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Updated: 2020-01-18  Views: 98

Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post.

Hey friends! Today's DIY project is easy and fun (aren't those the best kind)?! I created these DIY personalized koozies for my dear friend, Megan, who I've been friends with since college. We went to the beach together this year, and while we were there I realized 1) Joe and I own exactly 1 koozie (weird, I know) and 2) most koozies we saw on the beach just aren't cute. Sopersonalized new baby gifts, as I was brainstorming ideas for her birthday gift, I decided I would make her some cute and girly koozies just for her. After seeing how well they turned out, I can assure you that I'll be making some for me and Joe soon, too! Read on to learn how to make some of your very own.

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1) Measure the area of your koozie that you want to apply your design to.

2) Create your designs in Cricut Design Space. You can access the pineapple and flamingo cut files that I used by clicking here. The monogram font is one I had installed on my computer (it's called Monogram Full Circle–;I have no idea where I got it).

3) Cut and weed your designs. I used myCricut BrightPadto weed my gold glitter iron-on and it made it SO much easier to see the cut lines.

4) Use yourCricut EasyPress to apply your designs to your koozies. I set my temperature to 330?F and my timer to 17 seconds, and that worked like a charm for me! Be sure to protect your table with a folded towel or blanket before using your EasyPress.

Now, I have to tell you that I had previously given up on iron-on projects. I ruined way too many shirts and wasted far too much material to keep trying. But when I learned that household irons (which is what I had been using) haveincrediblyuneven heat distribution, I began to understand why my iron-on results had been so varied. I was super intrigued by the EasyPress because of the larger surface area (9″;x9″;) and the evenly heated plate, but I'll admit I was skeptical because of my terrible results in the past. But it has NOT let me down once.

I used to start to peel up the plastic layer only to realize that the iron-on wasn't sticking, so I'd have to go over it AGAIN. And more than once I wound up burning the fabric as a result. That hasn't happen at all with my EasyPress. Now I think I may become an iron-on addict.

It's easy to use. Just place your design on your koozie.

Then use the EasyPress guide to set the appropriate temperature for your iron-on material AND your fabric, set your timer and press the go button when you are ready. Press down with medium pressure and hold the EasyPress still–;no need to move it around. The EasyPress It beeps when the timer runs out–;no more setting timers or counting out loud. And I personally love that it's compact. I just don't have the room (or desire) for a bulky heat press machine.

If you are layering any vinyl, like I did with the flamingo's wing, just repeat the process until you are done!

That's it! How cute are these DIY personalized koozies? They'd make fabulous bridesmaids or groomsman gifts, for sure, but they are also perfect for anyone in your life who likes their drinks cold!

Before you head out, be sure to subscribe to get access to my FREE printables library (I add new printables frequently)!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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