Tennessee is known for three main things: Jack Daniels, Moon Pies & Country Music. Yeehaw, y’all. Even though I live just a bit outside of Nashville, it’s the closest main city – and because no one in their right mind would ever want to come to my tiny little town, when folks ask I always say I live in Nashville. It’s our main city, so it feels like home to me. I never feel like a tourist, and we rarely, if ever, do touristy things when in the ‘Ville. Any time I fly, as soon as we hit the tarmack at BNA, I always feel like I’m home.
So when Beckie at Infarrantly Creative asked me to join in her State Pride Tour, I knew exactly how I’d represent one of the friendliest states in the nation: by giving props to a country music icon. Hank Williams is one of the grandaddies of country music, and every honky tonk in Nashville is filled with hopeful stars singing his music, trying to make their way to the top. If you’re stopping by from my Kentucky neighbor Beneath My Heart, welcome! If you haven’t seen her post, be sure to stop over and say “Hey!”
Hey! That’s a good lookin’ pillow! Wanna make it?
You will need:
Silhouette or other craft cutter machine
And a Pillow Cover (either buy one or make one yourself with my easy pillow cover tutorial.)
Time Needed: Under an hour
First, load up your machine with the heat transfer project (I used about 1/2 a sheet).
Then, inside your Silhouette software, lay out your words to the size you need. Be sure to invert them so it will give a reverse print. Then cut out the pattern with the machine.
After it’s cut, then use the hook tool to help peel away the negative material, so you get a clean cut.
The flocking takes a little work to get it all out, but work patiently, it’ll all come off the backing material.
After you have the image the way you want, put it face down onto the pillow cover and iron right over the backing material. Don’t worry, it won’t melt it! It does take a lot longer than you think, though – so keep ironing for a few minutes. If you check and it still peels up the wording, just put it back down and keep on ironing with good pressure.
When it’s ready, the clear sheet will peel right off, leaving your letters in place.
Then, put your insert in and it’s finished! Super simple, huh? Love me a good quote pillow DIY!
Want more state inspired projects? There’s a whole plethora of them waiting for you to check them all out and be amazed at the state love creativity, including the next stop: the always awesome Just A Girl.
*Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post. As always, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.*