Monday, May 25, 2009

DIY: {save the dates}

So Lucky Luxe is beyond amazing and created some Save the Dates on handkerchiefs.

I was in love the moment I saw them. Well, I later found out that they screen printed onto each hanky. That would be rather costly. But, being a stubborn and rather determined person, I decided to figure out a way to do this, with out it costing so much. So I did some research....and here is what I discovered.

Plain old freezer paper allows you to print on fabric! Yup, that's right, ordinary-buy-at-your-grocery-store freezer paper. So, here is what you need in order to get started.

Freezer paper, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, iron, ironing board, and some sort of natural fabric, I used muslin.

In Illustrator (works best, but some people use powerpoint) to create your Save the Date. Your Save the Date should be 3.7X5.2

Create a new 10X7.5 document and paste two of your Save the Dates into your new document. I created guides to help me cut. I would opt for using a lighter color though. Where I didn't cut so perfectly, blue showed. It was kinda a pain to clean it up.

Measure and cut your muslin to 7.5 X 10.5, and a piece of freezer paper to 7.5X105. Iron your fabric.

Next place your freezer paper shiny side down ontop of your fabric. Iron your freezer paper onto your fabric. The two then become one.

Next place your paper/fabric into your printer, and print. Your printer treats it as a normal piece of paper!

Next, cut your Save the Dates out as neatly as possible. Then simply peel the freezer paper away from the fabric and voila! You have a fabric Save the Date!

I have plans to sew 1/2 venice lace on the edges, but I accidently threw it away in my cleaning rampage (bright me, I know). I'll be sure to post pictures of the "real" final project when it is done :)

Happy DIYing!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I Cannot WAIT till you show the final product! This is sooo cute, an absolute MUST DO!