These Christmas tea towels make a great gift!
I’m all about funny Christmas gifts and this year, the quotes from Christmas Vacation are at the top of my list. It’s one of our favorite Christmas movies and it has a quote for just about every life situation. My all time favorite quote from the movie is the Todd and Margo quote. You know the one… “why is the carpet all wet, Todd? I don’t KNOW Margo!”. We are the complete Griswold family so I thought it would be funny to put the quote on some Christmas tea towels this year.
You can give these Christmas kitchen towels to anyone…even someone who doesn’t cook and is rarely in the kitchen. They look great as decorations hanging on the oven even if that oven is never so much as cracked open.
SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS TEA TOWELS
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Iron or Heat Press
- Silhouette or Cricut
- Weeding Tools
- Tea Towels (sometimes called kitchen towels)
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS TEA TOWELS
Download the Todd and Margo cut file. This file is part of my Christmas Vacation cut file bundle.
Using your Silhouette or Cricut, cut out the file heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to mirror the cut file before cutting. My favorite heat transfer vinyl is Siser Easyweed. I find that it sticks really well and holds up well in the wash. I like to use this brand of HTV for all my projects.
Once the file is cut, weed out the excess vinyl with your weeding tools. The great thing about HTV is that you don’t need transfer tape. The vinyl is stuck to a carrier sheet so all you do is flip it over and iron/heat press. it to your Christmas towels.
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Center your vinyl design onto the tea towel and place a piece of parchment paper over the vinyl. Iron or heat press for approx. 20 seconds. If you are using an iron, do not use steam. After the carrier sheet is cool, peel it to reveal your design. Repeat these steps for the second tea towel so you have a set.
These Christmas tea towels make the perfect gift…or keep them for yourself!
SVG CUT FILE FAQs
How do I open these files in my Silhouette software?
First, download the zip file and save it to your computer. Next, unzip the folder and save the individual files to the folder of your choice.
Next, open your Silhouette software and click FILE>OPEN and navigate to where you saved the file. You can also import the file(s) to your Silhouette library by clicking FILE>LIBRARY>IMPORT TO LIBRARY and navigating to where you saved the file.
Can I open SVG files in the Silhouette Basic Edition?
No. You must have Silhouette Designer Edition to open SVG files. If you have Silhouette Basic Edition, you can only use STUDIO files. STUDIO files are specific to Silhouette.
Check more tips and ideas for how to use SVG files.
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