How to Weed Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl


When it comes to weeding vinyl one of the most asked questions we get here at Craftables is how to weed glitter heat transfer vinyl. After you cut out a vinyl design using your Cricut or Silhouette machine it can be very difficult to see the cut lines. It can be hard to see your design making it impossible to weed and know where to trim off excess vinyl. I’m going to show you 3 super simple ways to make weeding glitter heat transfer vinyl easy!


Tip #1: Roll It

After your design is cut, slowly roll the vinyl down and up and side to side. This will loosen the vinyl and will make your design cuts more visible. It’ll be easy to see where to trim your design so you don’t waste any vinyl. Once you find your design, cut off the excess to save and weed your design!



Tip #2: Chalk

Grab a piece of chalk (any color will do) and rub it over your vinyl until your design is revealed. Once you find it, trim down your vinyl so you can save the excess. Your design will be visible for easier weeding. When you’re done, just wipe off the chalk with a dry cloth. So simple!




Tip #3: Use a Pen

With this trick, you are going to use the pen feature on your Cricut or Silhouette machine. First, select your design then copy and paste it. Change the copied design color to white and change it from “cut” to “pen”. Then, place the copied design over the original until it’s aligned. Select both designs and attach. Add the pen to your machine and then load your mat to cut out your design. The pen will go over the design, making it easy to see exactly were to weed. When it’s done cutting, trim any the excess vinyl and weed your design. This method makes the weeding process so easy!



There you have it, 3 ways to easily weed glitter heat transfer vinyl. All you need to do is choose your favorite method!




About the Author

Meghan Quinones

Meghan lives in Chicago with her husband and 4 year old twins. She is obsessed with making and creating the look for less. Pretty much every decor piece in her home is something she either made or upcycled. She started her blog to inspire everyone who visits her online creative space to create in their own lives.

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