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DIY Camping Themed Party with Adhesive Vinyl & HTV Projects

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl

Hey everyone! Aubrey here from @projectsilhouette and I'm here to show you a fun project you can do any time of the year! I love camping, but that's not always possible with our busy schedule. Even when it's not summer, you can still get the feel of camping by hosting a party with all sorts of fun outdoor favors and snacks. Want the know-how? Read on!

Supplies:

STEP ONE: Create your design

Open your software (I used Silhouette Studio) and import your designs. I found these from a royalty-free website, and knew they were perfect for my project! 

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl import designs

Since these designs aren't originally an SVG, I need to create my own cut lines. To do this, use the trace function. Move the threshold bar over until all of your design is yellow, then click trace. This will create cut lines.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl Trace Designs

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl cut lines

Now I like to fill in my cut lines with color so I can visualize my designs better. Another tip is to draw a rectangle the size of your muslin bags so you can size your designs accordingly.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl Space Design

STEP TWO: Cut designs

Looking good! Now before we cut, we need to mirror our design since we will be using heat transfer vinyl. Right click and select flip horizontally. 

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl mirror designs

Now move your designs where you need to on the working area, and place your HTV onto the cutting mat, shiny side down. I like to cut several colors at once to save time! Go to cut settings and select smooth HTV and adjust your blade.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl cut settings

Now let your machine get to work!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl cut htv

We are going to do the same thing for our vinyl water bottle decals, but no need to mirror since we use transfer tape. Go to your cut settings and then select vinyl, glossy and adjust your blade.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl cut settings adhesive

Place your adhesive vinyl on your mat (right side up) and cut that as well!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl cut adhesive

STEP THREE: Weed designs

Next, we need to peel off the vinyl that we don't need. This part can be time consuming with intricate cuts, but I find it rather relaxing :)

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl weed HTV

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl weed adhesive

Use a weeding tool or craft tweezers to get the little insides of the designs. Look at those great cut lines!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl tweezer wedding

Now we have both the heat transfer designs weeded, as well as our vinyl water decals! (Look how cute those tiny boot prints are?!)

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl weeded adhesive

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl weeded htv

STEP FOUR: Adhere design onto the material

Let's start with the adhesive vinyl. Grab a piece of transfer tape (I love gridline transfer tape to help keep things straight) and place it directly onto your text.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl transfer tape

Use a scraper tool to push out any bubbles and make sure the tape is adhered.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl use scraper tool

Now turn it over and peel off the paper backing.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl peel backing

It's time for the fun part! Carefully place your vinyl decal onto a bottle of water (I peeled off the labels beforehand) and rub the design onto the bottle. In case these decals got wet, I decided to use permanent glossy vinyl. The downside is you have one shot at placing it onto the bottle...thus why gridline transfer tape is a must!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl place on water bottle

Once you have the design rubbed onto the bottle really well, peel off the transfer tape and voila! Your very own customized bottle of water.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl peel off bottle

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl peel off boot

Let's move on to our fun trail mix treat bags. I love having these blank muslin bags in my craft supplies because I always find a use for them!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl blank bags

Heat up your iron to cotton settings (or follow the manufacturer's guidelines for your heat press) and smooth out the wrinkles on your muslin bags.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl iron blank bag

Now place your HTV designs onto the bag and move them where you'd like.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl place htv on blank bag

Next, place a thin cloth (or a piece of parchment paper) over the designs and press down for 15-20 seconds. Move your iron to the next part and repeat.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl iron on htv

I found this HTV works best with a warm peel. Wait about 20-30 seconds for the bag to cool down just a bit and then carefully peel off the clear carrier sheet. If any of the vinyl starts to come up, place the carrier sheet back down and add some more heat and pressure.

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl peel off carrier

Now we have our cute outdoorsy treat bags all ready to go! I'm loving all the colors!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl finished bag

Put all your bottles in a fun basket, fill your treat bags with trail mix and your party will sure be a hit! These are a perfect idea as party favors, outdoor group activities, kids camps, you name it!

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl finished project 1

Camping Party Adhesive Vinyl Iron on heat transfer vinyl finished project 2

Make sure to visit Craftey.com for more inspiration, amazing prices on products, and don't forget to join the ever-growing community of creators and crafters just like you!!


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