I needed a couple quick neighbor gifts, and since it's so close to Valentine's Day, I thought I would make some heartfelt (pun intended!) gifts. You can never go wrong with a White Flat Weave Kitchen Towel decorated up for the holidays. I have a wonderful stash of DecoSparkle HTV (heat transfer vinyl) so it was easy to pluck out the pretty red, pink and silver I needed.
I pulled up a heart design in my Silhouette Studio software and sized the heart to be 2.5" wide. Then I cut a couple hearts out of each color (red, pink, silver). I decided on a vertical placement on the towel. That's where it got a little tricky. I used my Heat Tape, which I could NOT live without. See how I positioned all the hearts and then held them in place while I moved them to the heat press?
You really need a teflon pressing sheet when you go to press it. It protects the towel from being scorched by the heat press. I also HIGHLY suggest a pressing pillow to place under the towel. It helps you get a REALLY strong press and get a really nice transfer.
I had the heat press set to 325 degrees and pressed for only about 12 seconds. The DecoSparkle really transfers fast and doesn't need a long press time. Here's a close-up of the finished towel. Look at all that sparkle!
I wanted to give more than just a towel, so I cut out 4 hearts measuring about 1.75" wide and cut out a set. I followed the same process for pressing them onto a set of 4 cocktail napkins. Too cute!
Here's a list of supplies and where I got them. (Some of them are affiliate links, which means we get a small commission for any sale made through these links. But they are all products we bought and used and highly recommend--all opinions are our own).
--Solid Flat Weave Towels can be found here
--Linen Cocktail Napkins can be found here
--Deco Sparkle (Pink, Red, Silver)
--simple heart .svg for your vinyl cutting machine
--Teflon pressing sheet can be found here
--Teflon pressing pillows can be found here
Now get to sparkling!