All That Glitters Is Gold

I sat down one evening and started cutting out hearts from all the beautiful sparkly HTV (heat transfer vinyl) I had in my stash.  I LOVE the way I've been seeing gold and silver mixed in to everyday living, and especially on pastels.  So I pulled my favorite pastel Solid Flat Weave Towels off the shelf and heat pressed these gorgeous hearts!

Here's the short and sweet list of supplies and the super easy instructions:

--Cotton Flat Weave Towels you can find here

--Glitterflex Ultra Heat Transfer Vinyl in Light Gold from www.crystaleyecandy.com

--Heart design for your vinyl cutting machine (we use Silhouette Cameo)

--Pressing Pillow (this is optional, but extremely helpful for getting a really nice transfer)  You can find the pressing pillows here:  ProWorld Pressing Pillows

--Teflon Pressing Sheet - A must-have for heat tranfer applications!  Available here

Instructions:

Cut the hearts out of the glitter HTV.  I cut mine to be 4.5 inches wide if you would like to copy what I did.  Determine which end of the towel is the bottom side (there's a hanging tab on the top, so you want to make sure to put the design on the bottom half).  If I'm doing the same design on multiple towels, I line up all three towels next to each other and make sure I position the design at the same spot across all three so they look the same.  You can use Heat Tape to hold the designs in place--love this product!

Making a "towel sandwich", layer a pressing pillow down onto the heat press, put the towel on top of it, and a teflon pressing sheet on top to protect the towel during the transfer. 

Transfer the design.  I used heat press settings of 325 degree temp and pressed for about 18 seconds.  I removed the clear carrier sheet from the design, then turned the towel over the pressed again for about another 18 seconds to really pull that vinyl into the towel.

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I couldn't stop at just kitchen towels---I made this ADORABLE onesie!  Now to find a little baby girl to wear it---everyone I know has boys!

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