Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • Rainbow Feet

    What better way to walk then with rainbows on your feet? This is a project I have wanted to do for ages and ages and I am so pleased with the final look of them!! But now - NO SHOES ARE SAFE from iron-on vinyl.

    I wonder how long it will be till every pair of my trainers has been attacked with some kind of Happy Fabric Heat Transfer Vinyl?

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    This is quite a tricky project so you may need to make sure you are super prepared before starting out. Make sure you have everything you need to hand and then you should be fine.

    What you will need…

    htv on hi-tops DIY set

    Step 1

    Pre-heat your iron to 150 degrees.

    Step 2

    With the corner of your card, begin to draw your rainbow shape to fit into the space on the side of your trainer. When you are happy with the shape, draw in the lines to represent the different colours of vinyl.

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    Step 3

    Once you are happy with the proportions of the different stripes you can cut them out and use them as a stencil for cutting out your vinyl’s.

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    Step 4

    Trace around the template on the back of the vinyl colour, and make sure you draw it out twice, one to be flipped over. This is for the other shoe. The cut them out ready for placing onto the shoe.

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    Step 5

    Stuff your trainer with a tea towel so the surface area that you are about to vinyl is a good solid surface to apply the vinyl’s too. Give the area a pre-press with the iron.

    Step 6

    Layout your vinyl’s on the trainer just to check you are happy with the placement of them all before starting to press them into place.

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    Step 7

    Once you are happy with the placement, take the smallest part of the rainbow and carefully cover with the greaseproof paper. This is the tricky bit. You may need to hold the grease proof paper with your thumb from the hand which goes inside the trainer. Use your fingers inside the trainer with layers of the tea towel between to help protect against the heat. Push against the pressure of the iron to help fuse the HTV into place.

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    Step 8

    Continue this step with all your different colours of the rainbow.

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    Step 9

    Remove the tea towel and slip the rainbow’ed beauties onto your feet. They are like your very own ruby slippers except they are rainbow adored trainers. Hehehe!

    Instead of walkin’ on sunshine, you will be walkin’ on a rainbow.

    Try with HappyGlitter or any of our other iron-on vinyl's. Check out our Instagram story highlights to see the whole project unfold.

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  • 3D ARROW CUSHION

    DIY cushion step tutorial

     

    Hi everyone, it’s Hayley with a new project to add a bit of sparkle to your home! Perfect for valentines but also for all year round to add a little bit of love to your home. These can be added in any of our heat transfer vinyl colours so you can create a neutral colour cushion or a bright colour pop!

    What you will need:

    Step 1:

    Firstly I created an arrow template, which I used to draw around to get the same arrow shape. I drew 15 arrows on the back of the black flex vinyl and 15 on the back of the silver glitter vinyl.

    Tip: Make sure you cut all the pen marks off to avoid the pen transferring to the fabric.

    Step 2:

    I then pressed the cushion with an iron to create a smooth surface and to take the moisture out of the fabric. Now the first black arrow can be placed onto the cushion where you would like it.

    Tip: I started from the corner first and worked my way across.

    Step 3:

    Put greaseproof paper on top and press with the iron for 10 seconds - try to avoid moving the iron up and down. The plastic carrier topping can then be peeled away while warm.

    Tip: Carefully pull away the plastic carrier.

    Step 4:

    Add the glitter vinyl arrow on top of the black arrow in a staggered position. Then add greaseproof paper and press this again with an iron for 10 seconds. Then peel off the plastic carrier while hot.

    Step 5:

    Press all the other black arrows in place and then the glitter arrows.

    Yay your cushion is finished! Add this to a stack of comfy cushions for a LOVE-ly touch to your home.

    DIY cushion step tutorial

    - HappyFlex black vinyl
    - HappyGlitter silver vinyl

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