I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have a weakness for all things vintage and retro! I love bright colors, too, so I combined my two crushes into this fun, bright project: viewfinder pillows!
I have very fond memories of squinting into a View Master and seeing images of my favorite cartoon characters and shows. As an homage to this retro “icon”, I made my own fabric viewfinder with images of my favorite people, my four kids.
(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am delighted to be part of the design team!)
Supplies: (click on the link to see the exact item I used)
- Silhouette machine
- Viewmaster cutting file
- Iron on Paper
- Silhouette Interfacing
- Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade
Step one: Open the file in the Silhouette Studio program. (If you don’t have a Silhouette, you cut use a die cut or print and trace to make your own template.) Use the viewfinder outline to resize and position each photo into a square. Print the photos onto the iron-on paper.
Step two: Iron the interfacing onto the fabric. Use your Silhouette to cut the shape from the fabric.
Step three: Trim the photo print out, remove the plastic backing, and place it on the pillow. Put the fabric viewfinder on top. Cover both with the paper that comes in the iron on pack, and iron.
For the second pillow, simply iron the interfacing onto various colors of fabric, cut with the Silhouette, and iron on! Isn’t it a fun kaleidoscope of color?
My kids all got a kick out of these pillows, especially the one with their pictures. My two year old likes to carry it around the house, point at all the pictures, and name who he sees. This would make a fun photo gift for family members, don’t you think?