This school year, try labelling your child’s school supplies with Heat Transfer Material (HTM) for a professional and eye catching look! It’s Martha here and today I will show you how I used HTM to identify my child’s school supplies. HTM is permanent, making this a practical way to label students’ belongings. In the photo above, you can see how HTM was used on a backpack, a pencil case, shoes and gym clothes. You could also label a lunch bag, uniform, or hanger bag.
I used the butterfly from Butterfly Garden Confetti and SW Swirl Dance font to create my labels. To vary it up, I positioned the butterfly and my daughter’s name in a variety of different ways, but always used with the same shape and font for consistency.
- In Silhouette Studio use the knife tool to cut the butterfly in half.
- Once the shapes are cut with your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait, iron the halved butterfly to the shoe liners. The liners in these shoes were removable, making it easy to iron.
- Iron the student’s name on the tongue of each shoe.
This will help teach Pre-School and Kindergarten students their left foot from their right. Simply match the halves of the butterfly.
Backpack and Gym Clothes Labels
- Use the divide tool in the modify window to add the child’s name to the middle of the butterfly.
- Iron the label onto the backpack and onto the inside of the gym clothes.
- Enlarge the font and decrease the size of the butterfly.
- Position the butterfly at an angle so it looks as though it is flying.
HTM is a wonderful product. If you haven’t had a chance to try it, do so! It is so versatile and enjoyable to craft with.