Emojis, emoticons, smileys, smiley icons or whatever you like to call them – are here to stay. They’ve become the go-to replacement for many written words. Plus, they are trendy and we use them almost everyday to communicate with friends and family, sometimes even with colleagues. In certain cases, this fun and quick way to send messages is perhaps more effective than banal words and phrases. For example, a :p at the end of a sentence could imply that the person is fooling around, and an upside-down emoticon could signify irony.

And now, emojis have become the face of many accessories too. You see emoji mugs, bumper stickers, magnets, teeshirts, bags, soft toys, badges, cards, frames and stationery everywhere. One of the most popular emoji accessories is the emoticon pillow. I saw them at Walmart and a couple of other stores too.

img_5274And as easy as it is to buy them, it’s even easier and should I say challenging to make them yourself. They make for awesome gifts! Hand-made emoji pillows are the perfect toys for children too. here’s a video of me making emoji pillows for Cartini scissors. Making them is really easy and this step-by-step video will show you just how. You will need basic craft material which is easily available. Hope you like the video and try making these at home yourself.

I created a step-by-step guide on how to create these smiley cushions at home. The DIY video is part of a series I did for Cartini scissors, a Godrej brand.

Here’s a video of me making the emoticon pillows.

You will need basic craft material which is easily available. Hope you like the video and try making these at home yourself.

What you need:

Scissors – Try Cartini, they are pretty sharp and sleek
Yellow, red, black and white felt cloth
A glue gun
Some polyester stuffing
Cloth pencil
Determination
A person you want to gift the pillow to :p

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