Bushel and A Peck Pillow

I am finally able to share with you this Bushel and A Peck Pillow, which is one of the very first projects I made with the new Cricut Explore machine. You may remember when I shared with you about how I came to love Cricut’s new machine. I shared with you a sneak peak of this pillow and many of you asked how you could get one for yourself! Well today is that day (and yes…there are STILL no pictures in my photo frames…ha…I give up ;)…


I, for one, particularly LOVE this pillow and project.  My mom used to sing this to us when we were little.  I think that many of you may feel the same way about this fun little song.  So I thought, since I have sung it to my kids, it would be fun to display it in our home.


I simply made a pillow cover using this pillow cover tutorial I have shared with you earlier.  I made it out of a painter’s drop cloth.  I have almost used up that drop cloth now after using it for several pillows and other projects around my home.

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Then, using the Cricut Design Space, I designed this fun phrase from the song and cut it out in vinyl.  You can cut it out in iron on transfer material if you want, but I wanted to stencil the words on so that it had a more faded vintage look to it.  Either way will work great, depending on your own tastes.

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I used the vinyl as a stencil for the pillow and stenciled it on with some black fabric paint.

Be sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard in between the layers of fabric (especially if you use a thinner fabric) so that the paint does not bleed through onto the back of the pillow.


Then after it has dried completely, put your pillow insert in the pillow cover and display in your child’s room, nursery or family room.  Right now it is sitting in our family room.  We had it there for Valentine’s as part of our decor…but I have left it out on display because it makes me happy when I see it.  It is a good reminder of when my babies…were…well babies.  I kinda miss that stage!


One of my favorite things about working with Cricut is that you can now MAKE this EXACT project with the click of one button on your own Cricut Explore Machine.  Seriously…how awesome is that?!

It will cut out exactly how I have it here, or you can change it up a bit to fit the size and needs of your own style.  Want to print it out for a painted sign?  Or put on a blanket?  You can do that too…

And? If you don’t have a new Cricut Explore machine, stay tuned…we have something exciting in the works!

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Is this a phrase you use in your family? If not, I would love to know what phrase or quote you use!


  1. Renee Murphy says

    Oh my goodness. It’s so cool to know that so many mamas sang this to their children. My mom sang it to me all the time and I sang it to my kids. What a great phrase to put on display. Makes me smile remembering my mom.

    • says

      That is why I enjoy having it in my home too….it makes me smile when I see it and remember my childhood and my babies!

  2. Lynn says

    My grandmother used to sing this to me!! I would love one of these pillows, but I don’t have one of those machines….how can I get this pillow??!!!

      • Loretta says

        Love this. Hope you can download the PDF for this. Another favorite phrase that would be great is
        “I Love You to the Moon and Back” I could really stay busy making pillows for both of these. :)

  3. Morgan says

    Love this! My mom always sings this song to my kids. I’m thinking I just found the perfect Mother’s Day gift! =)

  4. Marla Lagoski says

    Do you happen to remember the font used in this project. I can never remember a good font for stenciling. Thank you!!

  5. Connie Grimes says

    My mom used to sing this to us when we were kids too. It immediately put a smile on my face to see this pillow. Anyway you would consider making a pillow cover that I could buy from you. I am not crafty.

  6. Lia says

    My 3 year old would LOVE this pillow (if she could read?) :) We listen to that song a lot!! Love the drop cloth for a pillow case idea too! :)

  7. Loretta says

    True story my last name is Peck, when I was pregnant with my third child I jokingly told my mom and sister that if I had a little girl I would call her Bushalana so I could sing “I love you Bushalana Peck” I didn’t, of course, but I have used the name as her loving nickname over the years.

    • says

      I got it online at Target.com a couple of years ago and have absolutely LOVED it! It is the perfect yellow color. Unfortunately I have not seen it on their site for a while now.

  8. Heather Nichols says

    Hi, this is a very cute and easy idea! My grandmother used to say this to us every time we left :) I don’t have a Cricut though. Could you scan your vinyl stencil into a pdf or word document? Then it could be used as a template to cut a plain piece of vinyl to stencil.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Patti says

    This is adorable!! My mother-in-law always sang this to my babies. Precious memories. I would LOVE to make this for Valentines this year but I don’t have a Cricut. Is the stencil template available in a pdf?

    I am a fan on Facebook, and I always look forward to seeing what you will post next. :-) Thank you for sharing all your creativity and the yummy recipes.

    Blessings from South Texas.

    • says

      Thank you for the sweet comment! I will try to see if I can get it converted to a pdf! I will post it on FB if and when I get it!!

  10. Linda says

    I used to sing this to my kids and now sing it to my grandchildren. I want to make a bunch. I would love a circuit as my old hands don’t cut the letters so good anymore!! I do a lot of appliques so PDF would be great. Love your site!

  11. Afton says

    Is there a way to just download or buy the stencil? I don’t hVe a cricut machine but would love to make this pillow!

  12. Christine Barbato says

    This is so adorable!!! I have an earlier Cricut machine. You mentioned here that you would be posting about how we may be able to make it using older machines. I haven’t been able to find the post. Can you please direct me? Thanks!!!

    • Christine Barbato says

      I forgot to mention, I have the option to use the Cricut Craft Room but not the Design Space.


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