well hello pillow cuteness!

I’m kinda smitten with all of the cute hello goodness out there these days, so when I decided to do my own take I knew it had to be a super simple project. And since it’s a well established fact that I’m a pillow addict, embellishing a plain pillow I already owned seemed like the logical choice. Want to make your own hello pillow? You can do it in under half an hour, so it’s a super simple project that works for even non-sewers!
trendy hello pillow


First you’ll only need two things: a plain pillow cover (if you don’t have one, I have an easy zippered pillow cover tutorial for that, too!) and some Happy Crafters Iron on Vinyl (I used gold.)*

silhouetten project - gold quote pillow


Start with your Silhouette Software and place the words where you want them to be. I used a premade HELLO I found in the Silhouette store. After you have the size correct, INVERT the image. Place the vinyl on the mat shiny side down, because you want to cut a negative.

hello pillow tutorialWith a hook tool, pull away all of the negative from the cut graphic, so when you hold it right side up you’ll only see your image.

hello pillowPlace the image, film side up onto your pillow, so it is where you’d like the graphic to be.

vinyl transfer pillowThen, iron directly on top of the film, on a hard surface, to adhere the vinyl to your pillow cover. Iron it all really well – you’ll begin to see the slick surface grab the fabric and it will change slightly (but still be pretty and shiny.)

hello pillowSee the tiny texture? That’s when you know you’re on the right track!

trendy hello pillow DIY


Once the graphic is completely adhered, let it cool for a few minutes, then peel off the backing paper. Stuff your pillow and you’re done!

gold hello pillowTrendy and budget friendly, all at the same time. I’ve gotta admit, I’m LOVING the gold metallic iron on transfer and I’m looking for a million other ways to use it, so the hello pillow won’t be lonely for long!

*Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, words, images and opinions are 100% my own, yo.*






About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. That is sooo cute. How am I living without one of these Silhouette thingys? lol 🙂

  2. LindaSonia says:

    Love your pillow…….. now all I need is a Silhouette machine… sigh.

  3. Love it! I so want a Silhouette Machine!

  4. So cute – love the gold! Pinning of course. xo

  5. I love this! What a great tutorial. I so have to make one of these now. I had no idea that iron on vinyl even existed, now suddenly I need all the colors!! lol

  6. Well this is just ADORABLE!!!

  7. Hi Gina! I LOVE this craft! I tried clicking on your link for the gold metallic iron-on vinyl vendor, but it wasn’t working 🙁 so I am wondering if Hobby Lobby or Michael’s would have that???? I’m saving up my pennies now to get the Silhouette machine 🙂 Thanks! lori

  8. OMG! Clearly I NEED one of these cutting devices!

  9. Super cute! The link you have to the gold on Happy Crafters doesn’t work. Did you use the Foil Gold?

  10. Lovely! The gold is perfect. Kari

  11. Did you use Antique Gold, Gold Crown, or Gold Foil? There are a few options, but none of them are just “gold.” Great idea! I love it!!! Can’t wait to do my own!

  12. Love this idea! Can anyone tell me if the vinyl can be cut with regular scissors. Thanks!

  13. Beautiful. Does anyone know where you can buy pre-cut words that you can just iron on?

  14. Love this, I have to think of something cool to put on mine!

  15. So pretty! I really want to make my sister a pillow for Christmas, but I don’t have a machine like this. I wonder what the best way to make one is?

  16. Cynthia Ann Jackson says:

    love the gold on white

  17. Gina – Love learning about products that are new to me, thanks for sharing, and your pillow is so cute. Consider me totally inspired by this product and I’m trying to figure out how to use it to edge my curtains … sharing an idea if anyone’s interested. I assume the foil is soft, pliable and washable once dried? Thanks, Robin


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