This is a sponsored post written by me. All opinions are entirely my own. I received TomatoInk’s Premium T-Shirt Iron On Transfer paper to review for this post.
It is Summer time, which means kids are home from school. And as a result, parents are scrambling to keep the kids entertained. One way to entertain kids this summer is by creating custom T-shirts. TomatoInk’s Iron-on transfer paper is is the perfect green DIY craft as you can repurpose old clothes into new custom home made clothes. This allows kids to use their imagination by designing their own T-Shirts and a fun family project.
Above is the picture of the T-Shirt we made for Alyvia. Since Alyvia has been born (11 weeks ago) she receives numerous comments about her big hair daily. We decided to make a shirt that was fitting for her hair with the saying “Summer Hair, Don’t Care”! Also, Avery loves mermaids so we decided to put a mermaid image we found in a google image search on the picture we created.
How to Create Iron T-Shirts:
- Purchase TomatoInk’s Premium T-shirt Iron-on 8.5 x 11 Transfer Paper, White or Light Colored Fabric – 20 Sheet Pack
- Open PowerPoint and create your design for the shirt. Under shape format, enter “180” into the x-axis field under 3-D rotation to ensure you have a mirror image. This way when image is ironed on to the shirt it will be the correct way.
- Print the image onto the T-shirt Iron-on Transfer Paper
- Heat the iron up to wool/cotton setting with NO steam.
- Cut the Transfer Paper close to the image.
- Iron the image onto the shirt for 4 minutes in circular motion, gradually increasing downward pressure.
- Carefully peel transfer paper right after ironing. This may be a step for a grown-up since the transfer paper will be a little hot!
To find the shirts transfer paper, go to this link, click on TomatoInk’s logo at the top left, click on Paper, and scroll to you find the transfer paper.