DIY Iron-on Transfer Sign with FREE Template

diy iron-on LOVE sign with free template #diy

I’m revisiting one of my favorite projects today – my shabby chic fashionista bridal shower shoot {what a mouth full!} that I did last year.  You know sometimes I have intentions to share more details about a project but then other things come up or the seasons change or holidays come….  Anyway, I’m talking about my diy iron-on transfer “love” sign and I’m even providing the template for you for FREE!

Even though this sign was made with a specific theme in mind, the sentiment and idea would work for ANY bridal shower, engagement, or wedding.  The saying, “love is always in fashion” is pretty universal so have fun with it.  Also, the “frame” I used fit the theme {an embroidery hoop} but you can just as easily place a piece of fabric in a picture frame and display it on a table or hanging on a wall or backdrop.  Are you ready to get started?!

LOVE sign #diy iron on transfer paper for light colors

Iron-on Transfer LOVE sign


  • Iron-on transfer paper for ink jet printers {I used for light fabric version}
  • Light colored cotton fabric, cut to size and ironed – my template is sized for an 8 x 10 frame or 9-inch embroidery hoop
  • Printed template {in reverse format} provided
  • Iron

Begin by test printing the template on a plain piece of paper if desired.

Insert a sheet of transfer paper into your printer so that the printing will occur on the plain, unmarked side of the transfer sheet.

Print image and allow to dry for 30 minutes before transferring.

Cut out your printed image from the transfer sheet, leaving a narrow border around the edge.

Preheat your iron to the cotton setting, and set up a hard surface to iron on.  I used a marble cutting board.

Place a pillow case on the ironing surface and top with fabric.  Position your transfer, IMAGE SIDE DOWN, on fabric.  Use firm pressure and iron transfer onto fabric, using circular motions paying attention to the edges.

Remove paper backing and let cool.


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diy iron on LOVE sign

This project is a bit more unexpected than your typical printed signage, and I think it adds a uniqueness to your event.  Once you’re comfortable with the method you can begin to create your own templates and the sky is the limit!.  Wouldn’t it be fun to customize table cloths, napkins, even placemats this way!  How about drink markers or place cards?  I could go on….

Get your FREE template here and just save it to your computer until ready to use.

shabby chic heart download for iron-on transfers

You can see more of how this sign was used in the shabby chic dessert table here.

shabby chic shower


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