Memory quilts have been the rage in the crafting world for years. Why not do the same thing by creating a memory photo tablecloth? Imagine how wonderful it would be to sit around the family dinner table and look down to see photos of all of your loved ones, including historic family photos of those who have passed on? A personalized memory photo tablecloth is a unique way to celebrate family history--and making one yourself ensures that it will be done the right way.
Things You'll Need
- T-shirt transfer paper
- Ink jet printer
- Digital photos
- White tablecloth
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How to Make a Memory Photo Tablecloth
Sketch the layout for your tablecloth, making notations where the photos go. Think about how certain pictures relate to specific family members (such as photos of Dad and Grandpa together) and place them accordingly. Vary photo size to enhance the design.
Organize the photos in a file on your computer's hard drive, labeling where they will go based on your design sketch.
Reverse the photos that will be used on the tablecloth with a photo editing program on your computer. The photos need to be printed in reverse so when they are transferred, they will be viewed correctly.
Print the photos on the transfer paper in your ink-jet printer, with print quality set on "Best."
Cut out the finished printed transfer paper photos. Placing the images face down on the tablecloth, tape or pin them according to your sketch.
Preheat the iron setting to the highest setting below steam (but not the steam setting). Iron each photograph onto the tablecloth to complete the process. Follow the directions on the transfer paper package.