Ironing heat transfer vinyl onto wood is a great way to add a personal touch to your home decor or create unique gifts for your loved ones. Now, you might be used to using HTV on shirts, totes, and other fabric items, but today we are going to discover yet another awesome use for it, and even better, it involves glitter! Heat transfer vinyl allows you to bring your creativity to wooden surfaces and bring a touch of sparkle and personality to any project.
Today we will explore the fun process of ironing glitter HTV onto wood and share valuable tips to help you achieve stunning results. Get ready to unleash your inner artist and take your crafting skills to a whole new level!
How to Apply Glitter HTV on Wood
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Cricut Easy Press
- Weeding Tools
- Glitter heat transfer vinyl (htv) in colors: red, silver, and blue
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Wood Sign (sanded and smooth)
- Parchment Paper
- Cut file of your choice (I used my “Sparkle On” SVG Design)
Gather your red, blue, and silver glitter heat transfer vinyl. Load the “Sparkle On” file into Cricut Design Space.
Adjust the width of the image to 10.5 inches.
Select all of the letters that read “SPARKLE” and select the attach button.
Next, select all of the stars and circles that surround the words and attach those. Select the Make it button.
If you are using Cricut brand htv, select “Glitter Iron-on” from the materials list.
Make sure to select the mirror slider on each Cricut Mat.
Place your htv, shiny side down onto your mat and proceed to follow the directions in Design Space to cut. (To follow along with this project, cut the word “SPARKLE” in blue, the word “on” in red, and the shapes in silver”)
Once all of your vinyl pieces are cut out, weed to remove the unnecessary pieces.
Place your vinyl pieces down onto your wood so that you can read the letters. It is best to do
one vinyl color at a time. Start with the word sparkle and use a ruler to make sure it is
centered and on the board straight.
Heat your Easy Press to 300, and set your time to 40 seconds. Cut a sheet of parchment paper slightly larger than the pallet sign. Place over your vinyl letters and press the vinyl in place with the easy press.
Slowly remove the clear backing material. If the vinyl isn’t adhered, place the clear material back down and the parchment paper and press again.
Remove when the htv is adhered to the wood. Repeat with the red and silver htv. Enjoy your new home decor!
- Be sure to move slowly when removing the backing sheet to make sure that all htv is adhered to the wood.
- Once all htv is added tot he wood, it is a good idea to place the parchment paper over it and press again to make sure all htv is adhered well.
- If you are using an iron, put it on the low setting and test in an inconspicuous area before beginning your project to make sure it is not too hot or too cool for your particular vinyl and wood.