Hi Friends! Have you ever wondered if you could apply heat transfer vinyl to tough polyester? Well, I wondered the same thing, so of course I had to try it! We got these plain black stadium chairs from Costco last year and I knew I needed to decorate them somehow. My daughter will be starting high school in the fall so I went ahead and got us started on Bulldog merchandise for cheap and these custom stadium seats turned out perfect!
Materials Needed for custom stadium seats:
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- Stadium Seat- we got our at Costco but you can also find them on Amazon here
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (or HTV) – I use Siser Easyweed from Expressions Vinyl (click here!)
- Cricut or other electronic cutting machine
- Heat Press – this is one I use
This project is super easy to do if you have a Cricut or other cutting machine. I absolutely love mine and do most of my projects with it. You can check out my ultimate resource guide of Cricut ideas by clicking here! I designed my image in Cricut Design Space and cut it out on “iron on vinyl” setting (glossy side of HTV goes down on mat). Once it’s cut, weed out all the extra vinyl. If you’d like to watch my video tutorial on cutting and weeding vinyl click here!
(If you need step by step directions and video on this part, check out my tutorial here on how to use a heat press!)
I allowed one side that’s double folded to hang off so I could get a better press. I turned the pressure up to as high as I could go and still get the press to lock down. I pressed for 25 seconds, lifted up the handle, and then peeled off the backing. (Peel it slowly. If it’s not sticking press again or turn your heat up a little bit. I ended up pressing it again with the other side hanging off since it was the first and last letters that didn’t want to adhere.)
These custom stadium seats are super easy to carry and use during those long hours of sitting on bleachers at basketball, football, or baseball games! They definitely save your back and also would make great gifts!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!
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