DIY Candy Jar: Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl to Glass

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - MAIN

In this post, Alison from Simply Alison is walking you through how to add Color Chimp Heat Transfer Vinyl to glass! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!

I was cleaning out the kitchen and noticed an eyesore on top of my refrigerator. It was a Ziploc bag full of candy. I have nothing against Ziploc bags, but I wanted to display the candy in a more decorative way. I headed to the dollar store and saw the cutest jar that would be perfect for this little DIY. Follow along to make one for yourself! Head to the dollar store and pick up a jar or whatever you'd like to put your candy into.

Supplies needed:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Supplies

Step 1:

Upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space and resize. For mine, I resized it to 2.9 x 1.8. Your sizing may be different if your jar is bigger. Make sure you measure and size to your jar.

Step 2:

Highlight all of the text and click weld. Now you are ready to place your HTV on the mat.

Step 3:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - vinyl on mat

Make sure to place the shiny side down on the mat and MIRROR YOUR IMAGE! You'll see the option to mirror the image once you click make it.

Step 4:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Ready to cut

Before cutting set your machine to the 'Iron-on' cut setting.

Step 5:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Weeding

Weed the outside so that the lettering is the only thing left. Don't forget to take out the spaces in letters like e, o and d.

Step 6:

Turn on your iron and use the highest heat setting.

Step 7:

Make sure to clean your glass with rubbing alcohol so there are no oils or dirt keeping the HTV from sticking.

Step 8:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Place

Apply the lettering to your glass. The HTV doesn't like to stick to glass, so if you want you can use a small piece of tape to keep it in place.

Step 9:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Apply

Use the iron to go over each letter. Please be very careful, as the iron is HOT! Press each letter with the iron.

Step 10:

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Peel

Start taking off the clear cover and make sure the HTV is sticking to the glass. If it hasn't, put the clear cover back over the lettering and add more pressure and heat.

Craftey Let Them Eat Candy HTV on Glass - Complete

Now add some candy and show off that cute new candy jar!

We love to see your work, so if you give this project a try, be sure to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging @GetCraftey and @SimplyAlisonWagner! To learn more about Alison and see some of her beautiful work, be sure to check out her website!


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