OOH! Shiny! Hearts!

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!

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