Today I’m excited to be partnering with Expressions Vinyl and thrilled to be sharing some fun projects I’ve been up to using their Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl! All opinions are my own.
awhile too long since I’ve shared a crafty project here on the blog. I’ve been creating, but I haven’t had the time to write out tutorials. If you love personalized items, endless possibilities and easy DIY projects Expressions Vinyl heat transfer vinyl is for you! I will show you how easy it is to use Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl, and different project ideas you can make with it. Below are my easy step by step instructions on how to use their Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl, and FYI you don’t need a cutting machine!
Heat transfer vinyl is an easy, easy, easy – did I mention easy! – way to personalize clothing.
How cute our these “m” shirts I made for Maggie and Mia?
When we found out we were having another baby girl, I knew I wanted her to have the same initials as Maggie. When Mia joined our family the name “m & m girls” just stuck, so I love that they requested “m’s” for their tanks!
STEPS: HOW TO USE HEAT TRANSFER VINYL
What You’ll Need:
Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl: This comes with a heat activated adhesive on one side, and a clear carrier sheet that provides a way to keep everything intact until application on the other side. There are several varieties to choose from: smooth, flocked or glittery. For the girl’s shirts above I used Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl in Jade from Expressions Vinyl, which you can get here.
Some way to cut your vinyl. For this project I used a sticker as a stencil and scissors. You can use a cutting machine, or even an exacto knife will work!
Something to transfer your vinyl onto
Step by Step Instructions:
Step 1. Choose and cut out your design. You pretty much need a template/stencil or feel free to free hand a design! If you have a machine that’ll cut it for you, get that baby going! In my case it was the letter m. Since mine was a sticker I didn’t have to cut it out, I just left the sticker backing intact so I could use it as a stencil.
Step 2. Place your Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl shiny side down. Trace your image onto the vinyl. IMPORTANT STEP: All cuts will need to be mirrored (flipped) as you are cutting it from the reverse side. See my example below. After tracing it, cut it out.
Step 3. Lay your transfer design on your item you are transferring to. Place it exactly how you want it to appear as the finished product. Now, get out your iron and turn it to the cotton setting. Pre-heat for 3 seconds, then apply firm pressure at 325°F for 10-15 seconds.
Step 4. Last step is to gently peel the clear sheet off while it’s still hot. Now step back and admire you’re finished product! I love it! Seriously, it’s so easy and fun you guys! Try it and I know you’ll be hooked! There’s so many more fun projects I can’t wait to do now that I’ve done a couple!
Using the steps above I also customized my swim bag with “H2O” using the same Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl as the “m” on the girl’s tanks.
So fun right?! Have you tried Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl before? What would you customize? What would it say?