How-to: Apply Multiple Colors of Heat Transfer Vinyl

How-to: Apply Multiple Colors of Heat Transfer

In honor of Father’s Day this past Sunday, I wanted to share this cute project I made for my daughter for Valentine’s Day. I think it’s still fitting for Father’s Day.

What you need:
    • cotton dress/shirt
    • heat transfer vinyl decals
      • this project has two different colors black and red but you can add as many colors as you want!
    • iron & ironing board
    • ruler (optional)

Daddys Valentine 2

First, I lined up where I wanted the heat transfer vinyl (HTV) decal on the dress. I like to fold the HTV decal in half to help find where the middle is and then fold the dress in half to match it up. Then I double-checked it using a ruler so that it’s in the middle.

I set the iron to “Cotton” and used medium pressure to push the decal on the dress for about 25-30 seconds. I checked to see if the decal was adheared to the dress. If any part of the decal was not on the dress, I put it back down and ironed over it again. Then I peeled back the clear lining revealing the design on the shirt. TIP: You can use a piece of fabric like a tea towel to lay on top of the decal and clear lining to make sure the lining doesn’t stick to the iron.

Daddys Valentine 3

After the black decal was on the shirt, I took the red HTV decal and lined it up where I wanted it. Then I ironed over top of it, just like I did with the black.  TIP: It is helpful to iron over the entire design and not to move the iron around too much to make sure the decal won’t wrinkle. Once I had the design on the shirt, I pressed the iron on top for about 5 seconds to set the design.

Daddys Valentine 4

The top is done!

I decided to add a small decal on the bottom of the dress:  a red heart HTV decal.

Daddys Valentine 5

Using the same process as above, I applied the little heart to the bottom of the dress.

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I think the small heart on the bottom gives something extra to the dress. For any project like this you can use as many colors of HTV as you want!

Daddys Valentine Final

It’s done! I think it came out so cute and it’s a great outfit for every day. It is really easy to apply more than one color of HTV on a dress or shirt.

If you’re interested in a custom heat transfer vinyl or have any idea for htv, check out my Etsy shop, facebook page or e-mail me directly, I’d love to help you!

How-To: Customize a Soap Dispenser

Soap Dispenser Title

In our kitchen, we’ve always had those boring and inexpensive soap dispensers. So when our last one broke and we had to get a new one, I decided to make it a little more appealing.

This project is super simple and only took me five minutes at the most!

Soap 1

What you’ll need:

  • Hand soap dispenser (I got mine from Target for $0.79)
  • Custom vinyl decal
  • Goo Gone Spray (Optional)

First I took the front label off of the soap dispenser. It left a sticky residue, so I pulled out my Goo Gone Spray and a paper towel and it took it off easily. Then I washed it with some soap to make sure it was clean and dried it thoroughly.

Soap 2 & 3

I peeled back the transfer tape (sticky paper with red lines) making sure the decal is sticking to the transfer tape.

Soap 4

Once it was completely off of the paper, I put the decal on the soap dispenser where I wanted it to be. I pushed down firmly and peeled the transfer tape up, leaving the decal on the hand soap dispenser. TIP: If the decal is still sticking to the transfer tape, put the transfer tape and decal back down and rub it and try to lift again. 

Soap 5

And there it is! Super easy and it adds a little something extra to my kitchen. If you are interested in making your own custom vinyl decal check out my Etsy shop. You can pick from a lot of different colors to match your kitchen. I picked the first letter of my last name for my design but you could design your own cute or funny decal! These decals would work on more fancy soap dispensers as well!