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This summer my husband and I are in charge of his families reunion and my immediate family will be having our first reunion. I am a little freaked out that we are in charge of an entire reunion, we are also in charge of gifts and giveaways. Being the DIY person I am I wanted to make something instead of buying for giveaways for my husbands reunion and something to commorate my families first reunion.
I wanted something a little more unique than another shirt, so I made a family reunion hat with Iron-on vinyl.
I wanted to make a split monogram with something written in the split. I found a great tutorial for making a split monogram at my friends site It Happens in a Blink. Her tutorial is wonderful and will walk you through how to make a split monogram. If you need help on how to connect cursive letters in the Design Space I have a tutorial that will walk you through how to do that.
Items used for this project:
- Monogram font Cake Basics
- Word font mf-I-love-glitter
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Design Space
- Regular Cutting Mat
- Cricut Iron-on Glitter in White
- Cricut Iron-on lite vinyl in Teal
- Weeding Tool
- Ironing Board
- Something heat resistant to stuff your hat with
How to use Iron-On Vinyl on a Hat
Because the hat will not lay flat like a shirt you will need to find something heat resistant to stuff your hat. You could use a small pillow or buy a Teflon pillow. I used a skein of cotton yarn.
Cut your design out with your Cricut, and weed out your left over vinyl. You will have your monogram and your word left.
Line your monogram up between the two vent holes at the crown of the hat. Use your iron on high heat to adhere the monogram to your hat. Press your iron for about 10 seconds, you just want to warm the vinyl enough tack it down because you will be heating it again with the next layer of vinyl.
Now line up your word in the middle of your split monogram. Press with your iron again this time press for 15 seconds. Now look closely at the seam of the hat make sure vinyl is well adhered to the seam, you may need to press the vinyl on the seam again to make sure it stuck well. Sorry no photo of this step my hands were full of iron and hat. I will try to make a video of the process soon.
Do you have any family reunions this summer? If you do are you making anything for them? I would love to hear what you are doing, I need all the ideas I can get. 🙂