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Make these easy & fun DIY Valentine tea towels to dress up your kitchen for Valentine’s Day or make them as a great gift!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I would show you this simple project to decorate your kitchen or give as a gift with these DIY Tea Towels with Heat Transfer Vinyl for Valentine’s Day with Free cut files! I absolutely love Valentine’s Day! I love the chocolate and the exchanging of gifts! This would make a great gift if you paired it with some Valentine’s Day cookies or placed it in a gift basket with some other goodies!
Here’s everything you will need:
- Tea Towels
- Parchment Paper or thin pillowcase
- Cricut machine
- Weeding tools
- Easy Press2 or Heat press
- Easy Press2 Mat
I used my Cricut machine to cut out my design. If you don’t already have one I highly recommend getting one or you could also use stencils and fabric paint.
First I ironed my towels to remove any wrinkles. Note about tea towels! You will never get all the wrinkles out, that’s just the way that tea towels are! Once I got them ironed out I folded them into thirds.
Measure your towels first across for the width and then height so you know what size to make your design in Cricut Design Space.
Load your designs into Design Space:
Then I loaded my designs into Cricut Design Space and sized them to be the right height and width for my towels. You can find the designs used here.
Next hit make and don’t forget to choose mirror ( always mirror HTV ). It will then ask you to choose your vinyl. Place the shiny side of your vinyl down on the mat, and set the material to ” iron-on” ( or if your using a different type like Glitter or SportFlex, then search the material settings to select the right one. )
Once your design is cut, you will need to weed your design of any extra vinyl.
Here’s how I applied the iron-on to my tea towel:
Heat the EasyPress 2 to 315 ( or to the correct setting for your specialty iron-on.( see this interactive EasyPress guide. ) Place your EasyPress on the towel for 5 seconds to heat it up. this removes any excess moisture, resulting in better results.
Position your design onto your towel. I centered my design and put it 2-3 inches above the bottom of my towel. Don’t forget to place a piece of parchment paper over your design (wax paper will not work). If you don’t have parchment paper, you can also use a thin pillowcase.
With medium pressure, heat the iron-on with the EasyPress for 30 seconds. Flip the towel over and press for 5 seconds. Then peel off the plastic carrier sheet.
Don’t forget to pin on Pinterest so you can find it again!