Monday, May 7, 2012

Crafty Mother's Day Ideas!

Cute Mother's Day ideas from the Queen of Crafts...Martha Stewart!
(I can't wait to see what my daughter drew of us!)

And another idea from Martha Stewart:
An Iron On Tote Bag
(Or Let Children Make their own designs)
A cloth bag makes a natural canvas for young artists. This iron-on design spurs their self-expression, with its coloring book-style outlines and the start of a sweet sentiment: "Mom, I love you because..."

Permanent markers work nicely. Just cover the table with butcher paper, and slip sheets of scrap paper inside the tote to prevent the ink from bleeding.

Tools and Materials

Avery Dark T-Shirt Transfers, for white-on-dark transfers
Epson Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper, for basic transfer


Natural-fiber (such as cotton) tote bags
Scissors or craft knife
Ironed pillowcase
Iron
Sharpie markers in assorted colors
Basic Iron-On Transfer Technique

1. Download clip art, and print it onto transfer paper. (Images will appear in reverse.) Using scissors or a craft knife, cut loosely around the designs, leaving a 1/8-inch border. 

2. Lay an ironed pillowcase on a table or other hard, heat-resistant surface (not an ironing board, which has too much padding). 

3. Place an ironed bag on pillowcase. Arrange cutout designs face-down on bag, avoiding seams or pockets. 

4. With an iron set on high and no steam, slowly iron on designs, applying firm, even pressure (follow the transfer-paper manufacturer's instructions). Let cool. Remove paper backings.






1 comment:

Sandy Warren said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA! YOU CAN ALSO DO THE SAME CRAFTS ON A BATHROBE OR TOWEL. THIS HINTS TOWARD RELAXATION FOR MOM! THANKS FOR THIS BLOG!