I recently went shopping for gloves and found the choices so dull that the Rockin' Dollar Glove project was born. It didn't matter if the gloves were $1 or $40, they were equally ho hum. Our hands are important, they are the focus of conversation, why not have an eye catching pair of gloves on them? I used Skulls and Swallows Iron On Rhinestone designs, but there are several other styles to choose from such as crosses, peace signs, and hearts. I ended up having so much fun with this project I can pretty much guarantee another glove tutorial in the future. For those of you in a warm climate, I apologize, this project is for the rest of us not so fortunate. Although you lucky ones probably have a friend or relative somewhere chilly to send some. I love these gloves as gifts for tween and teen girls, but I'm totally keeping a pair for myself. I definitely need some rockin' new gloves.
You will need:
A pair of knit gloves (I purchased mine at Target. They currently sell 2 pair for $2.00. Michael's also sells them. ** 12/8/11 2 pair for $1 at Dollar Tree*** 11/26/11 Walmart for $1.40 for 2 pair-deal!***
2 Matching Iron-On Rhinestones Designs. I used Tattoo inc. brand from Michael's. Get the smaller size to fit the gloves. (approx. $1.99)
Embellishments (optional) : Charms, Buttons, Ribbon, Chain link. I used Beads Landing, and Jewelry essential charms. You can find them at Michaels and Create For Less. Etsy also has great charms.
Needle & Thread If You Want to Embellish (optional) in color to match gloves (or monofilament thread)
Let's Get Started:
Follow the instructions on the Iron On Rhinestone package.
Be very careful peeling the sheet from the packaging. If a rhinestone comes loose you can put it back on individually.
Lay the design down lightly so it doesn't stick to the glove and line up where you'd like it.
Gently rub the design into the glove so it sticks. The packaging says to iron the material first so the fabric is warm.
MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE DESIGN ON THE TOP OF BOTH GLOVES
This is an easy mistake to make. Make sure the thumbs point in so you don't mistakenly iron one on the wrong side of the glove. If you do you will have to go back and buy another pair to get the opposite hand.
Use a tissue over the iron-on and your iron on medium heat. The iron-on says to use high heat but these are acrylic cheap gloves and too high of heat will melt the material. I could tell on high heat it was looking shiny so I backed off.
Rhinestone Iron-Ons are tempermental. As you pull back if any stones don't adhere lay the design back down and iron again.
If you have just one or two loose stones not sticking make sure they are facing the correct way (glue side down) as they can get flipped over.
Use the pointy end of the iron to get to those one or two stones not adhering.
Pretty Cute Plain:
Now that you are done with the Iron-On you can decide if you want them more embellished. If so find cute charms to match the theme of your Iron-On.
Remove Jump ring on Charms. Make sure you attach to the actual charm and not the jump ring. The thread may work its way through the jump ring.
Attach charms, and buttons to the gloves with needle and thread.
If you choose to attach chains make sure you sew the chain on very snug. If not the thread may come loose through the chain link.
Like a little bling, just attach one charm on each side of the glove near the wrist. Like a lot of bling, add buttons and chains with the charms. At $1.00 a pair you can go crazy with the embellishing and they will still be a great deal.
Even Cuter With Charms:
I can pretty much guarantee if you make these gloves for the teen girls in your life they will love them. I think the Mom's just might want a pair too.
The Rebel Crafter