DIY Valentine's Day Kisses Sweater Using Heat Transfer Vinyl & Cricut
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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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.
Step 5: To transfer: peel off the excess vinyl around the lips, and weed out any little pieces with tweezers. : )
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!