Christmas Glitter Pillow

I am kind of going through a glitter phase so I was excited when I got to try out the Tulip Glitter Sheets.  In my mind, the only way I would purchase these were if they could be cut out with my Silhouette Cameo since my cutting skills are a close second to a kindergartner. On the package, it said it worked with most paper punches and die cutters.  While the Silhouette Cameo isn’t exactly a die cutter it does cut dies so I thought I would give it a try.  After many craft fails I finally figured out the key to using these with the Cameo.  Happy, happy, joy, joy!

christmas glitter pillow

My original inspiration came from the Ballard Design Ornament Pillow from the 2010 holiday catalog.  Of course, I put my own IC spin on it though.

ballard designs ornament pillow


Silhouette Cameo

Tulip Fashion Glitter Sheets


Fabric (I used cotton drop cloth)

Repositionable spray adhesive (optional)

Rotary Cutter, Mat and Ruler

Fabric-Tac Glue

needle and thread (optional)

1.  Now here is where I say that you probably should check with the Silhouette Cameo manual to make sure this doesn’t ruin your machine and void your warranty. Moving on…It doesn’t really work to cut out intricate designs.  You have to keep it simple.  I decided to make a glittered ornament pillow and I could only cut out the base of the ornament and not the details.


2.  You must remove the plastic sheeting from your Shimmer Sheets before you try to cut out your shapes.

3. You must have your carrier sheet sticky.  I used some repositionable adhesive spray on mine to give it a good hold.  Then you must burnish the Tulip Glitter sheet down well with the glittered side facing up.

4.  I set my Silhouette settings as follows: Speed 2, Thickness 33, Blade 10, on a double cut.Silhouette Cameo settings

5.  I used some of the ornament designs from the Silhouette Studio store and cut out each shape individually on a separate color of Fashion Glitter (I used Black, Red, Green, Gold and Pewter — from the Primary and Twilight packs)

6. Then I cut out a 13” x 17” piece of drop cloth fabric.  I positioned my Tulip Shimmer Glitter ornament cut out on top of it.

tulip glimmer sheets

7.  Then using a press cloth I ironed each of the ornaments down individually according to manufacturer’s directions.

iron on transfer sheets

8.  Next I purchased some 3/8” champagne colored satin ribbon for the ornament hangar and bow.  I cut out the lengths I needed and then used some Fabric-Tac to glue them in place.


9.  Then I tied up little bows.  I was kind of nervous they would come undone even when glued on so I took and needle and thread and whipped a couple of stitches through the middle of each bow to make sure they were secure.  Then I used the Fabri-Tac to glue then in place.

ornament pillow

10.  Using the hemmed edges of the dropcloth I cut two 11” x 13” piece out and sewed the pillow up with an envelope style closure.

christmas pillow

I love the way these shimmer.  Since the glittered is embedded in the sheets you can’t rub off a single fleck of glitter.  I have this positioned right by the window and I love when the sun shines in and hits this pillow.  It looks beautiful!

I also added some glitter sheets to a canvas tote to make a double wine bag for a gift for my husband’s secretary.  Check out the details!


Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…


Left to right: Christmas Subway Art PillowChalkboard Fabric Silhouette PillowsLucky Pillow with Domed Penny ButtonPottery Barn Nest Knock Off PillowPresidents Day Canvas PillowDefinition of Adventure PillowChristmas Glitter Ornament PillowHome Sweet Home Pillow


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  1. Totally pinned this tutorial and I can’t wait to purchase these glitter sheets and try them out on my Silhouette! So fun.

  2. I wish I had a quick cutz. I love my Silhouette machine to death but sometimes you just need a die cut like that. I think that would work awesome with the glitter sheets.

  3. I love this! I’m pretty sure my hubby got me a Silhouette for Christmas and if so I can’t wait to try the glitter sheets to make something for my daughter! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the tips!

  4. gorgeous cushions.. I would love to invite you for a christmas pillow linky party in my blog. Please do come and join the party with your gorgeous pillow. Thank you

  5. Beckie, Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. I know this is an older post, but I just used it to make a Christmas gift that I know my cousin is going to LOVE. Thanks esp. for the Silhouette settings, I wouldn’t have guessed to use such high cuts and slow speed!

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