It’s the gift giving time of year, and I know most people have at least one person on their list that is hard to buy for. What do you get for the person who has everything?
Well, the best gifts are from the heart and its the thought that counts! Gifts are about the memories and not what you spend. I thought I would share a handmade gift idea that is sure to be loved by everyone – a camping inspired DIY throw pillow!
If camping isn’t your thing, the same project could done with any other svg design.
Handmade Gift Ideas
A Gift For The Person Who Has Everything
A friend of mine asked me to help her make some pillow covers as a gift for a friend who has everything she needs. Anyone who has been camping with a loved one, knows how much fun it can be, and how stressful the planning could be.
To make this easy gift, I used a pre-made pillow cover and applied iron-on vinyl with my Cricut EasyPress 2. This “Sorry For What I Said When we Were Trying To Park The Trailer” pillow makes me laugh because I know I’ve been there!
To make this Camper inspired pillow cover, you will need:
- Blank pillow cover
- SVG File – scroll to the very end of this post to download this SVG
- Cricut Explore machine
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Iron-on vinyl (I used Navy)
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Cricut EasyPress 2 (I used the large size for this project)
After cutting out the image (don’t forget to mirror before cutting!), weed the vinyl and place it on the premade pillowcase. (Here are my favorite places to get blank products to use for iron-on projects). Pre-heat the Cricut EasyPress 2 according to the suggested material settings in the EasyPress settings guide. I love the large 12 x 10 size because I can press the entier image in one press, perfect for pillow cases or even larger projects!
EasyPress vs EasyPress 2
Looking for more information on the EasyPress machines? Wondering which one to buy or what features you need? Check out my comparison here: