50 More Items to Decorate with Heat Transfer Vinyl

So hopefully I’ve opened your eyes a little on the different types of items you can heat print on with heat transfer vinyl. Sure, some of them are items you may have guessed at or maybe even printed yourself. in this part 2, I’ll show you the Home and Miscellaneous items you should consider for decorating projects.

Our third category for items you can heat print is, Home. The Home category is comprised of items either found in or pertaining to, the home.

Home

51 – Car Covers 64 – Grill Covers
52 – Towels 65 – Pot Holders
53 – Tool Pouches 66 – Curtains
54 – Eyeglasss Cases 67 – Blankets
55 – Bath Mats 68 – Bed Sheets
56 – Luggage 69 – Carpet Runners
57 – Shoe Organizers 70 – Fabric Napkins
58 – Shower Curtains 71 – Throw Pillows
59 – Table Runners 72 – Tablet Covers
60 – Chair Covers 73 – Journal Covers
61 – Flags 74 – Leather Portfolios
62 – Pillow Cases 75 – Mouse Pads
63 – Table Cloths  

Having the ability to decorate unique items such as barbecue grill covers and umbrellas with heat transfer vinyl opens a whole new world of decorating opportunities! Think of the creative displays you could add to your store with just a few of these items.

Costumes, lunch bags, stadium cushions and hats? You bet!

Costumes, lunch bags, stadium cushions and hats? You bet!

Here we are at the end of our post, the final 25. This segment kicks off Miscellaneous. Some of the items in this category could be moved to others, but ultimately, it’s not about categories, it’s about giving you the ideas and the tools to be able to heat print on pretty much anything that comes through your doors. If a customer brings it in, chances are that there’s a heat transfer vinyl material that will adhere to it and last for a long, long time!

Miscellaneous

76 – Lanyards 89 – Guitar Cases
77 – Cellphone Cases 90 – Dog Leashes
78 – Camera Straps 91 – Cosmetic Bags
79 – Lense Cloths 92 – Drum Cases
80 – Chef Hats 93 – Wheel Covers
81 – Dog Collars 94 – Laptop Cases
82 – Backdrops 95 – Camera Bags
83 – Dog Sweaters 96 – Flip Flops
84 – Messenger Bags 97 – Tents
85 – Banners 98 – Awnings
86 – Ceramic Mugs 99 – Knife Cases
87 – Can Koozies 100 – Costumes
88 – Backpacks  

So what items do you print on regularly that aren’t on one of these lists? I’m sure there are hundreds more ideas floating around out there in niche markets. Take a photo of your unique item and share it with us on social media using the hashtag #SISERNA.

To wrap it all up and give you a takeaway, here is the same chart laid out in a beautiful pdf file for you to print and keep handy.

Heat Transfer Vinyl Items Download

Click the image for a printable .pdf file of the 100 Items You Can Decorate with Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl

By | 2017-02-27T12:00:37+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Heat Transfer Vinyl|40 Comments

About the Author:

Keith Allison is a 30 year veteran of the imprinted garment industry, having touched on all aspects of decorationincluding airbrushing, screen printing, heat printing and everything in between! Keith is Siser’s Marketing Manager and also produces all of the awesome Siser videos!

40 Comments

  1. Ola August 24, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for opening my eyes to see other stuff I can use sister vinyl for. Can you make a video on how to use vinyl. (100 items)

    • Keith Allison August 24, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Wow… a video where we decorate 100 items? That would be a very involved video! It could happen one day!

  2. roxanna taylor November 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    what about the settings for some of the items. Do you have a chart for that? I just learning.

  3. Sheri Coleman November 11, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I actually was searching google for an answer and this blog popped up. I see that you put siser htv on a wheel cover. I am a total newbie and a friend asked me to personalize his wheel cover. I purchased the siser easyweed htv and I have a heat press. His wheel cover is a vinyl coated poly cotton. I could use any and all tips that you recommend such as heat setting and all. This makes me a nervous wreck, I do not want to melt his wheel cover.

    • Keith Allison November 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      I answered Sheri offline but just to keep this updated…
      Start off low with the temperature, 275°F for 5 seconds. You have to make sure that you use a cover sheet to avoid scorching or melting the wheel cover. Try testing in an inconspicuous spot like the bottom of the cover by applying a small thing like a circle or square. If the 275° doesn’t fully set the graphic, you can try bumping it up to 280° for another 5 seconds. Just peel the carrier off slowly and if you see a part of the design lifting, put the cover sheet back on and press it again. There really shouldn’t be any issues as long as you use the cover sheet.

  4. Rick Zam November 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hey Keith,

    I was wondering if there’s a white vinyl I can use for sublimation? I want to cut the shape of my design, iron it in a shirt and then sublimate on the vinyl. Any recommendations?

    • Keith Allison November 19, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Rick, there isn’t a vinyl that can be sublimated at this time. We’ve had plenty of demand for a sublimatable vinyl… we keep trying to figure out a way to do it! I’ll make sure to update this post if we find a way to make it work.

  5. Stacie February 19, 2016 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Do you have any tips on applying to yoga mats? I tried that once but it didn’t work very well… The mat puffed up when heated with the press and the vinyl didn’t stick very well. Maybe it was just the type of mat I tried with?

    • Keith Allison February 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Stacie, you could always try lowering the temperature and raising the dwell time. If your’e currently pressing at say 305° for 10 seconds, try 265° for 20 seconds. Each substrate is totally different and if we recommend testing on a small section first just so you can get everything dialed in without wasting a whole mat. if you still have trouble after testing, email our tech support and they can give you other ideas on what might work in your particular situation.

  6. Dawn March 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Will the siser glitter adhere to metal, for instance a license plate?

    • Keith Allison March 25, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

      As long as the metal you’re applying to is flat, you shouldn’t have any problems using glitter. I can’t say how well it will hold up if being used outdoors… rain, sun and road debris will probably have an effect on longevity.

  7. Carol March 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I have a incase laptop sleeve that is made of polyetheine vinylacetate and has a polyethylene foam insert. Can I use HTV on it? Which type and what would settings be? It is crying for some vinyl!!

    • Keith Allison March 25, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Your best bet would be to use EasyWeed Extra. As far as application, I would start out low… try 270° for 10 seconds. Peel gently… if you get any of the design lifting, move the temp up 5 degrees and try again. You’ll find that sweet spot and you’ll have a fabulous looking laptop sleeve!

  8. Heather July 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    A customer has asked us to apply a design to an automotive cargo shade/cover. I can’t find what material it is, it’s a thin flexible material that rolls up when not in use-kind of like a blind. It feels kind of like a camp chair or ez up tent. I don’t want to melt it. Any suggestions for a vinyl and temp/press time?

    • Keith Allison July 18, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Heather, I would try EasyWeed Extra. Your best bet is to start low on the temp… about 265° (please test in a small inside corner) and increase your temperature until you get the design to adhere. Once you have your temp and pressure dialed in, you’ll be ready for the full size graphic! Good luck and share a photo of your final product with us!

  9. Stephanie December 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I see #69 is Carpet Runners. I have possible contract opportunity to supply a logo on automotive carpet. Is there a specific Siser product that would work best on this fiberous poly material? And at what settings? The logo is very detailed so I’m thinking I may have to layer it onto a solid background piece. Thoughts? I see this is an older post so fingers crossed someone sees this!

    • Lily Campau December 5, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, we recommend test applying CadFlex™ and EasyWeed™ to samples of the carpet. If you can find out the fiber content that will help determine your heat application settings. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  10. Courtney Hansen May 15, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Hello! Can I iron on Siser Glitter HTV to the inside of a graduation gown? If so, what temp should the iron be. The material of the gown says it is 100% Acetate use warm iron. Im nervous and don’t want to ruin a customers gown
    Thank you!

    • Lily May 16, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Hi Courtney, acetate can be heat sensitive and may melt under high heat. If you plan on doing projects like this in the future I’d suggest checking out 5 Tips for Applying Siser HTV to Heat Sensitive Items. For this particular situation though, start with the silk setting or lower. Since you’ll be ironing at such a low temperature you’ll need to increase the pressing time to around 20-30 seconds. If the Glitter is still not adhering, go up a setting and press for 10 second increments. Don’t forget to use a heat transfer cover sheet of some kind to protect the gown.

  11. Rayanna Clukey August 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m wanting to use HTV to customize a folding camp chair (the ones that go in a bag for storage), the tag says it’s made of 100% polyurethane foam pad. Is it possible to use HTV? If so, what kind should I use? I’d appreciate any info/tips, thank you!

    • Lily August 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Hello! Folding chairs can be decorated, however polyurethane foam may melt under high heat, so reduce your temperature and increase your pressing time. If you can, slide the fabric off the metal to fit it on your heat press, otherwise an iron is a good option to apply in that small area. Any HTV will be suitable for this project.

  12. Markus August 23, 2017 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Hi guys so thankful for this amazing post and website giving all the advise and material needed. I wanted to apply some vinyl onto sunglasses frames, these will be like glossy plastic frames, is there any suitable vinyl I could use maybe low temperature and longer press??

    Also I want to press onto caps but is there any vinyl available that makes the print a bit raised (slight 3D) so it looks not just “orinted” on

    • Lily August 24, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Hi Markus, thanks for reading!

      For hard, plastic goods like sunglasses, you’ll want to use adhesive vinyl not heat transfer vinyl.

      Brick™ 600 is a thick, raised material that’s flexible enough for hats. Additionally, StripFlock is a fuzzy textured HTV that’s slightly raised and looks good on caps as well.

  13. Chris September 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Hi!! I have been making projects for my friends and I have a request from a friend that has challenged me. I can’t seem to find any information on this project. I hope you can help or point me in the right direction. My friend wants me to make a logo for metal valve covers for their car. I found vinyl decals for valve covers but I am not sure what type of vinyl is used. What temps can the vinyl maintain? I hope you can help. Thank you.

    • Lily September 19, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Hi Chris! The vinyl decals you saw are most likely permanent adhesive vinyl which is applied like a sticker, unlike HTV which is applied with heat. The adhesive vinyl (AKA sign vinyl) will be the best vinyl for the covers, but I’m unable to advise you on the temperatures it can withstand. It would be best to inquire with the manufacturer of the vinyl brand for the most accurate info. Good luck with your project 🙂

      • Chris September 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        Hi Lily. Thank you for your reply. It is a great help. I thought about the adhesive vinyl but because the valve covers will heat up while the car is running I thought the adhesive may melt and the HTV would last longer. The owner said the valve covers should average approximately 180-200 degrees. With that information would you still recommend adhesive vinyl or the HTV?

        • Lily September 20, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

          In the same way that the adhesive on the sign vinyl will melt, so will the adhesive on the HTV. Heat transfer vinyl goes on with heat and it will come off with heat. So you’ll likely have to find an alternative to vinyl for decorating the metal. Perhaps you may want to consider looking into etching cream?

  14. Stacey September 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Wouldn’t HTV come out bumpy on a mouse pad? How to get around that?

    • Lily September 25, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Hi Stacey! A thin HTV like EasyWeed® or even thinner: EasyWeed® Stretch is barely raised when applied with the proper time, temperature, and pressure. These products would be your best choices for decorating a mouse pad.

  15. Jamie September 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Hello! On the list is ceramic mugs. I’ve been heat pressing some with HTV and I am still testing it all. I do know that the easyweed doesn’t stay very well. I am using sublimation mugs and cleaning well with alcohol before pressing. I am also pressing at around 360 degrees for about 35 seconds with firm pressure. Does the easyweed extranhave a stronger adhesive and maybe would stay better? Seems the glitter might stay better than easyweed but time will tell. I love making the mugs with htv but not sure it they are going to hold up. Any tips would be helpful!

    • Keith September 27, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Jamie,

      Pressing EasyWeed® on anything at 360 degrees for 35 seconds will make the adhesive fail. It’s not designed for time and temps like that. Lower your temperature down to the 300 degree range and try for 5-10 seconds. Mugs hold heat very well so you may even find that you have to go even lower on the temp and add 5-10 seconds to the time. You’ll have to experiment but start with the recommended temperature and see how that goes!

  16. Kristy October 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am thinking about writing my daughter’s name on her Halloween candy carrier. The tag says it is made of Polyurethane Foam. It is very soft and I am worried about putting too much heat. If I use HTV, will it melt through the foam material?

  17. Angela November 9, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Hi, I tried pressing vinyl onto a mug but it didn’t last after one dishwasher cycle. Do you have any tips? And what about glass – like a wine glass?

    • Lily November 9, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Hi Angela, HTV can be pressed onto mugs with a mug press, but you’ll get best results using adhesive sign vinyl to decorate hard goods.

  18. Dominique Starnes November 30, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Hello 🙂 I am wondering if you can apply heat to a wallet clutch. I don’t think it is faux leather, but it seems like plastic. Do you think a low heat will be ok to apply a monogram?

    • Lily November 30, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Dominique! We have several blog posts on applying to faux leather, but if the clutch seems to be more like plastic then I’d recommend using an adhesive sign vinyl to decorate it without melting the material.

  19. Deanna December 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve just used foil HTV on some glass mugs for gifts. I know they will need to be hand washed, but just now wondered if they can be used in the microwave?

    • Lily December 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Deanna, Siser® heat transfer vinyl is not flame retardant and therefore should not be microwaved.

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