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DIY Valentine's Day Kisses Sweater Using Heat Transfer Vinyl & Cricut

DIYChloe | Boxwood Ave.13 Comments
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography|
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Well, that's the story of my life. Can anyone relate!? I am on a constant hunt for "I can make that" projects. So when I saw a kisses sweater on Pinterest, a little DIY light bulb popped up over my head. I can totally make that! 

So I ordered a sweater, and some HTV, and waited. When my supplies arrived, I was so excited to get started. I purchased a set of kisses graphics and began to make. The sweater was about $35, the HTV about $20 and the graphic $5. This became a very expensive sweater. Luckily, I've found some really great sweater alternatives below (some for as low as $5), so that you don't feel bad about tackling this project. 

DIY Valentine's Day Sweater

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Supplies: 

Step 1: Download the kisses graphic, open the file and select which set you'd like to use. Open up the Cricut design software, and create a new project. 

Step 2: Select 'upload image' and upload the kisses file you selected. Add this image as a cut file rather than a print and cut. Once uploaded, insert the image into the design space. Resize to your desired size (mine are about 2"x1.5"), and copy and paste enough times to fill up a 12x12 piece of vinyl. 

Step 3: Cut the vinyl. This takes a while, so while you're waiting - make some of this

Step 4: Once the vinyl is finished being cut, you can add more vinyl and cut more lips, or get started on the transfer process. 

DIY heat transfer sweater for Valentine's Day from boxwoodavenue.com
DIY heat transfer sweater for Valentine's Day from boxwoodavenue.com

Step 5: To transfer: peel off the excess vinyl around the lips, and weed out any little pieces with tweezers. : ) 

DIY heat transfer sweater for Valentine's Day from boxwoodavenue.com
DIY heat transfer sweater for Valentine's Day from boxwoodavenue.com

Step 6: Once all of your kisses are ready to go, begin transferring. Follow the directions on the package for best results! 

For reference - I used about 18 sets of kiss marks! I did notice that they were beginning to peel a little, so I would suggest using a cotton based sweater - I've linked a few above! Also make sure you buy iron on vinyl!

Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography|
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]
Make this sweater for Valentine's Day! A cute Valentine's Day craft using Cricut from Boxwood Avenue [Gagewood Photography]

There's so much more I'd love to share with you!