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Iron On Transfers from Plastic Bags

A year ago I saw a post about cutting out a picture from a plastic bag and transfer it on to a shirt, but along the way I forgot about it.  Well, my boy didn’t forget.  Today he brought me a plastic bag with the Lego images on it and wanted me to iron them on to his plain t-shirt.  I was glad that he remembered so we quickly went to work.

You start out with the plastic bag and cut out the picture.

Place the cut-out image on the shirt with a piece of parchment paper on top.  Then iron and press hard.  I went over it several times to make sure the plastic is melted on to the shirt.

Enjoy the final product!  Here’s my boy modeling the front and back of the shirt.

I love this project!  It’s so easy and takes such a short time to complete.  We can’t wait to do another one.  I’m sure we’ll be hunting for cute plastic bags.

Posted in Crafts, Photos.


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  1. Gabby says

    If you dont have parchment paper what can u use?

    • Lauren Gray says

      Waxed paper, freezer paper, or even regular printing paper work fine! The only point of it is to make a barrier to prevent the plastic from melting to your iron that’s still thin enough to conduct heat

  2. Lois says

    I suppose you can use wax paper though parchment paper is ideal.



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