Make your holidays brighter with these five fantastic HTV design ideas!
We’ve made it to the home stretch of 2020, and we all deserve a little holiday cheer. Nothing better than embellishing garments with the merriest of designs. Here are five trendy looks to try with your holiday heat transfer designs this year.
Products used- DecoFlock® Premium Plus
Products used- ThermoFlex® Plus
The comfort and softness of a favorite T-shirt with the look of a sweater? Yes, please! This can be accomplished by cutting out stitch shapes in your favorite flock heat transfer vinyl (HTV). The best thing about this—your plotter/cutter does all the heavy lifting. Designs like these are also effortless to weed. Just make sure you stick to an HTV with at least a slightly adhesive carrier for getting those smaller details to stay where they belong.
For an even sweeter sweater look, add some HTV elbow patches in fun shapes like trees, hearts, or even bears.
Products used- GlitterFlex® Ultra and ThermoFlex® Fashion Patterns Festive
For these, you can even simplify the colors and design to make the shirt more about the message. With a pun shirt, the punchline is the most important part. Easily achieve this with your favorite solid color matte HTV. Pun phrases to consider:
You can add in the rhinestone look without the cost of rhinestones by using thicker, sturdier metallic and holographic HTVs. Just cut the HTV out in the pattern of small shapes and circles instead of rhinestone template material. Even better—no wrangling rhinestones around and no additional cost of transfer mask. When cut with the right pressure, this is easier to weed than normal HTV, and there’s no weeding out the insides of letters or counters with rhinestone style fonts.
Products used- DecoSparkle®
Products used- DecoFilm® Soft Metallics and ThermoFlex® Plus
Products used- DecoFilm®
For a classic but modern look, use metallic HTV sparingly for an unexpected flash of precious metals. Or, depending on your aesthetic, use it all over. Both styles are gorgeous and eye-catching. Thicker, more sturdy metallic HTV will require more pressure and test cuts to get your plotter dialed in to save work and frustration later. There’s also thinner, more subtle metallic HTV that is easy to cut and weed, even with small details and lettering.
For more detailed layers, like the vintage Santa shirt shown below, allow the shirt’s color to show through and save yourself some time and HTV.
You deserve the best holiday season this year, and offering the best in holiday trends is a solid start. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
Want to be in the know about our latest products and colors? Sign up for our mailing list!