I’m so excited to bring to you Christmas in July!!! I love giving at Christmas so every week in July there will be a Christmas design!!! This week we are doing My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights. The free files have a regular files and i have setup a Rhinestone template version for you!!! Christmas lights are so bright and beautiful and i love looking at them!!
This weeks FREE My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights can be used on a shirt, bag, sign, etc and the SVG/Cut files can be found in the Freebie Library. File number is 40. I have also created a video tutorial along with some quick directions below on how I made my shirt and some pointers! Remember to please share what you created! Check me out on Facebook and Instagram and remember a pintrest pin is always appreciated!!
My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights Supply List
- Cutting Machine and software
- My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights (click on the link)
- Rhinestoines – Hot fix
- Magic Flock and Rhinestone Transfer – I purchased mine from Rhinestone World
- Edging painting pad – used with the magic flock to get the Rhinestones into the holes.
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – for the light strand and the non-rhinestone words
- Heat press or Easy Press
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, etc
Video Tutorial – Christmas Lights Rhinestones
Here are the steps I took to make my Rhinestone Shirt
Step 1 – Now load your free file into your cutting software and cut out rhinestone templates from the magic flock. Remember not to re-size if you are doing rhinestones because it will affect the template. Make sure your cut settings are appropriate for your cutting machine. Weed your flock. I pulled the template off first. Important thing is that you want to keep the back down on something. So since i didnt have any vinyl backing left I used the backing from the magic flock. So i had to remove all the little dots. They are sticky and it took me a little bit.
Cutting notes….I used weeding boxes around my lights. So each light color was a separate flock template. For the words I did O O from color in one block and C L R in another. This gave me a great template for lining of my letters and it saved on flock. For LIGHTS I did L G T and I H S in a weeding block. I show this in the video.
Step 2 – Cut your light strand and words out of heat transfer vinyl. I used white since I was going on a dark grey shirt. Remember when cutting your vinyl that the shiney side down to the mat. Weed your vinyl
Step 3 – Let’s press our HTV to our shirt. Find the center of your shirt. I like to fold my in half and give a quick few seconds press. Once you have your fold lay the shirt down on the press. Now find the center of your HTV. I like to fold it in half. Once that is done put it on the shirt and press. Make sure you follow the temp and time that the vinyl recommends. Remove your transfer sheet.
Step 4 – Lets do rhinestones!!! I did this right at the press. I used a piece of parchment paper under the rhinestones and magic flock. It helped to make sure things did not stick where I did not want it to. Pour your stones on the flock and use the pad to move them around to fill the holes. Confirm all holes are filled and that they are going the correct direction. Then take your transfer tape and lay it over the rhinestones and press firmly to make sure all stones adhere. Carefully pull the transfers and stones from the template and put the white back on the transfer tape and rhinestones. I did all of one color at a time. So did red light bulbs and then the letters. Then i put the transfer tape over the letters and set them to the side. Press each color light to the shirt. I used the PNG file as my visual to make sure I had the lights in the correct location. Press. I did not press the full time. Just enough to get the stones to stick t the shirt. I did a full time press at the end. Repeat the process for all other colors.
Once the lights are all on I then pressed the words to the shirt.
IMPORTANT note!!! Once you’re done with your rhinestones separate the front and back of your shirt. The stones will try and glue through to all layers!!!
Enjoy your beautiful shirt!!!
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 40 – My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I hope you enjoy the FREE files. Thank you again for stopping by and being part of my dream and 12 Paw Designs! Have an absolutely amazing day!!!
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