Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.

DIY Monogram Pillows Made With A Silhouette

If you have younger siblings, you know they’ll always be your little sister or brother no matter how old they are, right? I’m the oldest of four and my youngest sister just graduated college yesterday! (How is that possible?!) Although she’s now a college graduate and I’m the shortest of all four of us, Molly will always be my little sister ūüėČ When she was a newborn, I actually took her¬†to show and tell in kindergarten ‚Äď how cool is that? I’m pretty sure that made me the coolest kindergartener.

Molly came over to visit the other night and asked if I could help her make gifts for her five college roommates. She knows me well, because of course I jumped at the chance to help out. DIY gifts are my favorite kind of craft project!

She decided to make monogram pillows for each of the girls and pulled into my driveway with a trunk full of throw pillows and a couple rolls of heat transfer vinyl. We were ready for a fun night of crafting!

The DIY monogram pillows turned out so awesome that I wanted to share them with you today. In addition to this project, be¬†sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for more Silhouette inspiration¬†and¬†to enter to win one of two prizes: a Silhouette Cameo 3 and a Silhouette Mint Stamp Maker.¬†Wouldn’t winning one of those prizes make for an amazing Christmas gift to yourself? Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays. This post contains affiliate¬†links for your convenience. See my disclosure¬†here.

DIY Monogram Pillows

Supply List

If you have a Silhouette cutting machine, this project only requires a couple supplies!

1 | Design Lettering Molly and I are both obsessed with fonts, so we spent a while testing out options. We ended up using a font called Magnolia Sky, which¬†is a really pretty cursive font. Once we created the letters in Silhouette Studio, we mirrored them so they would cut out in reverse. This is a very important step when using HTV so don’t forget it! Select your design and then you can use the mirror option to flip it backwards.

2 | Cut Lettering Then we adjusted¬†the cut settings¬†and changed the Silhouette¬†blade setting accordingly. We loaded the heat transfer vinyl into my Silhouette (plastic side facing down).¬†I always do a quick test cut to make sure my blade is set to make a clean cut.¬†Once I’m sure it’s ready to go, I click ‘Send to Silhouette’ and let the cutting begin!

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays. img_6989-copy
3 | Weed Design This was Molly’s first Silhouette experience, so I put her to work weeding all of the letters. She used the hook tool to remove the extra vinyl, leaving the monograms stuck to the clear backing. If you flip it over, you‚Äôll see that your lettering is facing the correct way (see why we mirrored it earlier?).

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.
4 | Iron On Then we centered the monogram on the pillow and stuck the clear plastic onto the pillow to hold it in place. I love using heat transfer vinyl because the clear backing makes it so easy to line everything up.

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.
We firmly pressed the letters onto the pillow and started ironing, using a cloth in between the letter and the iron. After about sixty seconds of ironing, the letters were stuck in place and we slowly peeled the clear backing off, leaving the vinyl monogram stuck in place.

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.
When we finished our DIY monogram pillows, we had a pile of glam pillows ready for Molly to wrap up as gifts and take back to campus. I love how they turned out! I think she chose the perfect throw pillows. The geometric designs are youthful, but the neutral colors make them glam. We decided they will transition well from dorm room to their first apartments after college.

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.

Make these DIY monogram pillows in just a few minutes! This is a really quick Silhouette project that makes personalized DIY gifts perfect for weddings, Christmas, and birthdays.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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Enter to win a Silhouette Cameo 3 Bluetooth Bundle or a Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker! Contest open Dec 12-19, 2016 hosted by the Silhouette Challenge Group.

I hope you liked our DIY monogram pillows! Have a lovely day!
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