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Using Vinyl as a Stencil | Wooden Christmas Sign
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Using Vinyl as a Stencil | Wooden Christmas Sign

Have you ever wanted to create a wooden sign with adhesive vinyl but you didn’t want it to look so perfect or store bought? Sometimes I just want my signs to look a little more rustic than vinyl typically appears. That’s why I chose to use OraCal 651 as a stencil on a piece of wood for this project. When it comes to Christmas, I’m a lover of all things rustic and worn. I wanted to incorporate my favorite types of decorations in this project so that it would match the rest of my home décor. 

DIY Pillow with Shine Metallic HTV
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DIY Pillow with Shine Metallic HTV

Word pillows are so fun and easy to make - especially when you start with a pre-made pillow. Add a little metallic heat transfer vinyl, and you've got an easy DIY home decor project that is totally customizable to be completely you.

How to Layer HTV
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How to Layer HTV

Layering HTV can seem a very difficult task if you've never done it before, but it isn't as hard as you may think! There are a few things that can make layering heat transfer vinyl easier and more efficient. The last thing you want is to layer your vinyl on a shirt, send it out to a customer, and have that customer complain. We're here to make sure that you're applying your layered designs correctly so your customers stay happy! 

Applying HTV with a Household Iron
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Applying HTV with a Household Iron

Do you want to start using HTV but you don’t have a heat press? Don’t worry, you can use a household iron to apply your heat transfer vinyl. Yes, using a heat press is easier and faster, but it is possible to achieve a quality press with a household iron if you do it correctly! Here are a few do’s and don’ts for using a household iron with HTV.

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