Glitter-ally The Best.

New Year is always a time to celebrate and what better way to celebrate than with GLITTER! With over 20 eye-catching colours available, Siser® Glitter HTV (heat transfer vinyl) is a great way to add sparkle to a project without shedding any of those troublesome glitter flakes. And if you’re into sublimation, you can sublimate directly onto white Siser Glitter HTV – imagine the possibilities!

But as for New Year accessories, you can’t go wrong with a festive headband. And to make it easier to apply your design to the headband, you can pop your Glitter onto a cardstock base first. That’s right – HTV isn’t just for fabric. You can apply it to cardstock too!


Below is all you need to get you started.

Materials used:

  • Plastic headband (preferably an upcycled one with in-built stems or you can attach your own)
  • Cardstock
  • Siser® Glitter HTV
  • Glue

Tools used:

  • Siser® EasyWeeder®
  • Siser® Cutting Mat
  • Siser® Juliet™ or Romeo™
  • Siser® Heat Press or an iron
  • Heat Transfer Sheet or baking paper


Once you have your design loaded into Leonardo™ Design Studio, simply cut your cardstock section using a Siser® Cutting Mat and the Cardstock Preset under the ‘Other’ preset menu. Then when it comes time to cut your Glitter HTV, remember to load it into your machine shiny/carrier side down and to mirror your design in Leonardo™ Design Studio. You can find the cut preset for Glitter HTV under Presets > HTV > Glitter. And if you’re ever unsure as to whether the cut settings you have are correct for your material, a quick test cut using the Test Cut button will help solve that problem.

Then once your Siser® cutting machine has made quick work of your design, you can get to weeding. Glitter HTV is thicker than your average heat transfer vinyl and requires a bit more pull when weeding. So to help keep your design in place, pop it on Siser® Cutting Mat and use your Siser® EasyWeeder® to hook and remove the excess pieces.

And then you simply add heat! Position your Glitter HTV design in place on your cardstock and get pressing. Whether you’re using a Siser® Heat Press or an iron, cover your material with a Heat Transfer Sheet or baking paper and apply medium pressure for 15-20 seconds at 160°C. One important thing to note is that Glitter HTV can’t be layered, unless it’s the top layer, so if you’re using multiple glitter HTVs, it’s important to make sure they don’t overlap. Once applied, Glitter HTV is a warm peel heat transfer vinyl, meaning you have to wait a few minutes for the design to cool down before removing the carrier sheet. If the design lifts anywhere at all, put the carrier sheet back in place and press for another 5-10 seconds, remembering to wait for the design to cool down again before attempting to remove the carrier sheet.

With the Glitter HTV applied to your cardstock, the final step is to attach your pieces to your headband. You can use almost any kind of craft glue for this, but hot glue is a great option for adhering both quickly and strongly. Bear in mind that headbands are flexible, so make sure that your design is in a position that will suit when it’s stretched out whilst being worn.

And with that, you’re ready to party!

If you’re applying Glitter HTV to fabric garments that require washing, it’s recommended to wait 24 hours before your first wash and to machine wash warm or cold with mild detergent (liquid fabric softener not recommended). If you’re using a dryer, dry your garment on a normal dryer setting. Do not dry clean.

Glitter HTV is such a simple, but fun way to add a bit of fun to your next celebration!


Shout out to Siser ANZ for providing such amazing information to share for how to and inspiration! 









December 18, 2023 — Ainsley Aholelei
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