Tis the season of gift-giving and gathering, two of my favorite things! Kayla here from the Kayla Makes blog and I LOVE any excuse to put together a fun gift basket. Today, I'm showing you how you can throw together a fun and affordable hostess gift in just a few minutes using Craftey’s Color Chimp HTV and adhesive vinyl.
Here's What You Need:
- Craftey Color Chimp Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Oracal 651
- Cutting Machine
- Iron or Heat Press
- Weeding Tool
- Scraper Tool
- Teflon Sheet (optional)
- Blank Tea Towel
- Blank Mug
- Various Gifts (optional)
Step One: Design
Create or upload the design you're using in Design Space and scale it to fit the tea towel. I set my image to 3.5 inches long to fit on a 4-inch wide tea towel. Turn on the mirror setting and select iron-on as the material.
Step Two: Load and Cut
Place the sheet of heat transfer vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny carrier sheet face down and load the mat into the machine. Press the flashing start button and wait for the machine to finish cutting.
Step Three: Weed Image
Remove the excess vinyl from around the cut image.
Use a weeding tool to get the smaller pieces.
Step Four: Iron-On
Use an iron or heat press to preheat the tea towel for a few seconds, then center the weeded design along the bottom edge.
Cover with a Teflon sheet or fabric and press for 15 seconds at 320 degrees.
Color Chimp heat transfer vinyl is a hot peel htv, just don't burn your hands when removing the carrier sheet. I always wait at least 10 seconds.
Repeat the steps above to design, cut and weed the adhesive vinyl for the coffee mug. The only differences will be the material settings (choose vinyl this time) and the vinyl placement on the mat.
Adhesive vinyl should always be placed with the shiny side facing up.
Apply Transfer Tape:
Cut a small piece of transfer tape and use a scraper tool to apply pressure over the design.
Peel the transfer tape away from the paper backing and the vinyl should stick to it. If there are any areas that didn't stick, place it back down and burnish again with the scraper tool.
Place the vinyl on the mug and use your fingers or the scraper tool again to press the decal onto the mug. Remove the transfer tape and you're finished!
I placed the tea towel and coffee mug in a basket and filled it with things I think the hostess will enjoy. Gift baskets are so versatile, change up the quotes on the mug and tea towel and you can easily make it work for any occasion.
Remember, never show up to a party empty-handed and seize every opportunity to Get Craftey!
Be sure to head over to the Craftey shop to find all of the materials used in this project, including our Color Chimp Essentials heat transfer vinyl, Craftey exclusive tool kits, and Oracal 651 adhesive vinyl.
And if you're looking for more project ideas, inspiration or free cut files be sure to visit the Craftey Community site and join in on the fun!