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Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes: Create a Fun DIY Sleep Mask Using Color Chimp Essentials Heat Transfer Vinyl {+ a FREE Hand Lettered Cut File}

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - MainIf the freezing temps and gray days have you saying, "Wake me up when it's Spring!" then you're going to love today's project!

We're walking you through how to DIY a fun, custom sleep mask that is perfect for gifting to your BFF, sister, mom, or even yourself (we know you work hard, girl. Treat yo' self)! We're using our Color Chimp Essentials heat transfer vinyl and this month's hand-lettered SVG cut file from Bossy Brushstrokes. Let's get started!

You’ll need:

Step 1: Design 

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - Design Space 1

Upload the SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your sleep mask.  We sized our file to 2" tall.

Step 2: Cutting

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - HTV on Mat

Apply your vinyl to your mat, being sure to place the carrier sheet side towards your mat (the shinier side). You can peel back a tiny corner of the material to see which side is the plastic carrier sheet if you're having trouble telling just by looking. You will want to cut your design in reverse, so remember to select the "Mirror" option in Design Space.

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - Design Space Mirror

*REMINDER: There is nothing worse than wasting vinyl! Always double check your settings BEFORE you cut!*

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Cut HTV

Step 3: Weeding

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - Ready to weed

After your machine has finished cutting, remove the HTV from your mat.

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Weeding 1

Use your weeding tools to remove all of the excess material. Don't forget to remove all of the smaller pieces (like the insides of the letters) too! 

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Weeding 2

When you're finished weeding, you should be left with this: 

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - Weeded Design

Step 4: Place Your Design

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Place Design

Now that you have your design weeded, you're ready to place it on the sleep mask and press it. 

Step 4: Press Your Design

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Ready to Press

Since we're working with Color Chimp Essentials, we pressed with medium pressure for 5 seconds at 320 degrees. Be sure to follow the pressing instructions for the brand and type of heat transfer vinyl you're working with because it can vary from brand to brand and with different types of fabrics.

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Press

Step 5: Peel away your carrier sheet and enjoy!

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask - Peel Carrier Sheet

We don't know about you, but we're just about ready to put this baby on and keep it there until spring! 

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Complete 1

Craftey + Bossy Brushstrokes Color Chimp Essentials HTV DIY Sleep Mask Complete 2

As always, we love seeing what you create so if you give this project a try be sure to share a picture in the comments below, or over on social media using the hashtag #GetCraftey! Arlena will be back next month with another gorgeous (and always free!) hand-lettered design and in the meantime, head over to BossyBrushstrokes.com to check out all her work and be sure to follow her on Instagram.

Head on over to the Craftey shop to find all of the materials we used in this project, including our Color Chimp Essentials heat transfer vinyl.

And if you're looking for more project ideas, inspiration or free cut files head over to the Craftey Community site and join in on the fun!


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