Glitter Iron On Vinyl Decal Tutorial

Many of you have asked how my sister is doing and guess what? She’s finally completely “all done” with her treatments! Hurray! Confetti & champagne! My hero! And my hero’s superpower is “hope”…

DIY glitter iron-on decal tutorial at diyshowoff …and like most heroic milestones, it’s an occasion for a celebration, right?! Right! Well, that’ll be coming up in just a few weeks when we celebrate her birthday with a super-hero themed “Bobbi-fest” but in the meantime, I whipped up a cute breast cancer survivor shirt. 

What I used:

What I did:

1. Using my Silhouette design studio software, I created a design using text and a breast cancer ribbon, keeping the overall size in mind for a good fit on the shirt. 

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2. Right click each part of the design and choose “flip horizontally” to mirror the text and image. 

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3. Load the vinyl shiny-side (pink glitter side) facing down into the vinyl cutting machine. 

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

4. Choose glitter/flocked iron on adhesive from the drop down menu in the cut settings. Adjust blade settings. (Always do a test cut first to ensure the blade doesn’t cut too deep or too shallow.)

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

5. Hit “cut”.

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

6. When cutting is complete, remove from machine and peel away excess vinyl. Weed away the vinyl surrounding the design. 

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

7. Following the iron on’s printed instructions, I laid out the shirt on an ironing board and smoothed out the wrinkles. Place vinyl onto shirt.

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

8. Cover with a cotton dish towel or cotton fabric and iron, applying pressure 25-30 seconds and then moving to the next spot on the design and repeating. I used the highest setting on my iron (no steam).

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

9. Slowly peel away the transparency. (If letters peel away too, repeating step 8, applying more pressure/holding a few seconds longer.)

pink glitter iron on - hope is my superpower breast cancer shirt

Ta-da!

Hope is my super power breast cancer iron on decal tutorial

Despite nausea and having tests done the same day, she agreed to model my handiwork. Isn’t she beautiful? {I love how despite not feeling 100%, she smiles. And how her hair is growing back with curls!}

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Now that the treatment is behind her, she’s free to focus on recovering, building up strength and feeling better every single day. Thanks for your prayers! xoxo

Glitter is so difficult to photograph. It’s a more uniform and sparkly than shown above. 

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*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own.  Check out all the supplies at Happy Crafters for inspiration for your next project. 

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That DIY Party and Breast Cancer Awareness

Time for another party and more awesome DIY inspiration! Thank you so so much for taking the time to link up each week! Visiting you motivates me! And I hope the same holds true for DIYShowOff readers!

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Weekly Recap: We’d love to know your thoughts, invite you to check out these posts and perhaps even pin for later (hint hint). 😉 

An old pile of bricks becomes a beautiful recycled brick walkway and patio. This took Mr. DIY all summer long but well worth the hard work, wouldn’t you say?

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and a grape arbor/gazebo reveal DIY brick patio

 Life: This week might be light with the blog posts, if any. Thank YOU for being here! If you’ve been following on social media, you know that my younger sister is battling breast cancer. Her surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. I’ll be focusing all of my attention on her this week. But please stop back throughout the week since I’ll be checking in on my down time and pinning your projects while she rests. DIY friends, meet my beautiful sister, Bobbi: 

Bobbi

She rocks bald, doesn’t she? Beautiful. Inside and out. And she jokes that her head is round because I was first born. lol Nice. But I do love her sense or humor. And as she undergoes surgery to remove the attempted-murderers, we’re looking forward to meeting the new ‘twins’ in a couple of months, but I’m most grateful for the opportunity to have my little sister and best friend in my life for many, many more years.

Roeshel and Bobbi

If you’re local and would like to attend the awesome benefit her friends have planned (Texas hold ’em, spaghetti dinner, Chinese auction of baskets/donations, raffles, bake sale…so fun!), shoot me an email for the details. Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated! It’s been a tough road and she still has a lot to go through but she’s trying to maintain her fun positive spirit. Especially for this little guy… nephew

 

We’ve been more aware of breast cancer than ever before at DIYShowOff. My mom is doing well one year post-lumpectomy and radiation. When you see ways to support breast cancer research since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, join me in being supportive. Even small ways make a big difference.  Early detection in both my mom and sister will hopefully play a huge part in their survival rates. So please, please, please remember to schedule your routine mammograms and monthly self breast exams.

I’ve submitted a video nomination for Bobbi to the Mohawk Survivor Video Spotlight and thought you may want to share or nominate someone too (hurry – entering ends today). I’ll keep you posted when the voting begins (would love your help). https://www.facebook.com/mohawkflooring/app_566345386759514

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