This wooden thing — the MOPPE mini chest of drawers — had been sitting in my craft room for years begging for a makeover. But I didn’t want to paint it because of the possibility of the drawers getting harder to pull out.
I used infusible ink transfer sheets instead. All in all, an easy makeover for the MOPPE.
IKEA items used:
Other materials and tools:
How to use Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets on wood:
Measure your placement and plan your design.
Cut out your design in the print sheet.
Place the design, face down on the wood. Tape it in place.
Lay parchment paper on top of design. (Included in the infusible ink transfer sheets package.)
Heat a heat press to 205 degrees Celsius (approx. 400 degrees F). Carefully place press on top of parchment paper and with no pressure let it sit for 60 seconds.
Watch it and if there are signs of smoke, remove right away.
After 60 sec carefully remove press and let the design cool. Don’t move anything.
After it has cooled. Remove the sheet and behold your transfer!
How long and how much did it cost?
It took me 45 min from start to finish. I bought the infusible ink transfer sheets for 14 euro. The other stuff I already had at home as mad crafter.
What do you like most about the hack?
Now this piece looks like me! It’s not bland. It’s fun and invites to conversation and usage.
What was the hardest part about this hack?
Figuring out if the wood would catch fire. The was a bit of research involved.
What to pay special attention to?
Not shifting the design as it will leave shadows.
Looking back, would you have done it differently?
Using more tape to secure the design. There are many different designs of the sheets to choose from so you can really make this your own.
~ by Emma Lanner Frånlund from Sweden