Make some adorable DIY custom gloves with patterned iron-on vinyl. It looks like you just got a new manicure all winter long!
These DIY custom gloves would make a great stocking stuffer or an easy neighbor gift. You could choose the patterned iron-on vinyl that represents the receiver best. Every time they wear them they’ll feel like they just got a fancy new manicure! If you make multiple gloves then you can wear the fingernail pattern that fits your mood.
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I have always been inspired by Elsa Shiaparelli. She was a designer from the early 1900’s that thought of herself as an artist instead of a fashion designer. A cool design she made was fingernail gloves.
They are gloves that look like you have fancy painted fingernails, and some gloves even had beading as the fingernails*. I made a modern and accessible version with fabric gloves and patterned iron-on vinyl.
It’s very simple to make these custom gloves, and they are so fun because you get to customize the “manicure”. They would be perfect for a sports team or dance team gift, because you could make lots of gloves at one time. You could even coordinate the colors of the gloves and patterned iron-on vinyl with the team colors.
You could use this idea to mend holes with iron-on vinyl or you could even add iron-on vinyl to shoes and make “toenail shoes”! I love being able to cut with the Cricut Maker, and make a bunch of Cricut Maker projects!
- Fabric gloves
- Cutting machine like the Cricut maker*
- Patterned iron-on vinyl*
- Iron or Easypress*
- Ovals svg – the size I used was .5″ x .75″
DIY Custom Gloves
Watch the video and then read the tutorial below.
1. Use your machine to cute out 10 ovals from the patterned iron-on vinyl.
2. Weed the ovals and cut each oval separate.
3. Carefully place the ovals on the fingers of each glove.
4. Follow the guidelines of the patterned iron-on vinyl to iron it onto the gloves.
5. Once the gloves and patterned iron-on vinyl cool peel the backing off.
6. The ironing makes the gloves slightly shrink, but once I put them on the gloves stretched back to their original size.
7. Wrap them up and give them as a gift! (Or keep them for yourself!)
If you make some DIY custom gloves using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!