DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Valentine's Day Iron On Transfers

use for T-Shirts or Tote Bags

We gave iron on transfer shirts to all of the birthday party guests at Tasha's 6th party.  To read the whole story and see pictures of the shirts (after 2 years of wash and wear), check here.

You can also use these transfers when sewing your own tote bags or on any cotton, linen or canvas item (aprons, dish towels, bibs, tote bags and t shirts are all items we've made with iron on transfers) 



I'm not going to provide much in the way of directions here.  Just make sure you follow the ones you get with the iron-on transfers very carefully.  We only had trouble peeling the first shirt (we didn't wait long enough).  When it happened, we just put everything back down, ironed it a bit more and you couldn't tell we'd messed up.  All I can say is make sure you wait.

In terms of printing the transfers, you have to figure out if your printer prints on the top or the bottom.  I just printed the word TEST on a scrap piece of paper.  Before printing, I put an X on the front of the paper (face up) and that way, I knew whether it printed on the face up or face down side.

Make sure you set your margins as low as you can.  Go into FILE, PRINT SETUP or FILE, PAGE SETUP on your browser and adjust your margins to .25 or so.  In this same location you can also turn off your header and footer so you don't print the date and such.

The templates look backwards (to read any words, you have to hold them up to a mirror).  This isn't a mistake.  It's how it has to be for the iron-on to work.


Template 1


Template 2


Template 3

Heart Animals:  Bear

Template 4

Heart Animals:  Elephant

Template 5

Heart Animals:  Cat

Template 6

Heart Animals:  Dog

Template 7

Heart Animals:  Monkey

Template 8


Template 9


Template 10



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