Did anyone else immediately move Filth Wizardry's recent tutorial to the tippity top of their 'must-try' list? I was staying off of most craft blogs last week because I was trying to get things done for the boys' party. But then my friend sent me a link and I just had to peek--because it was for DIY iron-ons! I did manage to wait until the day after the party before I tried it. And yes, such restraint was hard for me. I'm just not a particularly patient person.
For my first go, I decided to embellish a kitchen towel. I figured it would be a good test on how it holds up in the wash. Go to Filth Wizardry's genius site for the full tute. But here's my shorthand version:
First, I asked Leo what home meant to him. He said "love." That boy can melt me, my goodness. We wrote it down, then I reverse-traced it with a red sharpie onto a scrap of plastic (a ziploc plastic bag).
I placed it on the kitchen towel, covered it with parchment paper, and ironed it with a hot, dry, iron.
It took a fair amount of pressure to make it adhere, especially around the edges. But adhere it did. And I really liked how it turned out. We'll see if it holds up!
I then decided to try out some other plastic packaging...
Totally cheesy design, I know. But I really don't have much plastic to pick from around here (these scraps were left over from water bottles bought for the boys' party). Cannot wait to experiment more--stay tuned.