This year, I had only 2 days to make stuff for the boys' parties. We had decided to spend the day at the water park with some friends but I wanted to craft a few things to make the day extra special.
Last year, I personalized the shirts using freezer paper which worked really well. The paint that I used stayed on after numerous washes so I was pleased with that method.
This year, I decided to try using Heat Transfer and I used a few of their favorite images from Slugterra and Planes.
What you need :
- Heat Transfer Sheets : I used printable heat transfer material for light fabrics
- Ink Jet Printer : Mine is a Canon Pixma
- t shirt
- an iron and an ironing board
- an idea
1. I found some Slugterra images online and then proceeded to arrange them in Adobe Illustrator. You can lay them out in Microsoft Word if you don't have Illustrator. It'll work too.
2. Invert the images and print them onto the Heat Transfer Sheets.
3. Cut out the images.
4. Lay the images on the t shirt facing downwards.
5. Place a clean cloth over it and iron until the heat transfer is fixed. (Check your heat transfer pack for instructions on the duration).
6. Leave it to cool and then gently remove the paper.
I was pretty happy with how they turned out. The kids popped the shirts on when they changed out of their swim attire and it was much easier spotting them as we left the park.
It took me a day to design, print, cut and iron the images for 8 shirts. Have you tried Heat Transfer on shirts before? If so, which brand do you like?
On my second day of party prep, I printed tattoos for the kids which was a really fast and easy project. I can't wait to show you how.