Access, then all of these images are included in your subscription!
I sent the design over to my Cricut Maker to start cutting. Because I was using some patterned, glitter, and electric HTV vinyls, I just had to make sure that I changed the type of material I was cutting, depending on the layer that was currently cutting.
Once I had all of the different layers all cut, I weeded the designs. For the big heart made up of small hearts, I did have to look at Design Space to make sure I got all of the really small pieces for it.
Assembling the Design
I decided on where I wanted the body of the truck on the pillow first. If I did this again, I would for sure use the larger (12×10) EasyPress2. I got a little bit of a ripple in the Electric EasyWeed in Peacock Teal that I cut the truck body out of. Had I used the larger EasyPress2, I don’t think I would have had the ripple.
Once the truck was on, I peeled up the carrier sheet and placed the fenders where they needed to be. I replaced the carrier sheet over the top of the truck, then pressed the fenders. I kept doing the same thing for each layer, making sure that I didn’t iron any vinyl onto carrier sheets.
When I was ready to put the hearts on, I was able to do a few of them at a time. I just had to be really careful that I didn’t put the carrier sheet under any of them. Because I already had the truck on there, I made sure to cover the truck with the carrier sheet so I didn’t melt the vinyl that I had already placed on the pillow.
I was so excited with the way all the hearts came together! Aren’t they so fun?!
I kind of love that the truck is that fun shimmery teal color and that while I totally think this looks perfect for Valentine’s day, it isn’t completely pink or red. I feel like this DIY Valentine Truck Pillow fits so well with some of my other Valentine’s decor.
Because of the fun pack of Sweet Hearts HTV, this pillow has the perfect amounts of shimmer, shine, glitter, and patterns.
I’ve never been able to get great pictures of glitter vinyl, but it really is SO fun!
Do you have the perfect place in your home to display this fun DIY Valentine Truck Pillow?
I’d love to see if you create one of these pillows for yourself! Just share it on instagram and tag me @thehappyscraps.
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