It’s that time of year again – wedding season! More and more couples are adding fun DIY touches to their ceremonies and receptions. From custom cocktails, to homemade banners, to crafted centerpieces, couples are taking the opportunity to put a personalized stamp on their big day.
These iron-on bridal party robes are a perfect way to add a special touch to the bridal suite. Whether the bride wants to gift these robes to her bridesmaids as a thank you or the crafty one in the group volunteers to make them for the entire bridal party, they’re a great excuse to get a craft night in before the big day.
We ordered these bright pink robes online, but you could match the wedding colors or choose a different color for the bride. We wrote “bride” on one, “MOH” (maid of honor) on another, and “bridesmaid” on the remaining robes, but you could do full names, initials, or something cute like “bride tribe” or “team bride” – get creative with it!
Before you sit down and prepare for your pre-wedding crafting, make sure you have the following – a printer, transfer paper, scissors, and your CHI iron.
We used Cricut Design Space to create the text for the robes, but you could use InDesign or Illustrator, or call the craftsy bridesmaid and have her create the design for you. That’s what friends are for.
Once you have your fonts and colors (in this case, the more sparkles the better), print your design onto transfer paper. You can purchase transfer paper at craft stores, office supply stores, or online.
Print your design onto transfer paper using either an inkjet or laser printer (be sure to get the right paper for your printer). Remember to print a mirror image of your design. Your printer settings will have a mirror mode or you can flip the image in the design program – whichever you prefer.
Once the transfer sheets are printed, plug in your CHI® iron. Make sure you follow the iron-on directions found on your transfer paper pack or individual sheets – they will vary by brand.
Apply pressure and hold the iron on top of the letters for the specified time. When it’s cool to touch, carefully peel back the transfer paper and try on your customized robe.
Brides and bridesmaids alike will love getting ready (and snapping pictures) in these customized robes. Not only are they perfect for getting hair (make sure the suite is equipped with your favorite CHI® flat irons, curling irons, and product) and makeup done before the wedding, they’re the perfect wedding day keepsake for the bridal party.
While CHI® irons are the perfect tool to help with wedding crafts, we’ve got good news – they can also help polish off your day-of looks. Use the iron to vertically steam any wrinkles there may be in the bridesmaid dresses or wedding gown. Simply let the iron heat and press the steam button while holding the iron close to the wrinkled area. The wrinkles will disappear in no time – thanks to the hundreds of steam holes on each CHi® iron.
Whether you are using your iron to de-wrinkle dresses, or your flat iron to put the finishing touches on your hair, you’re sure to look picture perfect from head to toe throughout wedding season.