Look for spaces on items that allow you to personalize with names, clubs, and more!
I found these ornaments at Michaels on Black Friday and knew that the scarf was perfect to personalize with Cricut Iron On. I could have put a name, initials, school initials, and dozens of other personalized options on the scarf. My daughter happens to be a Chi Omega, and their symbol is the owl, to remind membership to strive for knowledge and understanding throughout life. I knew these would be perfect gifts for her friends. I grabbed six of them and decided that I’d iron on the Chio Omega greek letters.
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What you’ll need to make Personalize with Cricut:
- Owls from Michaels – you can use any item that has space for your heat transfer vinyl (iron on material).
- 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. All work, but I usually use a 9″ x 9″.
- 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.
For my school letters, I needed a font that was very narrow because I was working on a very small space. I used Arial Narrow.
HOW TO PERSONALIZE WITH CRICUT
Check out my YouTube video with step by step instructions.
The video shares how I work with the Greek letter alphabet in Cricut Design space to get the cut file ready and show step by step to get the materials cut and ironed onto the owl’s scarves. I will share a few basics in written instruction below.
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 you image by clicking on the Mirror option before you cut your vinyl.
These are the two BIGGEST mistakes people make when working with iron on projects. Just make sure you do these two things and it’s really easy.
Working with Heat Transfer Vinyl
I use a Cricut Easy Press to iron on materials. 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 mini one!
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.
Here are some Cricut Easy Press mat options from Amazon.
Check out some of my other posts for this holiday season:
- Wood slice ornaments
- Christmas Care Package – full of DIY Christmas Ideas
- 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