March 26th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny
Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Today I’m sharing a fun summer project you can make with iron-on and your Cricut EasyPress. I chose Cricut’s new SportFlex Iron-on for the drink holders because they are slightly stretchy and it works great because of its flexibility.
These can holders and coasters will be perfect for those summer nights coming soon. There’s nothing better than relaxing with friends and sipping an ice cold drink!
1: Create Your Design
Open Cricut Design Space and create your design for your can holder and your coasters. The Cricut Design Space library has lots of fun images you can add. I think some pineapples or watermelons would be fun additions! There are also some premade sayings if you search “Summer”. I used the font Cricket for my words.
What saying will you put on your koozie? Be sure to share with #CricutMade so we can see!
2: Curve Your Text
A fun new feature in Cricut Design Space is the ability to curve your text! I thought it would be fun to have curved text for my coasters. Simply select the text you want to curve, and use the Curve Text button slider to curve it exactly how you like it.
3: Cut Out Your Iron-on
Once you have your design finished, click on Make It. Select SportsFlex Iron-on from the Materials list. Place your iron-on on the StandardGrip (green) mat liner side down. Don’t forget to mirror your image.
4: Weed Your Iron-on
Carefully weed the excess material from your words using your weeding tools.
5: Press on Your Design
Make sure to check the recommended settings online for your EasyPress. There are different settings if you are using the EasyPress mat or a towel. Preheat your EasyPress and warm up your can holder.
Uneven surfaces can be a little trickier to press. For the best results, you want to get your surface as flat as possible. One idea is a to use different sizes of wood blocks to make your surface flat. I was able to press my drink holder by having the uneven bottom piece stick out from the EasyPress, leaving the top flat.
Place the words on your can holder and apply the heat. Test a small corner of your design and gently lift the liner. If the liner does not peel easily, reapply heat.
Peel off the liner.
Press your coasters with your EasyPress following the same steps. These are a lot easier to press because they are already nice and flat.
Now you’re ready to enjoy those summer nights!