QUICK AND EASY Christmas Gifts ::: Metallic Onesies
New babies in the family?
No time for a SERIOUS handcrafted gift that takes hours?
You can still make a custom gift with baby in mind!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY onesies:
- Metallic Iron-on Transfer (Mom and Dad Rocks)
- Snuggle Bunny and Monkey Business Iron-on Transfer
- Your Choice of Iron-on Transfer
- Hard Surface
Directions:It is very important to have a hard surface under the cloth you are transferring onto. A cushioned ironing board will not work! I simply use a leftover cabinet door from IKEA, but any piece of solid wood will work! Lay your clean, dry material on the hard surface and smooth out any wrinkles.
Cut around the transfer, but make sure you don't clip any of the actual image.
This is just to give you a better idea of how to space the image once you place it on the shirt.
Time to iron! Make sure your iron is hot before starting the transfer (I used the 'cotton' setting). Maintain even, strong pressure for 60-90 seconds. Make sure not to let the transfer shift by pressing down on the iron and not directly sideways. 60-90 seconds is longer than you might think! Make sure to time it or else the transfer won't come off perfectly.
I peeled a little from the top, then a little from the bottom, then finished with the center portion for the best release.
For the snuggle bunny onesie, I centered the "snuggle bunny" on the front and then when turned around, the "monkey business" was on the rump.
The same basic process is used, but I found the metallic iron-ons take a tad more time
than the 90 seconds to transfer and need to be peeled even more slowly than the basic transfers.
Check out the FULL SELECTION of TRANSFERS at Consumer Crafts and get that iron heated up!
Want to make your own designs? THIS IRON ON TRANSFER is a good option!
12 Days till Christmas!