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While scrolling through former projects from years past the other day it hit me, I have hardly any fall themed projects on my site. How do I never seem to post anything fall? It’s one of my favorite times of the year, Christmas is actually my favorite…but fall is a very close second. So I decided to rectify that with these easy-to-make and cute DIY Thanksgiving Tea Towels.
For a while now I’ve been meaning to make more custom tea towels, especially after these DIY Christmas Tea Towels I made a few years ago were such a hit. This time I decided to switch things up a bit and instead of painting the designs on using a freezer paper technique I wanted to use heat transfer vinyl. These towels are mostly for looks but they do also hold up super great with washing. I was able to find the blank tea towels at Walmart, it’s a package of 5 for about $4.
I’ve been finding any excuse to get my new Cricut Maker out, so this was perfect. You might remember last month I shared this Cricut Maker VS Cricut Explore Air 2 Cutting Machines comparison post to hopefully help any of you who are on the fence about what machine to buy. If you haven’t had a chance to read it and are wondering why to buy the Cricut Maker be sure to check it out.
When I was designing these tea towels I knew I wanted them to have simple graphics and bold fonts like the Christmas version I did a few years ago. So I chose two designs that could be repeated for two of the towels that made me think Thanksgiving – pies, and wishbones for the win. The other two I designed fun Thanksgiving sayings.
Once I designed all the images for my towels I uploaded the images to Design Space. Turned them into cuttable files, then cut them from black iron-on vinyl.
When it came time to weed the vinyl I was quick to grab one of my new favorite tools the Cricut BrightPad. It makes seeing all the details when weeding so much easier, especially the smaller more I intricate details.
Time to iron! For reals guys, this new EasyPress is such a dream to use. I just set the temperature to 305* for 30 seconds. I held the easy press on the designs for 2 x 30-second timers. Once done I set the towel aside and let it cool completely. Peel away the clear cover from the vinyl when it’s completely cooled and go slowly. If for some reason you have a spot that didn’t adhere well go back over with the EasyPress – being sure to cover vinyl with a thin piece of the blank tea towel first.
Note: When using these towels be sure to not set hot pots and pans directly onto the vinyl. Wash like normal for cleaning, and hang to dry.
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