I wasn’t a huge fan of terrazzo tile or the whole terrazzo trend until I started to see the colorful takes on terrazzo. It almost resembles confetti to me and I am ALL about that! This DIY colorful terrazzo throw pillow is my latest terrazzo addition to my home (the first were these) and it adds just the right amount of fun poppy color.
For this project I used heat transfer vinyl, but at the request of several of you, there is no need for an actual vinly cutting machine with this project! Woohoo! Just plain old scissors are all you need.
-Heat transfer vinyl (any brand or colors work, just choose the colors you want for your pillow)
-Throw Pillow case (this one is from IKEA)
-Iron and a teflon sheet or pressing cloth (basically just a thin piece of cotton fabric)
Begin by cutting out asymmetrical and abstract geometric shapes. You want to vary the sizes of the pieces and have them range anywhere from 1/2″ to 2″ in diameter. I found it best to add the pieces to my pillow as I went to get a good layout and variety of pieces that fit together.
Once you have all your pieces cut out, lay a teflon sheet over the vinyl and iron it onto the pillow case. Make sure that the vinyl is face down and the side with the plastic baking is facing up before you iron! You will want to give the vinyl firm pressure with the iron for 20-30 seconds before moving on. Do this across the entire span of the pillow case, moving the pressing sheet as you go.
Once ironed and cooled, check to see if the vinyl is adhered by peeling off the plastic baking. If they lift up or have bubbles in the vinyl, repeat the ironing process. Once the vinyl is well adhered, remove the plastic backing. At this point, you may want to place the teflon sheet over the exposed vinyl and iron again. This will help set the vinyl into the fabric pillow case. Once the fabric is cooled and the vinyl is set, add your pillow insert and toss into your favorite chair or on the couch.
What do you think? Are you on the terrazzo bandwagon yet? As long as it looks like confetti, I am down!