How to Reattach Plastic Lettering to a Jersey

So you’ve got a team jersey that needs some TLC? Are those great looking plasticized letters starting to curl up and peel off? Not a problem. Keep reading for instructions on how you can re-attach them neatly and easily.

1. Launder the jersey on gentle cycle to remove any debris. Allow it to dry. Turn your jersey inside out when laundering it to avoid additional loosening of the lettering.custom NHL lettering

2. Lay the jersey on the ironing board with numbers smoothed out.

3. Set your iron to the hottest setting and turn the steam feature off.

4. Position the number carefully, and place the edge of a sheet of plain paper over it.

5. Press the edge (not the whole bottom!) of the iron to the edge of the letter.

  • Notes:
    • Place the edge of the paper even with the edge of the plastic number so that you can see what you are doing more easily.
    • Use only the edge of the iron, not the entire flat surface. The object is to seal the two layers of plastic to each other along their edges. Using the entire flat part of the iron will place too much heat over too much surface area at once.
    • You will need to experiment with heat, time, and pressure applied to find the best combination. Start with very short pressing time… almost a “tap” and gradually increase it until you come to a (few seconds) time period which will adhere the plastic layers without melting them so much that they stick to the paper.

6. Gently press down and slide the edge of the iron slowly along the edge of the paper.

  • You do not want the iron to actually touch the plastic, as this will melt the plastic and leave ugly goo on your iron. See “Tips” below.

7. Continue until every edge is tacked back down into place.

8. Leave the jersey on the ironing board until everything has cooled down.

9. Pat yourself on the back and prepare for your kid to say “Hey! You fixed it! Thanks!”

Tips

  • Keep the paper between the plastic and your iron to prevent the melted plastic sticking to the iron. The object is to melt the plastic layers together, not melt the plastic to the iron.
  • Waxed paper can be substituted for regular paper, but will leave a wax residue which must then be cleaned off the iron and lettering.
  • You do not want the iron to actually touch the plastic, as this will melt the plastic and leave ugly goo on your iron.
  • If you don’t want to risk further damaging your garment, lots of small sporting goods stores have an iron specially made for adhering numbers to fabric. They can repair your jersey most of the time free of charge.

Warnings

  • This process is specifically for heat transfer lettering and will not work on silk-screened or sublimated designs. Attempting these steps on such a garment may further damage your product.
  • Irons can get very hot. Handle with appropriate care.

How to Decorate Your Bedroom Wall Cheap

Got a shabby bedroom wall? Depressed every time you lie back and look up? Whether it’s a bad paint job, color choice, or simply a case of too boring, you can decorate your four walls easily and cheaply.  Read on…custom NHL decals stickers

1. If you dislike the paint or wallpaper, get rid of it. Wallpaper can be removed with a scalpel. Painting over a bad color with plain white or cream is always a life saver. Make sure you do this properly and plaster the sideboards before starting.

2. Clean up. You may have stains and dirt on your walls. Get rid of them as soon as possible, as a clean wall is a pretty wall! A sponge and a quality cleaner usually takes good care of stains – if not, try something a little stronger or see if you can redo the paint in that particular area.

3. Get some posters. You can find them in all kinds of magazines, or if you are willing to spend a tiny bit more, try shopping around. Make sure to use blue tack, as this doesn’t damage paint jobs and is easy to remove.

4. Hang up a picture or two. If you’ve got artwork hanging around, stick it in an attractive frame and hang it up on display. You can do the same with photos, collages, anything really. A frame is all you need.

Tips

  • There are poster books available from news agencies, very cheap and complete stocked with all kinds of posters which you can buy.
  • If you want to, you can have a certain wall and just make it your own, decorate with pictures,etc. custom mlb stickers
  • You can try doing something unique and painting patterns rather than solid colors if you want something more outrageous.
  • If you live with someone else or the place isn’t yours, always ask permission before making any major changes like paint or wallpaper.
  • Try to pick a certain theme to stick with for a more coordinated look.

Warnings

  • Sticky tape can damage walls and is difficult to remove, so always use blue tack.
  • Be careful that the cleaners you use are safe on paint.

How to Decorate Your Notebook

Crepe-paper streamers are inexpensive party decorations that give big visual impact. With nothing but a roll of streamers, scissors, tape and a handful of thumbtacks, you can turn almost any get-together into a festive gathering. Best of all, streamers are also fairly easy to clean up, and as long as they don’t rip, you can re-use them many times over. Ultimately, decorating with streamers is all about expressing your own creativity in strips of crepe paper.NBA wall decals

Method 1. Criss-Cross

1. Tape, thumbtack or staple one end of a streamer to a corner of the ceiling.

2. Grasp the other end of the streamer and twist gently.

  • Don’t twist it so tightly that it crinkles up or becomes stiff.

3. Attach the other end of the streamer in the middle of the room, or around a ceiling fixture you’d like to highlight. Leave enough slack in the streamer for it to drape gracefully.

4. Continue attaching streamers in the corners or sides of the room, then gathering them all in the middle.

Method 2. The Curtain

1. Tape floor-length streamers side-by-side to the top of a doorway.iron the transfers

This creates a similar effect to a beaded curtain, and is a great way to set up a surprise party or to partition off certain areas without using a solid barrier.

Method 3. The Drape

1. Cut and drape lengths of streamers across a table so the ends hang down, or around the arms of a chair.

  • You can let the streamers hang loose, or secure the ends. If you secure the ends, pin or tape the streamer periodically along its length so that it drapes in a series of small, wide “U” shapes.
Method 4. The Wrap

1. Tape one end of a streamer to the end of a stair banister, or one side of the balcony railing.

2. Twist the streamer gently around the banister or railing, until you’ve loosely covered the length of the railing.

  • Don’t worry about covering the railing or banister entirely; instead, aim for a candy-cane-like “swirl” effect.
  • Tape the other end in place.
Method 5. The Flutter Effect

Tape streamers so they dangle in front of or near ceiling and window fans. When the fans are turned on, the streamers will flutter in the breeze.

  • You can also hang streamers in front of an open window–no fan–so they stand a chance of catching the real breeze.
Method 6. The Colorful Twist

1. Take two colors of streamers of choice.

2. Tape one end of each streamer to each other. Don’t tape both ends; just do one end.

3. Start twisting them together,

4. Once done, connect the other end so they don’t un-twist.

5. Hang them anywhere you’d like. For example, drape above a doorway or along the sides of a table.

Tips

  • For an interesting 2-color effect, tape the ends of 2 different-color streamers together. Use them as a single streamer for any of your decorating ideas; as you twist the streamers, they’ll give the impression of alternating colors.
  • Select a streamer color or colors that match the occasion. For example, if you’re decorating to watch a sports game or celebrate a win, choose your team’s colors; use red, white and blue streamers to decorate for the Fourth of July; orange and black for Halloween; red, green, silver and white for Christmas; and neutral tones for Thanksgiving.

Things You’ll Need

  • Streamers

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Thumbtacks