Some of you have wondered how I keep my prices so low when I use expensive transfers on pieces. That got me thinking. After all, I don’t disagree. Transfers are not cheap.
But I am! So if I’m making it work, maybe I should share the math on that with you guys.
One of the transfers that I get lots of use out of on my smalls is the IOD Label Ephemera transfer. This one is actually retired (so disappointing), but you can still find it to buy (for now anyway). I have to admit that I have 3 of these in my cupboard unopened, just in case they get hard to find!
It’s usually priced right around $30. I get at least 10 projects out of this one transfer.
And often even more.
So that means that in the end, I’m spending $3 or less per piece.
Another transfer good for multiple projects is re.design with prima’s Classic Vintage Labels.
There are 27 separate labels, plus those two adorable bees. So obviously this one goes far.
I have a couple of favorites from this set, like this one …
and this one …
Oh, and this one …
and then there is this one …
OK, I love quite a few of them.
I have to admit that there are a couple of designs in the set that I don’t really like and tend not to use. So in all, I probably get around 20 pieces out of each Classic Vintage Labels transfer that I purchase. This one also retails for around $30, so I’m spending around $1.50 each.
Seriously, look how much personality I’m adding for $1.50!
Another one from re.design with prima that I’ve gotten many small projects out of is the Everyday Farmhouse transfer.
This one is awesome for just adding a little wording, especially if you like that farmhouse vibe.
You can get at least 20 projects out of this one.
It has a couple of designs that are sized just right for buckets.
The Everyday Farmhouse transfer also retails at around $30, so again, if you can get 20 items out of it, that’s about $1.50 each.
Last week I posted about the various IOD Pot transfers, those are also good for getting lots of projects out of one transfer.
You can also find this set online for around $30 (although some places charge more, so be sure to shop around). This one has 32 designs, so even less than $1 each!
All of this being said, on occasion I do really splurge like I did on this fabulous toolbox.
Although I only used half of it, this IOD transfer (June, Ode to Henry Fletcher) was also $30. So the half I used was a $15 expenditure (I’ll be able to use the other half on a future project). But I was able to sell this toolbox priced accordingly (for $65), so it was worth it.
And then sometimes you just have to go all out!
That’s re.design with prima’s Parisian Letter transfer. It also usually retails around $30.
It took two sets of their French Ceramics transfer to cover all of the drawers in this linen press …
But I still think that was worth it too!
And then of course there is the Rose Celebration transfer from re.design with prima.
This one is really a splurge at around $45, and you really can’t break it up for multiple projects. But if you want to make a statement, this is the way to do it.
So tell me, do you use transfers on your projects? Have I convinced you to give them a shot?