Holiday Hostess gift with Artesprix Beverage Caddy

Hey Everyone, Sarah here. I love this month’s blank of the month. This wine caddy is fantastic. I thought it would make the best hostess gift for the holidays. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do on it, I realized I did not want it to be holiday specific, although that would be fine too. I wanted the person I gifted it to to be able to use it any time of the year.

artesprix wine caddy sublimation DIY hostess gift

What are Artesprix Sublimation Craft Supplies?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Stamp Pad are some of my most treasured items in my craft room! I love being able to use things like my rubber stamps to create things that are not just on paper.  Just being able to pull out some markers or stamps and just create something on plain copy paper is just so enjoyable.

sublimation craft wine caddy DIY materials


Wine Caddy

Sublimation Markers

Sublimation stamp pad

Copy Paper


Sheet of craft plastic or transparency sheet

Small spray bottle with water

Heat Tape

Heat press or iron

Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Create a template for your design by tracing your blank onto a regular piece of copy paper. Be sure to use a pencil so that it does not transfer to your blank when you press it. 

create wine caddy template with pencil and copy paper

Step 2: To create a watercolor effect background, I used my markers to color on a piece of craft plastic. I placed my traced copy paper under it so I could see how much I needed to color.

sublimation marker watercolor effect with artesprix iron-on-ink

Step 3: After coloring, I lightly sprayed the craft plastic with water and pressed the copy paper down on it. I rubbed the copy paper down with my hand to “smear” around the water and ink.

watercolor effect with Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Step 4: Remove opy paper and set aside to dry. You can then just wipe off the piece of craft plastic to use another day on another project.

sublimation stamp designs on plain copy paper wine caddy project

Step 5: Once the page is dry, use your stamps with the Artesprix stamp pad to stamp images onto the page. I used a few different stamps to achieve a semi-mixed media look. I wanted it to look layered.

Step 6: Set your Heat Press to 400℉.

finished sublimation design before transfer with artesprix

Step 7: Now for the best part, color in your design (if you wish to do so)!

secure sublimation wine caddy with heat tape

Step 8: When your design is finished. Tape your design to your blank using heat resistant tape. You don’t want your design to move when it is pressing.

protective paper sublimation sandwich before wine caddy transfer

Step 9: Create your sublimation sandwich. Two pieces of protective paper with your blank taped to the design in the middle. They key here is to have your protective paper protect your work surfaces and flip sandwich before putting in the press.

ensure the transfer was successful with a peek test 

Step 10: Press your wine caddy for 75 seconds. Before you remove the taped design, do a peek test to make sure you got a good transfer.

sublimation wine caddy with Artesprix sublimation markers and stamp pad

Step 11: If you got a good transfer, remove the design from the press. Remember it will be hot. Once it is cool enough to touch, remove the tape and copy paper and your project is ready to give as a gift. 

I had so much fun creating this Wine Caddy! December’s bank of the month is one of the best ones yet. I can’t wait to see what you create!  

sublimation wine caddy with artesprix iron-on-ink

Be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects.

And for even more inspiration don’t forget to check out some of the other posts on the Artesprix blog. This Metal Panel by Alison is fantastic  and the Christmas Coasters by Adam are so adorable!

Until next time,

Sarah Clark

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  • Beautiful! Love the flowers.

    Posted by NICOLE M MARTEL on December 17, 2021

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