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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Blogging From A to Z - 2018 - I is for



Welcome to the letter I in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.   For this year's challenge I am working my way through the alphabet in Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  At Michaels, the letter I stands for Iron-On.


There is a whole section of iron-on transfers that you can use to personalize almost anything.  T-shirts are the most common but you can use them for decorating an apron for mom for Mother's Day or a reusable shopping bag that we all need to carry now in California. 

They have lots of different styles and colors

Catchy phrases and pictures too
If you are planning a family reunion, you can spell out the family name or your family motto and the date to remember the event. 

Many different styles and colors of the alphabet to spell out your own messages.

These are the T-shirt boards you put in between the T-shirt when you are doing the ironing.



Here are just a few examples:

Tie-dye alphabet

butterflies

Mandalas

dream catchers - lol

I love this peacock.

terrific words of inspiration


The good thing about Iron-ons is that they are relatively easy to use and much neater than using glitter, although with something like the peacock or even the "dream catcher" above I might add some glitter and with the "Follow your dreams..." I might use some fabric paint to outline the words...so many possibilities!  

Have you used iron-ons?  Gone to a family reunion with matching T-shirts?  Lemme know and make sure to stop by the other A to Zers.  

(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don't want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)

10 comments:

  1. I've used iron-on transfers... the kind where I can print out a design and iron it on. In fact, I think I still have some blank ones that I completely forgot about until I read your post! I can let the grandkids choose a design for those. Fun!

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    1. There you go! Glad my post spurred some creativity. My job is done :)

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  2. I've not tried iron-ons. I'm not all that fond of ironing any thing. :-)

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    1. I'm with you! I have one but I don't think I've used it in years.

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  3. The only bummer about iron-ons is... I don't own an iron! I guess that's what happens when you move to California and become a beach bum. ;D

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    1. Right? They must have invented Permanent Press for a reason.

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  4. Wow...iron ons have come along way and are certainly more user friendly. What a fantastic selection you have shown. Great ideas, too. Thanks for all the info.

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    1. No problem. I'm thinking of trying it on a canvas bag since we have to use our own bags at the store now anyway. May as well make it something I want to look at!

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  5. I remember OLD style iron-ons and not a fan. These look good. I am sure they have improved over the years.

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    1. Yes there are so many different styles now.

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