follow Today's Creative Blog on Pinterest

Home Decorating with Iron On Transfers

I have declared myself the queen of iron on transfers. Home Decorating with Iron On Transfers makes it easy to change things up for each season, inexpensively and quick.

Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Home Decorating with Iron On Transfers

I’ve done pillows for the holidays, dish towels , book bags and now I’m doing this dining room linen table runner for summer.

I love bees and I love linen. I found this simple linen table runner on sale and knew I had to add my own mark, add my own personal style. I thought it would be perfect for my distressed Kathryn Hepburn table!  (yes, she once owned it!)

How To Decorate with Iron On Transfers

Supplies Needed:

  • Iron On Transfer Sheets
  • Graphic
  • Iron
  • Item you’re placing the graphic on

For your convenience – Clicking on the images will take you to Amazon.

 

I use either Jolee’s or Avery’s Iron on transfer papers.  Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

I find them at my local craft or office supply store. I’ve never experimented with the transfer sheets for dark colors, but I have tried using a dark colors transfer sheet on light colors and it does not work. It’s a complete different method. You’ll need the iron on transfer sheets for light colors for this project.

I find all my graphics from Karen at The Graphics Fairy. Bee Graphic from TheGraphicsFairy.comI’m sure there are others out there, but I know I’ll find something I like on her site. And it’s free and simple to download.  I searched for insects and botanicals, not really knowing which I wanted. When I saw the bee, I was sold. It was simple, not overly busy and timeless.

Following the directions on the iron on transfer sheet package, print out your image. Trim your graphic and place face down on the item you want to transfer it too.

Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

 

Apply a hot iron with NO STEAM. Press and iron firmly. I iron firmly for about 30 seconds. If you’re working with material that may have polyester in it, watch for over doing it. The fabric will turn yellow (burnt).

After you’re finished, let it cool. This is when I have a hard time leaving it alone. I want to see it NOW! But I’ve learned that the image is applied better when allowed to cool. Plus……..you don’t burn your fingers, because that paper is super hot.

When it’s cool, gently peel the paper away from your material.

Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Look at that! I never get tired of it! The possibilities are endless on where you can use this method.

Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

 

I created a set of napkins too using a Rose or Peony graphic.  So simple.

Home Decorating with Iron on Transfers | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

For your convenience – Clicking on the images will take you to Amazon. These links have my referral affiliate code, which means if you choose to purchase, I will receive a very very very small %. Even though it’s very very very small, the FTC requires me to tell you. 

Are you following me on Pinterest? 

Kim

Kim

Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
Kim

Kim

Kim
Kim

Kim

Kim

Latest posts by Kim (see all)

Comments

  1. says

    Great suggestion! I love your ideas and had no idea how simple and affordable iron-on transfers could be. My wheels are turning about all the options for my house and for making gifts for others! I’ll be pinning this idea for later.