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How to Embellish a Shirt with Iron on Transfers and Puffy Paint

An iron-on transfer and a little puffy paint can easily spiff up an otherwise plain shirt. The puffy paint gives the transfer a little added dimension, so it’s not just flat, and it also helps prevent the edges of the transfer from peeling off the shirt. If your transfer has words on it, be sure to flip the transfer mirror image (so the words are backward) when you print it out. That way when you transfer it to the shirt, it will read correctly. This is a great project to do with kids (letting the adults handle the ironing part of course).

Iron on templates (Available as a free download in my patterns vault: https://thewoodlandelf.com/free-sewing-patterns-and-prop-templates)
1 sheet of iron-on transfer paper (https://amzn.to/2P4rcvw)
A plain shirt
Iron (on dry heat)
Puffy Paints – I used Black (https://amzn.to/2qrTOF0) and Neon Orange (https://amzn.to/2zW3Zsw)

Hope you enjoy this video. If you have any questions or requests for future tutorials, feel free to leave me a comment below. I post a new cosplay tutorial every Thursday and a new crafting tutorial every other Monday, so check back next week for more DIY goodness.

*** The materials listed above are the products I actually used for this project. I find that people often want to know exactly what I use, so I’ve started including exact links when I can find them. However, it’s simply meant as a guide and you can substitute with whatever comparable brands/products you might have available in your own area. Also some of the links may be affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission from the company if a sale is made. It doesn’t cost you any extra; it’s just a simple way to help support my work on this channel. (I just figured, hey, as long as I was posting the links anyway, I might as well make them affiliate links)



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