Have you ever been bored? I mean, REALLY bored: the kind of boredom that makes you eat eight cupcakes and feel annoyed in the corner, glaring at your friends and relatives and wishing they’d leave already? This is the dread of parties—and something that doesn’t happen at mine. You know why? I know how to engage people. I know which games to play, and which arts and crafts to create, and I’ve tried enough of them to figure out which ones people like the most. When you pick the right ones, you can’t go wrong!
I discovered the potential of the “arts and crafts” table while throwing a baby shower for a great girlfriend. Of course, in deciding which to plan, I was half-curious about peoples’ creative sides after one or two glasses of champagne. But all joking aside, this event couldn’t have gone better allowing the new mom to take home some fun (if novice-made) crafts for keepsakes, and even a few to use for the new baby.
- Fabric Transfer Paper for your specific printer (I used Jolees Easy Image Transfers)
- Scribble pops fabric paint
- Tulip fabric markers
- Clothespins / Clothes Hang Rope String
- Onesie and or bibs
- Iron and table
- Some muscles
To begin, I opened up my software Photoshop CS5 and created a 4×6 inch document. I dragged the image that I found that was appropriate for this shower, or you can go to my website and download any of my designs if you dont have a program to design an image. https://www.teresashpizear.com/product-category/iron-on-vinyle-transfers/
Once you are finished creating your design, the most important step is to flip your design horizontally! Below is a screen shot using Photoshop CS5.
Go to your Edit menu and scroll down to Transform, then select Flip Horizontally and Viola!
The next step is to print your design! When you purchase the fabric transfer paper, make sure you buy the paper that works with your printer.
Now comes the fun part!!
- Grab a onesie and pick a vinyl iron on.
- Cut the vinyl iron on as close as you can to the design.
- Position vinyl on onesie, plastic side up.
- Place a piece of white fabric over the vinyl.
- Press firmly, while constantly moving the iron over the cloth for 10-15 seconds.
- Remove cloth and plastic backing.
Have a separate table available for ironing. I don’t recommend an ironing board, because it isn’t firm enough to get a good press. You can use a small table and add a cloth on it. I recommend using a new iron or an iron dedicated to crafting, that doesn’t have water inside. I also recommend cutting up pressing cloths to use over the vinyl, so as not to dirty the onesie.
Once your design is set, move your shirt from the ironing board to cool. Carefully peel off the backing to reveal your new design! If you want to add a few last touches to your design, there are Iron-On Rhinestones, Scribble pops fabric paint and Tulip fabric markers. I used the pop up paint to fill in the hearts.
The possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have fun!