Tools and equipment needed: Rhinestone ready to press heat transfer, iron with no steam setting, tweezers, a flat surface & protective layer (eg towel)

finished rhinestone transfer

Apply a iron on rhinestone transfer

depending on size of transfer 20 minutes

prepare

applying

Arrange the item you wish to apply the rhinestone transfer to on a flat surface with a protective layer underneath. Put the iron on hottest temperature to warm up and select ‘no steam’ option. Make sure the area where you wish to apply the transfer to is crease-free by pre-heating and smoothing out the area with iron for 20-30 seconds. (if your item is a delicate item that can’t take the full heat of iron do this step before letting iron heat up to full temperature)

Apply the rhinestone transfer

rhinestone heat transfer

Peel the clear transfer tape from the backing paper slowly and carefully (if any rhinestones come loose in transit you can reapply with tweezers) then place the transferred in desired place (rhinestones facing up) and carefully smooth out the tape so rhinestone are in the place you wish to apply them. You may use another layer of protective transfer paper on top of this but isn’t necessary.

Apply heat to secure rhinestones

ironing on

Slowly and firmly press the iron on the clear transfer paper over design, move the iron slowly but firmly over the design, the heat is activating the glue on the bottom of the crystal. The time this takes depends on the rhinestone and design size, typical time is around 1 minute. After 40-60 seconds let cool for a few seconds and carefully peel away the clear transfer paper, the rhinestones should stay firmly on the desired item, if not apply more heat until paper easily peels away leaving your rhinestone design successfully in place.

Aftercare

garment care

When washing item, for best results and longer life use low temperatures and wash inside out. Click here for bigger garment care advice picture.