Personalize blankets and throws with heat transfer vinyl to make great sorority gifts.
Who doesn’t need another throw, especially one that is personalized? Add some Greet letters to the blankets and they make great sorority gifts that are very affordable! To make these Cricut iron on blankets, I used a Cricut Explore to cut Greek letters from heat transfer vinyl. Then, I used a Cricut Easy Press to iron them on (you can use an iron if you don’t have a Cricut Easy Press).
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What you’ll need to make Cricut Iron On Blankets:
- Throw. Here are a few cute options similar to mine:
- Cricut Machine – I recommend the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker.
- White Iron on vinyl
- Cricut mats. The green mats are perfect for cutting vinyl
- Cricut Easy Press – There are a few options.
- Cricut Easy Press Mat
- Basic Cricut Tools
Images and Fonts
For my Greek alphabet, I purchased an SVG file from Design Bundles. I shopped around and liked the versatility that I’ll get with this one.
HOW TO MAKE CRICUT IRON ON BLANKETS
Check out my blanket sorority gifts YouTube video!
This video share shares step-by-step instructions to create this project in Cricut Design studio and how to use the Cricut Easy Press to iron on the heat transfer vinyl. Below the detailed YouTube video are some general reminders and tips.
Cut your material.
Be sure to put the heat transfer vinyl onto the Cricut mat glossy side down, dull side up when you cut it.
Also, make sure you reverse your image by clicking on the Mirror option before you cut the vinyl.
Weed the heat transfer vinyl.
Use your Cricut weeder to remove the vinyl that isn’t part of the iron on.
Working with Heat Transfer Vinyl
I use a Cricut Easy Press to put on heat transfer vinyl. Before owning an Easy Press, I used an iron. It works, but the easy press just does a much better job and it is easy to control the temperature. I love, love, love mine. For Christmas I want to get the Cricut Easy Press mini!
Pre-heat the Cricut Easy Press
When you’re ready to use your Cricut Easy Press, turn it on and set the temperature.
Cricut provides a guide with your easy press, but I always just look it up online whenever I’m doing a project. You can just search “cricut easy press heat guide.”
Tap on the type of Cricut Easy Press that you’re using. Then select the heat transfer material you are using. Then select the type of base material you’re using (what you’re ironing onto). And finally, select whether you’re using the Cricut Easy Press mat or a towel.
After tapping “Apply” it lets you know the temperature setting for the project. It also shares how long you should keep the press on your project and it tells you whether to remove the transfer material while it is warm or cool. For this project, the heat guide instructed me to set the temperature to 315 degrees.
Here are some Cricut Easy Press mat options from Amazon.
The photos below show my blanket sorority gifts being finalized.
First, I ironed on the white layer of heat transfer vinyl. I applied light pressure for 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds, I peeled the backing from the heat transfer vinyl.
Then I rolled the blanket back up , making sure the ironed on letters were visible.
I tied the original ribbon back onto the rolled blanket.
Check out some of my other posts for this holiday season:
- Wood slice ornaments
- Christmas Care Package – full of DIY Christmas Ideas
- Ornaments with heat transfer vinyl (iron on)
- Teardrop Cork Earrings
- Snowflake Cutout Teardrop Faux Leather Earrings
- Reindeer Iron Onto Teardrop Earrings
- Snowman Leather Iron On Earrings
- Reindeer cutout Earrings
- Buffalo Check Snowman Cutout Earrings
- Buffalo check with Christmas Tree cutouts