Do you keep all of you leftover scraps of vinyl? Do you feel as if they are overflowing, and never really being used? Well, I have a solution for you. By using your leftover HTV vinyl, you can make your very own mosaic! Let your creative juices flow when designing your very mosaic masterpiece. It is super easy, I think anyone that follows this blog will become a mosaic master!

Mosaics can be found all over social media. Pinterest, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, you name that social media site and it is there! So, we thought it was only appropriate to make a cute little blog post about this new trend. This way everyone can join in the fun in creating beautiful mosaics.

Below you will find all the steps as well as helpful tips to create your very own mosaic.

You will need:

  • HTV scraps
  • Your trusty scissors (make sure they are sharp!)
  • A heat transfer tape/mask

7 Easy Steps for Mosaics

Step One:  Cut your HTV into smaller pieces. This can be any shape you want.  It can be triangles that make a pattern to interlock, or squares to make a cool image of a flower.  Get creative here!  Pro tip: Make sure that you keep your colours organized.  This way you still know where everything is.

Step Two: Now we are going to layout the design with the liner facing up. If you're new to crafting, that means shiny side up. 

Step Three: Once your design is ready to go we are going to lay your transfer mask on top.

Step Four: Now, get your trusty squeegee out to set that design. Let’s make is a smooth as possible!

Step Five: Now set up the recommended time and temp on your press.  

mosaic vinyl scraps craft example

Depending on what vinyl you are using the time and temp can very.  Pro tip: This mosaic-style really works well with our EasyWeed HTV.

Step Six: Now, let’s peel that transfer mask off.  Make sure to do this slowly.  This is where you may see that some of the pieces where placed accidentally upside down.  Sadly you will need to replace that piece, or pieces and press it down one more time.  You will kind of need to repeat steps from one to six until you get the results you are looking for.  Pro tip: when cutting, make sure all your pieces are shiny side up, this way you can avoid making this mistake.

Step Seven:  Now, peel the liner off the vinyl pieces.  This can be a little tedious, but the result of the design looks pretty cool. I think it is definitely worth the work put into it.  Pro tip: warm up a lower platen to make it easy to peel that liner.

Sit back and admire your design in all its glory, or you can keep going and make even more mosaics. That is up to you.  You can create so many things using this technique whether it's a picture or a funky background! I've seen this technique used to create fake mosaic tiles on other household items as well and it looks pretty cool.

Don’t forget to tag RQC supply in your creations of mosaics.  We always love seeing all of the amazing crafts you guys make!

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