Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Last weekend I had some more fun with iron-on transfers. I have a lot of little people on Christmas list – 8 to be exact. So to wrap them all up, everyone 5 years old and younger on my list will be receiving their gift in a tote bag.

tote bags 1

As you can see, I used two different designs. One for the boys (only 2 of them) and one for the girls. The designs were created in Word using various fonts and then printed onto iron-on transfer sheets using my inkjet printer. For those of you interested in doing it yourself, the most challenging aspect is figuring out how to reverse the lettering so it will iron on correctly. But even this is not hard to figure out with a few clicks and a little time. Here’s the boy design.

tote bags boy

Font = Mail Art Rubber Stamp

And the girls.
tote bags girl
Font = Typo Upright

All filled up and ready for Christmas.
tote bags filled

In addition, I know that one person on the list has asked Santa for an Easy Bake Oven. Well, perhaps I’m being presumptuous, but I’m assuming he will oblige. So Rykert and I bought a couple of mixes and then I made this apron. More iron-on transfers.
julia's apron
Font = Bewitched
Cupcake = Sugar Coma

I really think that this turned out cute, and may have to make more. All of the tote bags and the blank apron were purchased at Hobby Lobby. The iron-on transfer paper is available just about everywhere – craft stores, Target, office supply stores, etc. One tip – make sure to allow the backing to cool before peeling it off after ironing. This is an important step. I downloaded all of the fonts from dafont.com, and the images are created using wingding-type fonts.

Next time...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

bethc said...

Those look great! What a fabulous idea.

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