Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl to Non-Conventional Items

Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl to Non-Conventional Items


(upbeat music) – Hey guys, it’s Jessica
over at Expressionsvinyl.com, and today I wanna talk to you
about putting heat transfer vinyl on more than just t-shirts. So, we’ve got some fun projects
here we’re gonna go through, and you can basically
put heat transfer vinyl on anything that won’t melt. So, you can put it on wood objects, We’ve got this cute little
frame here, tennis shoes, I’ve seen that a lot around
Facebook and Pinterest. I’ve got this rug here that
I put heat transfer vinyl on and then some foil, so it’s so fun. Now, I do have this little guy. I don’t know if you can see
how shiny he is and plasticy. I was hoping it would
work if I turned down my temperature a little bit, but it melted right off. I did a little test part with my iron and it just started to melt right off, so I’m gonna save that for adhesive vinyl. You can use it to customize hangers, and the funnest one I
think here is a football. So, I put my son’s initials
and number on there, and you can have a personalized football. You can put their team name or anything. So, this says it’s made
of leather composite, so it actually has leather in it, and it’s not gonna melt. I did turn down the temperature on my iron to about 260, or the nylon setting, to help with the melting, and then I have a piece of parchment, or multi-use paper over the
top and just ironed it on with my iron around each little piece. It’s really fun, you can
do all sorts of stuff. We’ve got another little one here. So, a lot of these I did with the iron just because I don’t wanna
fit this into my heat press. I don’t wanna break anything,
I don’t wanna break my press or break this, so a lot of
them you just do with an iron and go around and get it. Now, a question you might have is, why would I use heat transfer vinyl when I could use adhesive vinyl? And basically, for colors, I love, love, love this use of glitter, it’s so sparkly and cute. So, mix and match it in with other things. A football, if you were
to use this with adhesive, eventually it’s gonna
rub off if they use, so. Another thing is, with the heat transfer, on most of these, these
are just decorations, so you’re not gonna be
washing them or handling them a whole lot, so basically
you just have to have enough heat and pressure to tack it down, and then it’s stuck. So, it’s not gonna be going
through the washing machine and the dryer like clothing would where you do need the
pressure and the right temp and amount to get to stick
and hold up through washings. So, that is that. Show us what you guys have
made using heat transfer vinyl, we wanna see. If you guys have any questions, leave them down below. Thanks for watching, give us a thumbs up, thanks guys.

33 thoughts on “Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl to Non-Conventional Items

  1. Could you create a chart of iron heat settings for the different mediums you used? Maybe post it to your website?

  2. Can I sale customized footballs online without a nfl license? im just using the ball, Im not using no NFL teams or players names

  3. I love the font for the hangers, and you share what's the name of the font and how big did you cut them for bride and groom?

  4. I don't have any practice material to test, so I wanted to ask if ya'll have tried applying HTV to a hand knitted sweater?

  5. I tried HTV on a painted piece of wood. The paint melted and the HTV didn't really stick, would you say this only works on bare wood?

  6. Do you prefer using HTV whenever you can. I think it's more expensive to use when regular vinyl is an option. I like how it is versatile but for me more expensive.

  7. Great info. I have some pieces of HTV I forgot to mirror. Saved them because that's what we do, right? Thinking about using an iron to put them on the glass of a picture frame.

  8. Has anyone tried this method on a hydro flask? I know people do stainless steel cups but I'm not sure if it would work with the coating they have on the outside?

  9. I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I'm hoping you see it. I tried using 651 on a tire cover they list as "denim grade vinyl" but it doesn't adhere well. Have you ever tried HTV on a product like that? Don't really want to risk melting it if I can avoid it. Kind of hoping someone has tried it. Thanks!

  10. I just received the burlap garden flags i ordered from amazon. I was planning to put htv on them, but have run into an issue. Did not realize they have a plastic backing on them. Will htv work or will that backing melt? Any suggestions? Thank you.

  11. Hi, for the football did you need to use a specific kind of HTV or will all types work? I was told by someone that HTV will not adhere to a football and I was wondering if only a specific kind would work. Thanks!

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