Thursday, November 4, 2010

Silhouette Heat Transfer Napkins

So I've been just dying to use my new Silhouette products -- and I was SO excited that I couldn't decide what to use first!  :)  I finally settled on trying out their White Heat Transfer Material.   

I've been busy decking our house out in fall and Thanksgiving decor and I figured there couldn't be a better use of my new goodies from Silhouette than to use them for just that.   And at the top of my list was some cute cloth napkins.

I found these napkins at Kohl's last weekend while they were having a sale:

I decided I wanted to have a white silhouette of a birdie on my napkins -- even though I'm not a lover of real birds -- I still like the non-threatening-so-far-from-real-bird silhouettes. :)

I found this one somewhere online:

I printed out my bird silhouette on regular paper and cut it out.  Then I traced the shape of the bird onto my Smooth Heat Transfer Material from Silhouette.

Once I had it traced out I grabbed my scissors and cut out my silhouette that was on the heat transfer material.

Ooh -- it's SO close to getting on my napkins! :)  I peeled the clear plastic backing off of the heat transfer material and placed the back of the heat transfer onto my napkins.

Then I put a dishtowel over the top and ironed it on for 45 seconds on the cotton setting.  

Believe me -- this kind of ironing is actually fun. :)

That's it -- I repeated this for all my napkins -- and I was done!  

What do you think?

Don't worry -- we don't actually eat like this -- but it's fun to see in case we did!  And I'm sure the utensils and dishes aren't in their "proper" place either :)

Isn't this stuff just awesome??  And the best part is  you can win your own here!

And don't forget if you want to buy your own or buy different colors of the heat transfer material;  Silhouette has an awesome promotion just for The Hand Me Down House readers until November 13th:

**Silhouette is also offering 25% off on all their accessories with the code: MEDOWN

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