I have tried Expressions Heat Transfer Vinyl (ie iron on vinyl) and absolutely LOVE it! So I was really excited to get to play with their Flocked Iron-On Vinyl!
thinks she needs loves to have a t-shirt for every holiday that comes up. To her defense, she probably should wear something green on St. P’s Day and she doesn’t have much green in her wardrobe. So I figured this was the perfect opportunity to create something fun, unique and especially for her for St. Patrick’s Day.
But she is a girl after all, and I couldn’t just incorporate green…she needed pink too. But you can modify this idea and use whatever word and/color suites your child best. I think “lucky” would also be super cute and work for a boy or girl. But here is what we came up with:
You Will Need:
- T-shirt (cotton is best)
- Flocked Iron On Vinyl
- Way to cut your vinyl (Silhouette Cameo, other vinyl cutting machine, or good ole’ fashioned scissors or an exacto knife work as well!)
Here are the Vinyl Colors I used for this project:
First you will need to decide on an image to cut and then cut it. I am lucky enough to have a Silhouette Cameo, so I downloaded a four-leaf clover, chose my font and designed this in the FREE Silhouette Software program.
Next you will want to mirror your image.
With Iron-On Flocked Vinyl, you will notice two different sides to it. One side is shiny, this is your “backing paper” and will face down when cutting your design out. This shiny side is actually your backing paper AND works as transfer paper! Love that! The side that looks matte and a bit frosted will face up.
Once you have your vinyl loaded correctly, cut your image out! (you do not need to use a carrier sheet when cutting this vinyl, but you can if you prefer to, just make sure your machine is set accordingly before you cut.)
Weed off the excess vinyl. Be careful and take your time. This vinyl is a bit harder to weed then traditional vinyl, so you just have to take your time.
Place on your shirt, right side up, and iron on a high setting without steam, for about 30 seconds.
LET THE VINYL COOL COMPLETELY! With regular iron-on vinyl, you can take your plastic backing paper off when it is warm or cold. However, with flocked vinyl, it is recommended that you wait until the area has cooled completely. So once the area is cool, remove the clear backing paper and voila! Your St Patrick’s Day t-shirt is ready to be worn by your cute little ones!
Holy cow!! I LOVE how the Flocked Vinyl turned out! It is such a fun vinyl, I love the fuzzy feel of it and it looks soooo good in person! I think it looks really professionally made too!
I LOVE Flocked Vinyl!!
Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area, and author of the blog Simply Designing.