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Friday, December 16, 2011

{christmas glitter dishtowels}

Every girl needs a little glitter, right? I had the opportunity to try Tulip Fashion Glitter Shimmer Transfer Sheets. by I Love to Create and used them to glam up a few flour sack dishtowels.  

I really wanted to be able to use them with my Silhouette, instead of cutting everything out by hand--especially because I wanted to use lettering.  The package said that it worked with most die cutters, and even though the Silhouette isn't technically a die cutter, I decided to give it a try.  You can absolutely use them without one though--I've just become impatient.  :)

It took several attempts to figure out what I needed to do to make it work, and I finally did--hooray!  ***This is where you'll need to decide for yourself whether or not you want to use your Silhouette--and check your manual to see if it will cancel out your warranty.***

  • Silhouette 
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter Shimmer Transfer Sheets
  • flour sack dishtowel
  • iron

1.   I created my design using the Silhouette software.  Really intricate and detailed graphics will not work--you have to keep it simple, so I went with a darling Christmas tree from the online Silhouette store.  Text actually worked, but I made it a little larger to make sure.

I set the blade to 3, thickness to 30, and speed to 5.  Use your carrier sheet, and you MUST peel off the plastic sheeting first. 

2.  I arranged the cut-out designs on my towel, then following package directions I ironed them on.

Ta-da!  Darling glitter dishtowels!  What fun gifts these would make--for teachers, friends, neighbors, and hostesses. 

I usually stay away from glitter because I hate the mess, but these transfer sheets are mess-free!  The glitter stays put, and you have the look without finding glitter everywhere for the next 42 days.  Love that! 


Disclosure:   I was provided product samples to try, and then compensated to write about my experiences using them.  All opinions are 100% mine, and mine alone. and I will always give an honest review. You can find my full disclosure here.


Blogger Bromeliad said...

It came out very clear and sharp.

December 16, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger The Youngs said...

It's exciting to see you can use the Silhouette with stuff other than their products (as long as you proceed with caution); I just received one for an early Christmas present and I can't wait to use it! The towels are really cute! :)

December 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

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