Sandpaper Iron On

Today, I’m linking up with Polly Want a Crafter, Skip to my Lou, Brassy Apple, Boogieboard Cottage, Craftomaniac, Between Naps on the Porch and Making the World Cuter! So many creative projects on this link ups!!

One of those genius ideas I’d have no idea about if I didn’t read blogs! All you need is sandpaper (the finer the better), crayons, an iron and some paper towels – and something to iron the image onto. I came across this idea on Alpha Mom last summer and knew I had to try it with the kids.

The finer the sandpaper the clearer the image so depending on the look you are going for, a coarser grit may be better.

Sandpaper Iron On

Sandpaper Iron On
Sandpaper Iron On
Draw whatever masterpiece you’d like with crayon on a piece of sandpaper.
Sandpaper Iron On
Sandpaper Iron On
Sandpaper Iron On
Once the drawing is finished, place the sandpaper image side down on the fabric you’re ironing it on to, with a piece of paper towel between the sandpaper and the iron. If you’re ironing onto a shirt, slide a piece of cardboard inside of it to keep the image from transferring right through to the back of the shirt! If you’re ironing it onto something else, place a piece of cardboard under it to protect your ironing board. I also ironed it over it again with a paper towel on top and then I set it by running it through the dryer (alone) on high heat for about 30 minutes.
Sandpaper Iron On
We made this one for my dad, it’s so cute and he totally wears it!
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  • This is pretty cool! My daughter is still a baby, but when she gets older we will have to try this.

    Found your blog through Thirsty Thursday.

    I wish I had known about this earlier! It would be fun to have toddler scribbles on shirts from all my little ones.

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