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51 Sublimation Ideas for 2024

As a crafter, I have fallen in love with these sublimation ideas. It is time to take your crafting skills to the next level? With 51 sublimation printing projects, you can create amazing personalized items you’ll treasure for years.

Sublimation is a game changer for full-color objects that pop with color. Not only are these projects fun and creative, but they also make great gifts for friends and family.

From custom printing t-shirts to mugs, cell phone cases, mouse pads, and more colorful projects, explore the possibilities of dye sublimation with these fun ideas.

Once you get past the sublimation startup with an Epson workforce printer converted printer, special ink, special sublimation ink, a sublimation heat press, sublimation transfers paper, traditional heat press, convection oven, or a tumbler press, and design software. You can easily take on any of these projects with the right equipment.

Dye Sublimation printers are readily available and easy to use, while sublimation blanks come in various shapes and sizes to fit whatever project you have in mind.

So why not get creative and have some fun with sublimation projects? From home decor and fashion accessories to gifts for friends and family, the possibilities are truly endless.

To get started today, check out this beginner’s blog.

51 Sublimation Ideas

White T-Shirts

White or lighter color sublimation shirt printing makes a wonderful canvas for dye sublimation. Consider using high polyester fabrics or poly/cotton blend – the higher the polyester percentage, the more vibrant. If you are looking for a more distressed look, choose a polyester mix such as a poly/cotton blend, but high polyester materials make the best base material.

Finished Sublimated Shirt
Desert Empire logo Tshirt

Sublimation is the best way to create your own tshirts, with your favorite saying, or even create logo tshirts, like this one I did for the Desert Empire Fairgrounds.

Bleached T-Shirts

Adding unique art to your color T-shirts takes an extra step, but also creates a unique boho-looking garment. The more cotton, the lighter the dye transfer, but this also creates a distressed look. This will give your T-shirt a brighter surface before you begin sublimating your design.

Blessed Mom Tshirt

Glass Cutting Board

Sublimating glass cutting boards is an exciting and creative way to leave a lasting impression with your artwork. This is ideal for heartfelt gifting. If you have a handwritten recipe from a loved one, you can sublimate their picture and recipe on a glass cutting board. Find an old recipe in a loved one’s handwriting for a thoughtful gift.

Glass Cutting Board

Frosted Mugs

Frosted mugs can create a noticeable coffee cup that reveals your creative personality. To sublimate on frosted mugs you either need a mug press or a toaster oven.

Frosted Mug

Kid’s Sippy Cup

Sublimating onto a kid’s sippy cup with their favorite characters will get you lots of points. Or create a unique gift for a busy mom for her toddler. Sublimation is an excellent way to bring out the best in any kid’s creative side.

Beer Mugs

Have a cold one in style and have a different mug for each holiday. Sublimation is a great way to add decoration to your favorite beer mug. Sublimation is not only a fun project and an effective way to personalize a mug – it makes for an amazing gift too!

Beer Mug, One Lucky Mama

Coffee Mugs

Coffee mugs sublimation is an easy way to express your personality in a fun, unique way.

Mug made with sublimation.
Bloody handprint and blood splatter

Business Cards

Set your business apart and create a memorable reference for your future customers.

Rifle Sling

Sublimation is a process of transforming a solid substance into a gas without passing through the liquid state. This unique process has various applications, including in the field of customization and personalization. One such application is sublimating a rifle sling.

A rifle sling is an essential accessory for women big game hunters or shooters. It provides support and stability while carrying the rifle and allows for easy maneuverability. However, most traditional rifle slings come in solid colors or basic patterns, which may not suit everyone’s taste. That’s where sublimation comes in.

Graduation Cap

Express yourself individuality and celebrate your hard work by sublimating on polyester fabric, then use as a cover on your graduation cap. Afterwards you are ready to begin your Sublimation project and create something amazing that will last for many years!

Wine Carrier and Koozies

Sublimation is a great way to express your creativity and to personalize gifts for the special people in your life, especially if they are wine lovers! Sublimating on wine holders and wine glass covers is an awesome way to create unique gifts that will be sure to make the recipient smile.

Wine and True Crime Wine Carrier

Magnets

Sublimation onto refrigerator magnets is a great and easy way to add a personalized touch to your fridge! The process of sublimating on magnets is easy to learn and will likely bring you much joy from creating something uniquely yours.

Masks

Sublimation is a great way to create personalized and unique face masks. After sublimating wait for it to cool down before peeling off the paper carefully and ta-dah – your very own custom-made Sublimated Face Mask!

Notebook

Sublimation is a fun and creative way to add personality to an ordinary notebook. Sublimate on a notebook is an easy process that you can experiment with by creating beautiful designs that are perfect for showing off! Happy Sublimating!

I Can do all things notebook

Puzzle

Sublimation on a puzzle is a great way to personalize your puzzle and make it entirely unique! Creating stunning custom products using the sublimation process has never been easier – have a go today and watch as you transform your puzzles into something truly unique.

Picture Puzzle

Blanket

Sublimation is a great way to create a personalized heirloom blanket that can commemorate precious events for a memorable and precious gift. Sublimating on a blanket can make sure your unique vision comes to life in no time.

Memory Blanket

Canvas

Sublimation is an exciting way to create artistic prints on canvas! Sublimation involves applying a special laminate and then sublimating the image of your choice and then pressing it onto the canvas to create your own framed artwork.

Ceramic Tile Coaster

Sublimating on ceramic tile coasters is a great way to customize cool and personalized items for yourself – or even for family and friends for relatively inexpensive and meaningful gifts!

Cleaned Tile

I’ve Seen Normal Not Impressed coaster

Cotton

You don’t need to limit your material to polyester fabrics, with some simple preparations, you can have vibrant colors on your cotton apparel using Sublimation coating spray. With some patience and the right materials, you can master the art of transferring beautiful images onto your favorite pieces!

Kitchen Towels

Sublimated kitchen towels are a thoughtful housewarming gift that new homeowners will cherish for many years.

Luggage Tag

Stylize your traveling with your unique luggage tag that will set you apart from fellow travelers. Enjoy your unique baggage identifier!

Luggage Tag

White Stainless Steel Metal Sign

Personalize metal signs for memorable gifts for loved ones. Of all the sublimation ideas, this is my favorite for wedding gifts.

Dog Metal Sign

Mousepad

Sublimating on a mousepad is a great way to add a personal touch to your office space and a functional way to have photos of your loved ones close by. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can transform your basic mouse pad into something unique!

Passport Cover Sublimation Ideas

Passport Cover
Passport Sublimation Ideas

Sublimation on a passport cover can be a great way to show off your creativity and personal style while setting yourself apart from your fellow travelers. Sublimation gives anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind accessory the chance to do just that and stand out from the crowd in the process. So why not give it a try?

Shot Glass Sublimation Ideas

Sublimation on a shot glass is a great way to make a personalized and unique drinking vessel. It’s not difficult to learn how to sublimate on a shot glass but it pays off with great results – try it today!

Insulated Stainless Steel Skinny Tumbler

Sublimation on a tumbler is a great way to customize your drinkware and other items in minutes making it easy to express your individual personality with customized drinkware. Sublimation is an affordable and rewarding experience for anyone interested in adding personalization to their favorite items!

Glitter Vinyl

Sublimating on glitter vinyl HTV is a great way to sublimate on natural fibers and add extra bling to your wardrobe. Sublimating on glitter vinyl HTV can give your projects a unique, special look that’ll turn heads!

Wallet

Sublimation on a wallet is something anyone can do at home to add style to their everyday life. Your unique design onto the wallet and be ready to show off your new creation with pride!

Logo Coasters

Stephanie logo coasters
Coaster Sublimation Ideas
easy tiger coaster
Easy Tiger Creative Logo

My sister and a friend have created their own logos, but had not created many marketing items with their logos. I put their logo on some coasters and they were appreciative. One was for endurance sports, and the other was for promotional items, can you guess which logo is which?

Check out the how to blog post here

Coir Doormat

I've Seen Normal Mat
Soir Doormat Sublimation Ideas
Welcome ish mat
Welcome Doormat Sublimation Ideas

Can you sublimate on Coir Doormats? Yes you can, make sure your images are bold and bright because the coir fibers can be different lengths.

Stickers

Sublimation on stickers is a great way to add a personalized touch to any gift or creative project. All you need is blank stickers, sublimation ink, and a heat press to get started. Sublimate on stickers today and take your creativity to the next level!

Tote Bag

Sublimation on a tote bag can be a rewarding and creative project. Sublimation on a tote bag is easy and fun with the proper tools at hand.

Necklace

Sublimation on a necklace is a great way to express your creativity and style! All you need is a blank sublimation-coated necklace and some sublimation paper!

Charm Bracelet

Sublimation on a charm bracelet is an exciting way to express yourself by creating unique jewelry pieces. Sublimation brings out endless possibilities and minutes later with the help of heat you will have an awesome new jewelry piece!

Apron

Sublimation is a great way to put a custom spin on a practical item. You can create artwork that corresponds with the season or personality. Sublimation lets you show off your unique style while enjoying the comfort of cooking in a personalized piece of kitchen wear.

Car Air Freshener

Sublimation can be a great way to create car bling while improving the smell of your vehicle. Following these steps will have your car interior looking one of a kind in no time!

Baby Bib

Do you need some sublimation ideas for your next baby show. Sublimating on a baby bib is an exciting new way to add that special “something extra” and make ordinary baby bibs stand out. So why not try it today and see what unique bib designs you can create?

Baby Blanket

Sublimating on a baby blanket is an easy and unique way to customize and spruce up your baby’s blankie. Sublimating on a baby blanket is an enjoyable way to create something special for your little one’s snuggles.

Onesie

Sublimating a baby onesie is an easy and creative way to keep your little one looking stylish! – give it a go today!

Bling Dog Tag Necklace

Sublimation bling dog tags are convenient to use as a charm during graduation or a wedding to sublimate a loved one that has passed, but you still want their memory with you on your special day. This can be a heartwarming gift for a loved one.

Bottle Opener

Sublimation on a bottle opener is an easy process and can stylize functional items for your kitchen. If you glue magnets to the back of the opener, you can display your style on the refrigerator.

Burp Cloth

Sublimation on a burp cloth is an easy and fun craft project that will be a welcome gift for busy moms while keeping their little one stylish. Sublimate and customize your very own special baby burp cloth anyone would love to receive as a gift!

Business Card Holder

Create your own individual card holder that will set you apart from the competition and will be memorable to your future customers.

Graduation Charm

Sublimating on a graduation charm is an easy and fun way to memorialize a loved one’s memory while celebrating your achievement. It’s an easy but rewarding activity that is sure to create lasting memories of your graduation!

Clipboard

Set your business apart with a unique sublimated clipboard with your logo. Sublimating on a clipboard is as easy as that and it’s a great way have fun customizing something unique.

Leather Journal

Sublimating on a leather journal is an easy way to add a personal touch to any story, sketch or scrapbook. This is a great way of creating something truly special for yourself or someone else!

Vaccination Card Holder

Sublimation is a great way to add some personal pizzazz to an otherwise plain plastic card holder. Your vaccination card carrier will be easy to find and have been transformed from ordinary to extraordinary!

Compact Mirror

Sublimation on a compact mirror offers boundless possibilities for cheerful gifting or stylish personalization and it’s definitely worth trying out!

Dry Erase Board

Sublimation on a dry-erase board can be a great way to make your workspace stylish and unique. It’s an incredibly satisfying experience and will give you an eye-catching centerpiece for your office space in no time!

Foldable Fan

Sublimation is an easy and cost-effective way to customize any foldable fan. Plus, it’s really fun too! Sublimating on a foldable fan is easier than ever before – so why not try it out today?

Salon Cape

Want a unique salon cape that will be fun for your customers, and adds some sass to your workspace?

Santa Sack

Sublimation on a Santa Sack is a simple process that can make your gifts extra special this holiday season. Sublimating on a Santa Sack is an excellent way to make unique gifts for family or friends this holiday season.

FAQ

What is sublimation?

In scientific terms, Sublimation refers to the phase transition in which matter changes state from a solid immediately into a gas, bypassing the liquid state. 

Clear as mud? Think of Dry Ice; Dry Ice starts as a solid form, then as it melts turns into a gas state, turning into a spooky-looking fog. 

How does this relate to crafting? Sublimation is a “process” where special ink is printed on special paper and heated to a gas that becomes embedded into fibers like polyester, then becomes solid when it cools.

What are the benefits of dye sublimation?

  1. Creates vibrant designs on white polyester and/or high polyester count for garment printing
  2. Sublimation printing allows you to create your own custom sublimation transfers for garment printing.
  3. Wide range of sublimation blanks for your favorite crafting technique.

 What is the best sublimation printer?

  1. Most cost effective printer is the epson workforce printer converted to use sublimation inks.
  2. Best Quality, but costly is a sawgrass printer using sawgrass sublimation ink.

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