Thursday, September 7, 2017

Halloween Table Runner

Decorating for Halloween doesn't have to be expensive. A little DIY and bargain hunting can do the trick. I used Best Creation Inc.'s iron-on vinyl to decorate a table runner I purchased at my local dollar store and I am using every bit of iron-on scraps so let's get started.

The table runner measures 13"w x 36" for under two dollars. I am still using scraps from the black glitter iron-on roll, but Best Creation Inc. also carries 8.5" x 11" sheets of glitter iron-on sheets for smaller projects.

I downloaded the FREE Halloween Witch and Cats from Dreaming Tree. The witch appears to be holding something, so I added bats. In Cricut Design Space, I searched for "bats" I then inserted the bats onto the canvas and placed them near her hands. I used the weld feature in Design Space and added more bats. It's bat stew for dinner. Next, trimmed the iron-on vinyl and prepared to cut.

To save on iron-on vinyl, I clustered all the images as close as possible. I carefully weeded the images and cut out the images.

I preheat the iron to the highest setting and used the app to reference the image for placement onto the fabric. Working on hard surface works best when using a household iron. Carefully cover the image with fabric, I use a pillow case, it's thick enough to protect the plastic and thin enough to heat set the iron-on. Then press firmly for 30 seconds. Carefully pull back the plastic. If needed, iron the back side of the fabric, but lower the iron setting to cotton or cover the iron-on with a piece of fabric, in my case a pillow case, to avoid scorching.

There you have it, serving up bats for dinner it is! 

I hope you enjoyed my project. Enjoy the rest of your week and please visit again next week for a couple more iron-on vinyl projects.

As a member of the Best Creation Inc. Creative Team, I received the vinyl free, but I do have a discount for you to use. Click on the image below to shop and use the code for your savings.
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