Iron-on transfer paper is basically the DIY world’s dirty little secret. In as little as 10 minutes, you can make something like a basic t-shirt or tote bag look totally professional. Nobody needs to know that all you did was print, cut and iron. We won’t tell if you don’t. And as far as what you can do with transfer paper, the options are totally endless. Want your face on a tote bag? You can do that. A sweet note printed on a tea towel for dear old mom? Totally achievable. But we know that sometimes it’s easier to get started when the idea is already laid out for you, and there’s no shame in that. So for your DIY convenience, here are 14 iron-on projects that you can master in under an hour.


1. Pineapple Dress: If you have a basic dress that’s in need of a simple spring update, follow this idea that transforms a pale yellow frock into a piece of patterned pineapple fun. (via Studio DIY)


2. Calligraphy Pillows: Fake these cool, hand-drawn pillows with just the click of a button. If you’re familiar with Photoshop you could even alter these so that they’re different colors. (via Style Me Pretty)


3. Deer T-Shirt ($2): Add some color to your outfit with this ultra-saturated printable. Not a fan of the deer? Check out the rest of this Etsy shop, which has a bunch of other designs in the same geometric pattern.


4. Bunny T-Shirt: We know Easter has passed, but bunnies are always cute. Rock this adorable spring-ready tee with a skirt to a garden party or even to the gym. The choice is yours. (via Alice and Lois)


5. Punny Beach Cover-Up: Escaping sometime soon for a late spring break? All you need to make this hilarious cover-up is iron-on transfer paper and an oversized men’s tee. (via Brit + Co)


6. Look Up Tote: Gently remind everyone to get out of that smartphone and into the world with this fresh and simple design. If you like the look but want another sentiment, check out this blogger’s other options. (via Oh the Lovely Things)


7. Boyfriend Tank: This hilarious tank was originally part of our epic April Fools’ prank, but it’ll still be super cool way past April 1st. Want to ask your new love interest to go steady? Catch him off guard by making him this and giving it to him as an expected present. (via Brit + Co)


8. Farmer’s Market Tote: If you’re always forgetting to bring a bag to the farmer’s market, make this and you’ll always be eager to show off your super appropriate accessory. (via The Casual Craftlete)


9. Geometric Tote: Sometimes it’s best to just keep it simple. Here’s a great option if you’re making a gift for a friend and want to keep things versatile. (via Make and Tell)


10. Pineapple Illustration: If you’re looking for a farmer’s market tote with a little more zing, print this punny illustration on a blank canvas bag instead of a t-shirt. (via Brit + Co)


11. Inspirational Tote: Because sometimes you just need a reminder. (via Alice and Louis)


12. Iron Me On Book ($13): If you just can’t decide what you want to make, grab this awesome book with 20 pages of super funky iron-on designs. We’ll take 10 copies, please.

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13. Spring Treat Bags: Have a spring-tastic garden party coming up? Send guests home with these adorable treat bags. We’re guessing they’ll hold on to them long after the seasons shift. (via Live Laught Rowe)


14. Monitor Pocket: Need a five-minute t-shirt update? Done and done. (via Brit + Co)

Have you made any awesome projects using iron-on transfers? Share them with us in the comments below.