Lucky Chucks for St. Patrick's Day

Make Your Chucks Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day

March 5th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi everyone! It’s officially March, so I can break out all of my clovers and rainbows!! For real though, I’m probably the worst ever when it comes to wearing green on St. Paddy’s Day...this year I want to make it a little easier on myself, and still rock my mom blogger uniform. (AKA jeans or khaki shorts, a t-shirt, and Chucks, the nickname for Converse)

My oldest works at a shoe store and gets a killer discount on Chucks for me, so I have more now than I’ve ever had...which is what led me to today’s simple, albeit unconventional, St. Patrick’s Day DIY.

1: Measure Shoes

Measure the spaces on your shoes

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Measure the spaces on your shoes

Measure the space for your design. I decided to add iron-on to the back of the shoes and the tongue.

Measure the spaces on your shoes
Measure the spaces on your shoes

2: Create Your Design

Open Design Space and create your design (or use this cut file) and size it to fit your shoes. I used Anna’s Fancy Lettering - Carson font for the text.

3: Cut Out Design

Send the image to your Cricut to cut. Don’t forget to mirror the cut and cut the iron-on shiny side down if you are using traditional iron-on)

4: Weed Iron-on

Weed your iron-on

Weed the Iron On, and place it on your shoes as a “dry run” to check placement.

5: Remove Tags and Preheat EasyPress

Remove the tags on your Chucks

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Remove tags on your Chucks

Preheat the EasyPress to 360* and remove the tag from the tongue on your shoes using the Cricut Sewing Tools if you choose to place iron-on there.

6: Apply Iron-on to Tongue

Apply Iron-on to Tongue

Weed the Iron On, and place it on your shoes as a “dry run” to check placement.

7: Apply Iron-on to Back

Apply Iron-on to Back

If you choose to add text to the “spine” of the shoe, carefully heat the shoe, add the iron-on, and press it on. This will require a second set of hands...wearing oven mitts.

8: Rock Your Chucks

Wear your new lucky Chucks

Sham-ROCK St. Paddy’s Day in your awesome new Chucks!

Have you ever used iron-on on your Chucks? Show us using #CricutMade on social media!

Kids’ St. Patty’s Day Crafts

Kids love to craft and make all sorts of things, especially for the holidays. For St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve created some adorable projects from wall decals to DIY treats. And since our Ready-to-Make projects are as easy as Click, Cut, and Done, kids will find it easy to make these projects for the whole family. Just supply some gold chocolate coins, so they too can find gold at the end of the rainbow.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Project

The luck o’ the Irish is on your side with this fabulous Ready-to-Make St. Paddy’s Day Breakfast project. Using your Cricut and green vinyl, you can create leprechaun footprints around the table leading to a pot of gold, or in your case perhaps a bowl filled with chocolate gold coins (found at most party stores). For our project, we even have footsteps creating a path across a white plate.  You can add our shamrock design to your glassware, plates, vases–or other surfaces–and peel ’em off when you’re done. For more lucky ideas, check out our St. Patrick’s Day projects in Cricut Design Space.