A photo memory blanket can be a great gift or just a beautiful way to display your favourite photos. Any type of photo can be added to a blanket, so the creative possibilities are endless. Baby photos can be compiled and arranged on a blanket for a child's keepsake, or photos of a couple can make a heartwarming wedding gift. To place the photos onto a blanket and create your memory blanket, you will need to know how to use photo transfer paper.
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Things you need
- Photos (digital or paper)
- Scanner (if the photos are not digital)
- Photo transfer paper
- Cotton blanket
Choose some photos from your collection to use on your blanket. Digital photos work best, but paper printed photos will work with a scanner.
Scan your paper photos into your computer with your scanner. Follow the instructions on your scanner to do this.
Place a sheet of photo transfer paper in your printer's feed tray for each photo you are using on your blanket.
Print each photo from your computer onto the transfer paper and allow the ink to dry before you remove it from the printer.
Lay your blanket on a flat surface and place the printed photos on the blanket where you want them to go. Place them printed-side down.
Smooth over the back of the transfer paper with an iron on medium heat. Press firmly to transfer the photo completely.
Peel back the transfer paper. Your photo will be permanently printed on your blanket.