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Family Recipe Oven Mitt

My grandma was an excellent cook. I really think there was nothing that she couldn’t make taste good. Although she passed away about 10 years ago, her cooking influence and recipes live on strong in our family! This past Christmas season, I asked my mom to send me my grandma’s exceptionally delicious ginger snap recipe and I noticed how lovely her handwriting was. Maybe it is just because my own handwriting is rather sloppy, but I decided that this cherished family recipe deserved to be commemorated, and what better way to memorialize a recipe than with an oven mitt? Let’s get to it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 sheet NuFun Activities Light Fabric Transfer Paper
  • 1 White or light colored cotton or poly blend oven mitt. Honestly, these were harder to find than I expected. I found this one on Amazon and it came in a bunch of cute colors.
  • Scissors
  • Inkjet printer
  • Iron
  • A special recipe and photo
  1. Scan or take a photo of the recipe you want to transfer. Drop out the background so that you only have the text to work with.

    You can do this a few different ways. I dropped out the background of mine in Photoshop but you can also do it in Microsoft Word by inserting the image and and clicking the “Remove Background” tool shown below.

    See the very top left of the screen for the “Remove Background” tool.


  2. Drop out the background of the photo you are going to use just like you did with the recipe. Then place it next to the recipe, MIRROR or flip the image and print.
  3. Think adding the photo with the recipe is too difficult? That’s okay, you can print the recipe and the photo separately, cut them out and simply place them next to each other when you transfer!
  4. Now take your printed transfer and cut around it. 
  5. Place your transfer printed side down on the oven mitt where you want to transfer and iron according to the instructions.
  6. Peel the transfer paper from the oven mitt while it is still hot!

    Hey there, Gram!

    I think I’m going to give the oven mitt to my mom. She will love having Grandma cooking with her in the kitchen!

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