I had this idea to cover up a stain with HTV, Genius right!
We were at the pool this morning when I looked down and saw the bleach stain on my favorite pair shorts again. It happened a few months ago and I was SO mad. It just had to happen on my favorite pair, of course right! Well, I just kept wearing them despite the stain them being the best shorts I own and all.
It kind of hit me in a moment, why not put a little vinyl design OVER the bleach mark? So, I went to my Facebook Group Cricut Chaos (join us!). I shared this picture asking for inspiration and said I wanted something simple.
The suggestions I got were flower, bee and mandala designs. I liked all 3 ideas. Great, now what? I started with the flower idea and searched through a bunch of files I already owned and found one that I had gotten as a freebie a while ago. Check out the Daily Commercial Use Freebies! The particular flower I decided to go with was from a collection of designs called Chantelle Flowers, aren’t they pretty?
There are a ton of arrangements and single flowers in this set it was hard to narrow down. As I sifted through them, one single flower stood out. Once I picked it out I went through my Scrap Binder and found two colors that would complement the shorts perfectly.
Gold and Cream HTV
I went with a gold for the outline and a cream for the petals, both HTV pieces were Siser Brand. First I pressed the outline, and then the petals.
It shifted under the Heat Press a little when I pressed down because I was trying to hold the shorts and press by myself. I should have asked my 9yo to help. Overall though the end product turned out amazing and am so in love!
From a further back distance I can definitely see myself adding more flowers to offset the single flower on one side of the shorts. I will update if I get more flowers added!
Have you ever covered up a stain with HTV, or any other ideas to cover them up, leave a comment below!
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