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Personalize It – Crystallize It!

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Whether you are staying home for Pesach or going away, it is nice to have something new to enhance this special Yom Tov. With rhinestone monograms now so readily available you can turn many household items from ordinary to extraordinary. Enhance bath and hand towels, aprons, oven mitts, etc. with simple to use “Crystalique” iron on transfers. Do it yourself and present your hostess with a magnificent basket of monogrammed fingertip towels. Their elegant and easy and so affordable – you’ll want to treat yourself as well!

Supplies “Crystalique” iron-on transfers made by etched in stone (etchedinstoneusa.com) Towels, aprons, oven mitts, etc (Available at Target, Walmart, Marshalls…some of the towels and mitts I used were purchased in dollar stores.) An Iron

Directions 1. Preheat iron to the hottest setting (No steam) 2. Place fabric item on a flat, firm surface 3. Remove white backing from iron-on transfer 4. Place transfer face side up on the fabric 5. Press firmly, without moving, directly on to the clear film for 12-15 seconds 6. Let cool to room temperature and gently peel off plastic 7. If there are stones that have not bonded to the fabric, repeat steps 5 & 6 8. Press again directly on top of the stones for 10 seconds

Do the stones stay on; do they fall off while washing or drying?

Personally, I have never had a problem with the Crystalique iron on transfers. If you follow directions they should stay on beautifully wash after wash.

Tip – A friend of mine enjoys putting together towel baskets for simchos. She buys simple washcloths and adds a lace trim on one side.

 

About the Author: Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, marketing a product, party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes the simple basic everyday products and transforms them into that extraordinary presentation. Esther lives in Lakewood, NJ and can be contacted via e-mail at estheroinfo@gmail.com.


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