Kids and adults alike love Halloween for a chance to dress up and pretend to be someone else. Children especially love to go door to door trick or treating to collect lots of delicious candy. While adults love to throw costume parties to celebrate too. Our Trick or Treat Halloween rhinestone template makes it easy to bling out a t-shirt in celebration of Halloween.
Pick you your favorite color tee shirt. Download the rhinestone template. Then follow our instructions below to bling out your shirt at a fraction of the cost of retail.
A Brief History of Halloween
Most people know that Halloween originated with a Celtic pagan festival. Participants would dress up in costume to ward off ghosts. But how and when did the iconic saying “Trick or treat” enter into American culture?
Unfortunately, the coining of the phrase is unknown. What is known is that Charles M. Schulz used the phase trick or treating in a 1951 Peanuts comic strip. Moreover, in 1952, Disney produced a cartoon entitled “Trick or Treat” featuring Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey, and Louie. This cartoon short visualized for children how to trick or treat. With these two influencers, the term became cemented into our culture.
How to Use the Trick or Treat Halloween Rhinestone Template
It’s so easy to bling out your tee shirt using our template. First, download the template here. You’ll be able to see the exact position and the sizes of the rhinestones we used. Of course, prewash your shirt before you start to attach rhinestones.
Next, decide whether you want to use glue on (flat back) rhinestones or hot fix. If you choose glue on rhinestones, you’ll need a quality adhesive like Gem-Tac. Whichever glue you decide on, make sure it is safe gluing embellishments to fabric, dries clear and is washable. On the other hand, if you choose to use hot fix rhinestones, transfer paper can make embellishing super easy. Transfer paper has 2 pieces, a clear piece sticky on one side and an opaque non-sticky piece.
How to Use Flat Back Rhinestones with the Template
After prewashing your shirt, lay it out as flat as possible. Then, using the template as a guide, place the rhinestones as indicated. Removing 1 rhinestone at a time, place a drop of glue slightly smaller than the rhinestone in its place. Gently press the rhinestone into the glue drop. Some of the glue should seep out from the sides of the rhinestone. This is very important as this creates a seal that helps prevent the rhinestones from falling off. When you’ve finished gluing all the rhinestones, let the glue dry on a flat surface for 24 hours.
Make a Rhinestone Transfer with Hot Fix Rhinestones
Once you’ve downloaded the template, place it on your work surface. You may want to place a piece of wax paper on top of the template. This will keep the sticky part of the transfer paper from sticking to the template. Lay the rhinestones out on the template (or wax paper) according to the template, facet side up. Then remove the opaque piece of transfer paper and lay the sticky, clear piece on top of the rhinestones.
When you’re ready to embellish your shirt, heat a non-steam iron to its hottest setting. Lay the transfer on your shirt. Press down on the rhinestone transfer for 10-15 seconds. Pick the iron up and press down on another part of the transfer. Do not slide the iron as this may move the rhinestones. After heating all parts of the transfer, remove the sticky part and let cool.
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Typically, pumpkins are an enduring symbol of Autumn. They’re members of the gourd family, which includes gourds and squashes as well. Generally, pumpkins are ready for harvest September through October, which happen to be 2 Fall months. And so, the humble orange fruit has become the iconic image of fall. You can proclaim your love for pumpkins by blinging out a shirt to wear during this season. Additionally, our pumpkin rhinestone template makes embellishing a shirt with rhinestones easy.
How to Use Our Pumpkin Rhinestones Template
First, download the rhinestone template here. Our template shows the position, size and quantity of the rhinestones you’ll need. You can use it exactly or experiment with different sizes or colors. Next, pre-wash and dry your shirt before you begin embellishing. If the shirt material is thin, you may want to put a piece of wax paper between the layers. This will keep the glue from seeping through the top to the bottom. Make sure you lay your garment as flat as possible on your work surface.
Finally, decide on what kind of rhinestone you want to use, hot fix or flat back. Both work great although you use slightly different techniques for each one. Hot fix rhinestones have glue on them and need heat to activate the glue. Flat backs need an adhesive like Gem-Tac or E6000.
Hot Fix Rhinestones
Certainly, hot fix rhinestones work well with rhinestone transfers. Transfer paper makes putting rhinestone designs on clothing simple. It’s made of a clear sticky piece and an opaque non-sticky piece. Once you’ve downloaded the template, lay the rhinestones on the template, facet side up as indicated. Separate your transfer paper and lay the sticky side on top of the rhinestones. Here again, you may want to use a piece of wax paper. Position it over the template before laying out rhinestones to keep the transfer paper from sticking to the template.
When you’re ready to embellish your shirt, heat an iron to its highest setting. Hot fix rhinestone manufacturers don’t recommend steam irons because the steam and the steam vents interfere with glue activation. Next, lay your shirt out flat and position your rhinestone transfer on your shirt. Press down with the iron and hold for about 12-18 seconds. Lift the iron straight up and repeat on another part of the transfer. Do not slide the iron as this may move the rhinestones. Finally, when you’ve activated the glue on all the rhinestones, let the rhinestones cool.
Flat Back Rhinestones
Whereas, embellishing with flat back rhinestones requires the used of a glue. For gluing rhinestones to fabric, my favorite glue is Gem-Tac. It dries clear, is washable and is easy to apply. Lay the rhinestones out on the shirt to form the design. When you’re ready to glue, remove one rhinestone, and place a drop of glue in its place. Pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop.
Notably, some of the glue should seep out from the sides. This is very important as this forms a seal that helps prevent the rhinestone from peeling off. Often. crafters who are new to rhinestoning don’t use enough glue and the rhinestones will fall off in the wash. Admittedly, some people are afraid of glue blobs and use too little glue. However, rhinestone glues dry clear and is invisible once cured.
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How to make an autumn wreath
Your front door says a lot about you. Show off your personality with a simple, do it yourself wreath. Get ready for the upcoming holidays with this easy festive personalized wreath!
For this project I used:
Dollar tree leaves
Styrofoam ring about 8 inches in diameter
16ss rhinestones in colors Topaz and Sunflower AB
Assorted fall floral and craft small craft pumpkins
This wreath begins the same as my previous post, Rhinestone Autumn Leaf Table Centerpiece. Begin by cutting the leaves off the plastic vine. Decide on a circular arrangement and the size of your centerpiece: I put bigger leaves on the bottom and smaller leaves on top overlapping each other and kept the circumference to about 9 inches around the outside and about 2 inches on the inside. Using a hot glue gun, glue the leaves together beginning with the bottom leaves.
Once the leaves are glued together, decide on how you want the rhinestones. I used Topaz and Sunflower AB which complimented the colors of the leaves. I used the darker color of Topaz on the inside leaves and along the darker colors of the leaves and the Sunflower AB along the lighter.
Following the veins in the leaves, place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on a leaf and pick up a rhinestone with tweezers or a wax tipped tool. Gently press a rhinestone into the glue drop. When using E6000, I like to squeeze a bit over a paper plate and use a toothpick to scrape up a bit of glue and apply it.
Continue gluing and then let dry flat for 24 hours.
Using the hot glue gun, squeeze hot glue around the Styrofoam ring and press the leaf ring on. Allow to cool.
To make the bow, leave about 2 inches of ribbon on the one end and make a loop. While holding the end of this loop, continue making loops, bunching the bottom of the loops together until you have 8 loops. Take your craft wire, leaving about 2 inches on the end, and begin wrapping it tightly around the bottom leaving. Cut the wire again leaving about 2 inches of wire. Cut the ribbon leaving about 2 inches on each end.
Attach the bow to the wreath by slipping one end of the wire between the leaves and Styrofoam and the other end around the back twisting both ends of the wire together to secure and tucking the wire ends into the Styrofoam.
If any of your fall floral or pumpkins has wire attached to them, you can slip the wire between the leaves and Styrofoam and secure the end of the wire into the Styrofoam. Any fall craft décor without wires can be attached using a hot glue gun.
Trim your door with this easy to make dazzling autumn wreath throughout the fall season.
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How to make an easy Fall table decoration
Do you love to entertain family and friends? Do you like to have the table set just so? This easy candle table centerpiece will make any table glow with the colors of the season.
For this project I used:
Autumn leaves from the dollar store
Hot glue gun
16ss rhinestones in colors of Sunflower AB and Topaz
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Begin by cutting the leaves off the plastic vine. Decide on a circular arrangement and the size of your centerpiece: I put bigger leaves on the bottom and smaller leaves on top overlapping each other and kept the circumference to about 12 inches.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the leaves together beginning with the bottom leaves.
Once the leaves are glued together, decide on how you want the rhinestones. I used Topaz and Sunflower AB which complimented the colors of the leaves. I used the darker color of Topaz on the inside leaves and along the darker colors of the leaves and the Sunflower AB along the lighter. Following the veins in the leaves, place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on a leaf and pick up a rhinestone with tweezers or a wax tipped tool. Gently press a rhinestone into the glue drop. When using E6000, I like to squeeze a bit over a paper plate and use a toothpick to scrape up a bit of glue and apply it.
Continue gluing and then let dry flat for 24 hours. Place a pillar candle in the middle and your centerpiece is finished.
Super easy and yet strikingly beautiful! This center piece will have any table ready for fall!
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The aroma of delicious food wafts in from the kitchen and the table is set with fine china, silverware and wine goblets but something is missing. A beautiful centerpiece will add elegance to any table and this Autumn centerpiece is simple to make and will add that extra sparkle.
For this project I used:
3 various sized craft pumpkins
12ss crystal rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
Using a wire cutter, cut the bottom wires off the pumpkins so that they will sit flat. There are many different designs you can do on these small pumpkins and I did them all the same to keep the look unified. Decide on the pattern you would like and when ready, place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on the pumpkin and using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop.
I glued rhinestones around the top of the pumpkins with the rhinestones coming down the sides. I will be showing you the different pumpkins in varying stages of gluing.
Continue gluing and let dry for 24 hours.
Your centerpiece will be the focal point of the celebration and you don’t have to tell your guests how easy it was to make. Perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any other Autumn celebration!
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