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Halloween Eve

Well, Halloween is tomorrow and we are putting the final preparations on everything! We have all of our t-shirts and costumes made. The kids had an absolute blast using the heat press machine to make their t-shirts. It’s such a great family activity that we love to do together. I hope that some of you try it out with your families. You may be pleasantly surprised at how receptive the family is at doing this activity.

We are expecting to have around 200 trick or treaters come to the house. And out of that, I hope to scare 95% of them with the decorations that I made. Of course, this number is overly optimistic. Regardless, I think we’ll get a few kids scared. This may sound a bit evil, but I absolutely love scaring kids on Halloween!

I even managed to find the time to make my dog a costume. He’s a dachshund so naturally the costume I made him is a hot dog costume. He looks so cute in it. I bet that everyone in the neighborhood will love seeing him all dressed up. I really do hope that we get some comments on the costumes that I made. I mean, it’s not like I didn’t have fun whipping out my heat press machine and making them, but it’s always nice to have your work appreciated.

I think that if I get a lot of compliments I’ll open up my own Halloween costume business. I think it’ll be a good venture for me to get into since I love it so much and don’t necessarily have much to do around the house during the day. I hope my husband is going to be supportive of this, but I am not entirely sure that he’ll be on board with it. After all, he was against me buying the heat press machine when I first bought it. But then again, he grew to love that, so maybe he will grow to loving me having my own business.

I Love My Powerpress Heat Press Machine!

I absolutely love my Powerpress Heat Press Machine! It’s kind of weird to profess my love for a machine, but it’s true! This little heat press machine has brought so much joy to my family that I wanted to share it with you all.

Prior to purchasing my heat press, our family wasn’t all that close. The kids didn’t get along and would barely talk to one another. The husband and I were having trouble relating to the kids – and with each other. We just didn’t have any good family activity to bring us together.

When I bought the heat press machine, I thought it would be fun if we made our own t-shirts. I was kind of hoping that the kids would be mildly interested in the whole process. I was extremely surprised when it turned out that they love making their own t-shirts!

We all began to gather every Sunday to use the Powerpress Heat Press Machine! It was so easy to use that we even let the kids take control at times. I generally wouldn’t advise this, but we made sure to supervise our kids really well. It’s great seeing the expressions on my children’s faces after they create a beautiful work of art! Seriously, this heat press machine really puts out a great final product.

Before I bought the Powerpress Heat Press Machine, I looked all over to find what one was going to be perfect for my family. I knew that I wanted a heat press that was easy to use, compact, portable, and safe. I also wanted to make sure that the heat press was reliable and made from a well-known brand. I stumbled on the Powerpress Heat Press Machine after reading the heat press machine reviews at  http://heatpressreview.com/best-heat-press-machines/. Their reviews really helped me narrow down and choose which was the best heat press machine for me. Definitely check them out if you’re looking to buy a heat press machine!

Halloween T-Shirts

We are in the process of making our Halloween t-shirts. We do this each and every year for this holiday. We’re one of those families that loves to dress in coordinated outfits. I know, it’s kind of cheesy, but we absolutely love it! We also love making use of our heat press machine that we received a few years ago.

When we make t-shirts, we always make sure to go to our local craft store to purchase some high quality fabric that we’re going to heat transfer some vinyl onto. The vinyl that can be heat transferred is really inexpensive. so the cost is more on the fabric side of things.

Of course, in this venture the main investment was in our heat press machine. I’ll be making another post on this particular machine because I love it so much, but we bought the Powerpress Heat Press Machine. I love it!

Anyways, when we make our t-shirts, we generally do it on a Sunday when watching football. The whole process will take us around 5 hours to do; mainly because we always get so distracted because we’re having so much fun.

Last year it actually took us 8 hours! Hopefully we are well under that this year.

We’re going to be heat transferring black vinyl onto orange fabric shirts. The black vinyl is going to be cut into the shape of pumpkins. Each family member is going to be carving their own pumpkin into the vinyl. We expect that this will be the most laborious part of the endeavor. That is because the process of using a heat transfer machine is very simple that absolutely anyone can do it.

I’m really looking forward to doing this great craft with everyone. It’s something that I really look forward to each and every year!

What do you all like to do with your family for Halloween?

Great Halloween Craft Ideas!

With my favorite holiday (Halloween) coming up, I am so excited that I am able to create beautiful arts and crafts with my lovely family. This time of the year is always so much fun. There are so many scary movies that are on. I love the munsters. I also love spending time with my family doing arts and crafts.

One of my favorite things to do for Halloween is to make everyone’s costume. I am such a creative person and would much rather spend my time doing the work than buying it from a store.

The items that I generally use are a sewing machine and a heat press machine.

Those are really the only items that you need.

First I”ll begin by drawing out on paper what I want to do for Halloween. Once I have an idea in my mind, I will sketch it out a few more times to make sure that it’s perfect.

After that, I’ll go to the local craft store and buy some nice fabric. I have to make sure that the fabric is able to be heat transferred onto. Some fabric is just too thing to use my heat press on, which can lead to burning. I’m also going to be buying some vinyl in order to do the heat press transfer.

First I’ll begin my cutting the fabric into the various pieces that are going to make up the costume. Once I have that done, the fun begins.

I’ll heat up my heat press and set it to 500 degrees. Once that’s all heated up, I cut my vinyl out to be the shapes that I want it to be, place the vinyl onto the fabric, and then put the fabric and vinyl onto the heat press machine.

Once it’s on there, I simply press down, hold for 50 seconds, and voila! I have a beautiful halloween costume!

It’s amazing how easy this is. But I find that it all begins with having a quality heat press machine.