I love crafting with my kids. And when it’s time to make class valentines they love being part of the creative process. This year we knew we wanted to make something with Heat Transfer Vinyl. So we grabbed some blank favor bags, some candy and made these easy class valentines with Heat Transfer Vinyl. We love how they turned out! And the best part is they are super easy to make. Let us show you how:
–ImPRESSED heat transfer vinyl in pink and black
-cutting machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo)
–teflon sheet (included in your HTV pack)
-weeding hook or craft tweezers
–blank mini fabric bags
STEP ONE: Prepare design in software
Open your software program (I used Silhouette Studio) and draw a rectangle the size of your mini bag.
Next, import the free SVG tic-tac-toe file (download the file at the end of this post!)
Move your design over onto the rectangle and size it so the design fits well inside the rectangle.
Now right click the design and select Ungroup. We need to do this since we will be cutting more than one color.
Place your different parts of the design next to each other, then select them all, right click and choose Flip Horizontally. We need to mirror the design since our machine cuts on the backside of the HTV.
STEP TWO: Cut out each piece of the design
Now that our fun tic-tac-toe design is ready, it’s time to cut! Place the first color onto the cutting mat with shiny side down.
Go to the cut settings menu and select the material we will be cutting. The Heat Transfer, Smooth settings work great with our HTV.
Load your mat into the machine and let it get to work!
Do the same for each color.
STEP THREE: Weed HTV designs
After both colors have been cut, it’s time to weed. Begin by peeling off a corner of the vinyl, leaving the design.
Use a pair of craft tweezers or a weeding hook to pick out the little insides of the letters.
Continue until all the pieces have been weeded.
STEP FOUR: Press HTV onto mini bags
Heat up your home iron to cotton settings with no steam. Begin by ironing out any wrinkles on the bags so that we have a smooth surface to work with.
Place the black gridlines onto the bag. You can move the design around as much as you’d like until heat is added.
Place a teflon sheet over the design and press for 15-20 seconds.
Allow to cool at least 1 minute and then peel off the clear carrier sheet. If any part of the vinyl starts to lift off, place the carrier sheet and teflon sheet back down and press for a little longer.
Repeat the same steps for the next color (pink).
Allow to cool at least 1 minute before peeling off the clear carrier sheet.
The last step is to fill the bags with colored chocolate kisses!
And there you have it, a super easy class valentine made with Heat Transfer Vinyl. The kids are gonna have a blast playing tic-tac-toe and enjoying the chocolate!
My kids can’t wait to hand them out. As promised, here is the FREE SVG file so you can make your own Valentine’s project. Click here to download the file (free for personal use).
We’d love to see how your easy class valentines with HTV turn out. Be sure to tag us #impressedvinyl so we can see your creations!